Sparkling New Fashioned

Cocktails anyone? Or should I say adult punch.

I came across this recipe in Oprah magazine and thought to myself, "that sounds delicious!". The problem was I thought my husband may be a tad concerned for Jack and myself if I had a bowl of whiskey punch made (and half drank) when he got home from work.

So I decided to put this recipe in my back pocket and pulled it out for New Years Day when I knew his whole family would be able to enjoy it.

I love a good craft cocktail and it's cold here in Ohio so whiskey just seemed fitting ya know?

Honestly it's super easy to make and it was a total hit!


Here's what you need:

  • 5 blood oranges
  • Whole cloves
  • 2 (750ml) bottles sparkling apple cider, chilled
  • 1 1/2 cups bourbon
  • 20 drops Angostura bitters
  • 1 cup currants 


Slice oranges and press cloves into peel. In a punch bowl , combine cider, bourbon and bitters.

Float orange slices and currants on top.

Serve over ice and garnish with orange.