There are so many reasons to love this made-for-a-party punch: It’s warm with autumnal spice, vibrantly hued and best, of all, it’s made with port so it’s not too crazy-strong. The fortified red wine offers plenty of flavor, while bourbon plays a supporting role. With its citrus and spice notes, it’s food-friendly, too, so your guests can sip it all night long.
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Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen for Crate and Barrel
Yield: About 12 cocktails
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Two 750-mL bottles port (such as Sandeman Tawny)
12 ounces bourbon
12 ounces grapefruit juice
8 ounces spiced simple syrup
16 ounces lemon juice
16 ounces club soda
Punch bowl ice
8 lemon slices studded with cloves, for garnish