I should have known better. This was sickly sweet. I'm not even sure how it made it into Southern Living, it's that bad. I served it at a party and everyone took a glass because I normally make great punches, and we all quickly agreed it was not good. I threw out 85% or more of it at the end of the night. What a waste of $34 of alcohol! The sodas and acidic orange juice do nothing to cut through the saccharine grenadine and muscadine wine. By the way, the drink pictured is NOT this punch. This drink's grenadine + cranberry juice = something the color of your child's Kool Aid. Good alcoholic beverages are never Kool Aid red in my experience. Had the picture been right, I probably would have skipped over this recipe. Oh well, live and learn.
Mississippi Bourbon Punch
Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett
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Total: 10 Minutes
- 2 (750-milliliter) bottles dry muscadine wine, chilled*
- 1 (12-oz.) bottle grenadine, chilled
- 1 1/2 cups chilled bourbon
- 1 cup chilled fresh orange juice
- 1 cup chilled cranberry juice
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
- 8 cups ice cubes
- 1 (12-oz.) can lemon-lime soft drink, chilled
- 1 cup chilled club soda
- Garnish: orange slices, red and green muscadine halves (optional)
- Pour muscadine wine, grenadine, bourbon, orange juice, cranberry juice, and lime juice into a punch bowl. Stir in ice cubes, lemon-lime soft drink, and club soda. Garnish, if desired.
- *Chardonnay may be substituted.
- Note: We tested with Morgan Creek Vineyards Cahaba White Alabama muscadine wine and Stirrings grenadine.
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