Winter Citrus Punch


Servings: 8-10
15 lemons
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
2 cups Redemption High Rye Bourbon


From lemons, cut 8 long strips zest and squeeze 2 1/2 cups juice.

In 2-quart saucepan, combine lemon-zest strips, sugar, cinnamon sticks, and 2 cups water; heat on medium until sugar dissolves, stirring. Remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove and discard lemon zest. Refrigerate lemon syrup until cold. Remove and discard cinnamon sticks.

In punch bowl or large pitcher, stir together lemon juice, syrup, bourbon or rye and 1 1/2 to 3 cups cold water. Serve immediately on ice, garnished with lemon twists and cinnamon sticks, or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.