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Spiced Citrus Punch

Photo: Greg Dupree; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty

Active time 8 mins
Total time 55 mins
Yield

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 chai tea bags
  • 4 cups ice
  • 2 cups cold seltzer water
  • 1 1/2 cups (12 oz.) bourbon
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (from 1 orange)
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Orange, lemon, and lime slices

How to Make It

  1. Combine water, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan over high. Bring to a boil, stirring just until sugar and salt dissolve, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat; add tea bags, and steep 10 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add ice, and stir until ice is melted and tea mixture has cooled to room temperature. Pour tea into a large pitcher, and chill until cold, at least 30 minutes.

  2. Add seltzer water, bourbon, lemon juice, orange juice, pine­apple juice, and nutmeg to tea; stir gently to combine. Serve over ice, and garnish with citrus slices, if desired.