Rabbit Hole Distillery
As the lazy haze of summer rolls around, with the patriotic spirits of July kindling, it's the perfect time to discover and indulge in the "Patriot's Punch" - a truly American cocktail that is equal parts refreshing, rich, and radiant. This patriotic cocktail marries the crispness of summer with the heart-warming essence of our homeland, all the while showcasing a fusion of flavors that surprise and delight.
This bold yet balmy concoction starts with a generous pour of Rabbit Hole Cavehill Four-Grain Triple Malt Kentucky Straight Bourbon, sourced from the heartland of America. This exceptional bourbon, renowned for its smooth and sophisticated notes, forms the luxurious backbone of our Patriot's Punch. Expect an exuberant explosion of flavors, owing to the hints of orchard fruits and toasted grains that characterize this distinctive Kentucky Bourbon.
Next, we introduce a rush of tartness with an ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Each drop promises to inject a lively spark into the cocktail, perfectly balancing the bourbon's richness and revitalizing your palate on those balmy summer afternoons. To offset the zest, a drizzle of honey syrup, made with a one-to-one ratio of honey to water, gently sweetens the concoction, giving the cocktail a velvety undertone that seamlessly binds all the ingredients together.
A splash of orange liqueur - Cointreau or Grand Marnier - adds an unexpected twist of citrusy sweetness, lending depth to the cocktail's flavor profile. A handful of fresh mint leaves is muddled in next, their aromatic coolness injecting a refreshing breeziness that is synonymous with summer's charm.
The cocktail is topped off with a sparkle of club soda, its effervescence heightening the amalgamation of flavors while also adding a playful flair. The Patriot's Punch is garnished with a sun-kissed wheel of lemon and a sprig of mint - a nod to the vibrant colors of our flag and a visual treat that amplifies the overall experience of the cocktail.
Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Patriot's Punch is an enticingly complex, yet harmonious tribute to our shared American heritage. With every sip, you'll embark on a captivating journey across the sensory landscape of our nation. Truly, this is the perfect toast to the spirit of summer and the soul of the patriot.
2 oz Rabbit Hole Cavehill Four-Grain Triple Malt Kentucky Straight Bourbon
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 oz honey syrup (1:1 ratio of honey to water)
- 1/2 oz orange liqueur (such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
- 4-5 fresh mint leaves
- Club soda
- Lemon wheel and mint sprig, for garnish
Optional (recommended) bar accessories
In a mixing glass, gently muddle the fresh mint leaves to release their aromatic oils.
Add the Rabbit Hole Cavehill Bourbon, fresh lemon juice, honey syrup, and orange liqueur to the mixing glass.
Fill the mixing glass with ice and stir well to combine all the ingredients.
Strain the mixture into a punch bowl or a large pitcher filled with ice.
Top with club soda to your desired level, usually 2-3 ounces per serving.
Stir gently to incorporate the club soda.
Serve the Patriot's Punch in individual glasses filled with ice.
Garnish each glass with a lemon wheel and a mint sprig.