Citrus Whiskey Tea Punch

Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 256kcal
Author Vintage Kitty


  • 6 lemons
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 pound sugar
  • 1/4 cup loose green tea
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups whiskey
  • 1/2 cup applejack


  • Peel lemons and oranges, leaving behind as much pith as possible.
  • Scrape off any pith that remains on the lemon and orange peels.
  • Combine sugar and citrus peels in a food processor and pulse until the sugar looks wet and tinted orange, about 10-20 short pulses.
  • Bring water to a boil in a small sauce pot.
  • Once boiling, remove from heat and add green tea. 
  • Cover pot and let tea steep 3 minutes.
  • Add sugar mixture to tea and stir until sugar melts.
  • Strain sugar syrup through a very fine mesh sieve.
  • Juice lemons and oranges and place in a pitcher or large bowl.
  • Add in sugar syrup, whiskey and applejack.
  • Cover and refrigerate until cold.
  • Serve in a small punch bowl with large ice cubes or an ice ring.


  • I used Laird's Applejack. It's the real deal. If you can't find that brand any good apple brandy will do, or in a pinch, use Calvados. But, I would advise against using apple schnapps or other liqueurs that use artificial apple flavoring. 
  • This recipe makes 6 cups of punch, enough for twelve 4 oz servings. For a large party, plan for 2-3 servings per person and multiply the recipe accordingly.


Calories: 256kcal