With the temperatures dropping, this warm Irish whiskey punch recipe will keep you warm and cozy all through the holidays

Thanksgiving is near and while that usually means gobbling down all the dinner and dessert you can manage, it also means it's time to indulge in some grown-up cocktails! This recipe for a warm Irish whiskey punch will keep you and your guests feeling warm and bright all season long.

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Warm Irish Whiskey Punch recipe

Ingredients:

  • 300 ml Irish whiskey (14oz)
  • 1000 ml Cloudy / pressed apple juice (liter)
  • 100ml dry white wine (4oz)
  • 2 clove-studded full orange zests
  • 4 small ginger thumbnails
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Dashes of Angostura bitters to taste

Method:

Place all ingredients in a large pan and simmer until the sugar has dissolved and liquid is warmed through.

Transfer entire contents to a punch bowl. Serve with a ladle into heatproof glasses (approx 175ml) and garnish, if you want, with a fresh whole cinnamon stick.

Sit back and enjoy the holiday with friends and family!

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What's your cocktail to make during the holidays? How do you drink your Irish whiskey? Let us know in the comments section below!

Warm Irish whiskey punch is the perfect welcome home for Thanksgiving.Getty Images