In the heat of the Summer there can be nothing more satisfying than a patio party with friends gathered around a bowl of punch. Getting creative with punch is fun and easy. Not only can you use whatever base spirit fits your fancy, you can also transform the serving bowl with decorative ice. Just alternate layers of ice with sliced fruit and herbs from the garden for an appealing creation.
6 very large sprigs fresh mint
3 tea bags black tea
3 cups boiling water
1 cup ice water
1 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
Poke the cloves into the orange, then cut it into 3 slices.
Put the orange slices, mint, and tea bags in a heatproof pitcher or bowl.
Add the boiling water, let steep for 1 hour, then remove the tea bags.
Add the ice water, juices, and brown sugar, stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Add the whisky and chill until ready to serve.