How To: Make Founding Fathers' Plantation Punch for the July 4th Holiday

Make Founding Fathers' Plantation Punch for the July 4th Holiday

Celebrate America's birthday the way the Founding Fathers might have, by whipping up a batch of Plantation Punch. Howcast presents this video recipe guide to mixing the alcoholic drink: The Founding Father's Plantation Punch. Perfect for the 4th of July.

You Will Need

  • 12 oz. bourbon
  • 6 oz. sugar
  • 24 oz. rum
  • ice
  • 48 oz. sparkling water
  • 6 oz. port
  • one orange and two lemons, sliced
  • a large bowl
  • a strainer
  • a punch bowl
  • sweet sherry

Step 1: Mix Ingredients

Pour the first three ingredients into a bowl, stir briskly with ice until the sugar is dissolved, and then strain into a punch bowl.

Step 2: Stir in the Water

Stir in the water.

Step 3: Float the Port

Float the port on top.

Tip: Substituted sweet sherry for port.

Step 4: Garnish with Fruit

Garnish with orange and lemon slices.

Step 5: Toast the Colonies

Do as the newly liberated colonists did: Make 13 toasts, in honor of the first American states.

Fact: The recipe for Plantation Punch is thought to have been invented in the 17th century.

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