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Fancy Witches’ Brew

What’s it going to do to you? Boo!

You may think that a witches’ brew has ghost sweat, toenails, and puppy dog tails in it. But not this one. This one is just delicious.

This recipe is courtesy of Maker’s Mark. Created by Matt Wallace, Mixologist.



  • 1 Liter Maker’s Mark Bourbon
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • Peels of 3 lemons and 1 orange
  • Juice of peeled fruit
  • 1 Liter strong tea (preferably green tea)
  • 250 Milliliters champagne (club soda can be used for a less fancy version)
  • Freshly grated nutmeg*


Combine sugar and citrus peels in the bottom of a punch bowl.

Muddle together until sugar starts to clump together.

Let sit for about 2 hours, (while not necessary, this does add a little complexity).

Brew the tea for about 30 minutes, remove loose tea or tea bags and allow to cool.

Add the juice of the peeled fruit, tea and bourbon. Stir. Top with champagne just before serving and stir gently.

Top with freshly grated nutmeg and serve.

*If you can’t grate fresh nutmeg, don’t use the prepackaged powdered stuff. It will turn your punch into a paste. If fresh isn't possible, garnish with citrus wheels or fresh fruit.