Old Faithful Punch

  • SERVINGS: Makes about 20 drinks

PS 7's • Washington, DC

Grapefruit adds a sweet-tart flavor to this citrusy large-batch version of a mint julep. "We had such a demand for the punch and made it so frequently," says Gina Chersevani, "that the staff started to call it 'Old Faithful.'"

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  1. One 750-ml bottle bourbon
  2. 1 cup superfine sugar
  3. 32 ounces fresh Ruby Red grapefruit juice
  4. 20 dashes of grapefruit bitters
  5. One-half 750-ml bottle St-Germain elderflower liqueur
  6. 20 strips of grapefruit zest
  7. One 750-ml bottle chilled sparkling water
  8. 1/2 cup mint leaves, for garnish
  9. Ice
  1. In a large bowl, whisk the bourbon with the elderflower liqueur and sugar until the sugar dissolves completely. Stir in the grapefruit juice, bitters and grapefruit zest and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Stir in the sparkling water and garnish with the mint leaves. Ladle the punch into ice-filled punch cups.