Kentucky Derby Bourbon Punch

We made this bourbon punch for our second annual Kentucky Derby party. It was a hit! Not too strong, and the citrus was a great relief from the heat. Serve in a glass filled with ice.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
about 3 1/2 quarts



  • 34 fluid ounces bourbon

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • ¼ cup maraschino cherry juice

  • 1 ½ liters club soda

  • 1 lemon, sliced

  • ½ cup maraschino cherries, halved


  1. Mix bourbon, orange juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate, lemon juice, and maraschino cherry juice together in a pitcher until base is well mixed.

  2. Pour base into a punch bowl; add club soda, lemon slices, and maraschino cherry halves.


You can also make an ice ring to place into the punch bowl to help keep the bourbon punch cold. Remember, it will dilute the punch as it melts, so keep a little extra bourbon handy to add as needed. Ice ring: 1 12-ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate, 1 sliced orange, 1 sliced lemon, 1/2 cup maraschino cherries. Prepare lemonade according to the directions.

Pour the lemonade into a Bundt pan or a glass or plastic bowl. Lay orange and lemon slices in layers in the lemonade and top with maraschino cherries. Freeze overnight. To remove ice ring from the pan or bowl, place it in warm water in the sink until it loosens from the container. Place in a punch bowl and pour the punch over it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
0g Fat
13g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 21mg 103%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 96mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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