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Ohio Punch

The Ohio Punch, a signature creation from Bellwether, is a delightful blend of Bourbon's warmth and the zesty freshness of fruits and spices. This recipe, perfect for gatherings, yields enough to serve 10 people, making it an ideal choice for parties and celebrations.

Difficulty Level

Moderate: Crafting this punch requires some preparation, especially with the homemade syrups, but the process is straightforward and rewarding.



  1. Punch Assembly: Place a block of ice in a large punch bowl. Pour in the Lowertown Bourbon, King & Dane, Heart of Stone, pineapple juice, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup, black green tea syrup, and bitters.
  2. Stirring: Gently stir the mixture to ensure all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Serving: Ladle the punch into individual glasses.
  4. Garnish: Add a touch of elegance with freshly grated nutmeg on top of each serving.

Cinnamon Syrup

  • 1 oz. Crushed Cassia Cinnamon Bark
  • 3 cups Water
  • 3 cups Fine Sugar

Preparation: Combine cinnamon bark, water, and sugar in a pot. Bring to a boil while stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let it sit at room temperature for 12 hours. Strain through a fine mesh strainer, then bottle, label, and refrigerate.

Black Tea Syrup

  • 1 oz. Black Tea
  • 3 cups Water
  • 3 cups Fine Sugar

Preparation: Combine black tea, water, and sugar in a pot. Bring to a boil, stirring often. After removing from heat, let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Strain, bottle, label, and refrigerate. 


The Ohio Punch is must-try for any cocktail enthusiast! A great party starter with rich flavors of cinnamon supported by the bourbon and light citrus supported by the peach+apricot vodka!

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