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Earl Grey–Bourbon Punch

Earl Grey–Bourbon Punch

Turn this tea punch recipe up a notch with a decorative ice ring. Learn our tricks on how to make your own.


  • ¼ cup loose Earl Grey tea or 4 bags
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon orange or regular bitters
  • Ice ring and lemon wheels (for serving)

Recipe Preparation

  • Combine tea and 1¼ cups boiling water in a heatproof bowl. Let steep 5 minutes, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a measuring glass (you should have 1 cup). Let cool.

  • Meanwhile, bring honey, thyme, 2 rosemary sprigs, and ½ cup water to a gentle simmer over medium heat, stirring to combine. Let cool; discard herbs.

  • Combine tea, honey syrup, lemon juice, bourbon, Cognac, and bitters in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Add 2 cups ice and stir until ice is melted and punch is very cold.

  • Serve punch in tumblers filled with ice, garnished with rosemary sprigs and lemon wheels.

  • Do Ahead: Syrup and tea can be made 3 days ahead; cover separately and chill. Punch can be made 1 day ahead; cover and chill.

Recipe by Ann Redding & Matt Danzer,Reviews SectionI make this every year at our holiday party and it's a SMASH! 10/10 recommend!astoltzeLos Angeles12/12/19Delicious and festive. We made this for our holiday drink this Christmas and it was a big hit. The Earl Grey tea adds a delicate fragrance. This recipe is a keeper.AnonymousLos Angeles, CA12/27/17

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