Spiked Southern Patio-Cooler

Number of servings


  • 1 SunkistĀ® orange
  • 20 whole cloves
  • 8 large sprigs fresh mint
  • 4 orange pekoe tea bags
  • 0.5 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup freshly-squeezed Sunkist orange juice
  • 0.5 cup freshly-squeezed Sunkist lemon juice
  • 1 cup peach nectar
  • 2 cups bourbon
  • fresh mint sprigs and Sunkist lemon slices, peach slices if in season, for garnish
  1. Poke the cloves into the orange, then cut it into 3 slices.
  2. Put the orange slices, mint, tea bags, and brown sugar in a large heat-proof pitcher (or container that will hold at least 10 cups). Add the boiling water and let steep for 1 hour, then remove the tea bags and mint.
  3. Add in the orange and lemon juices, peach nectar, and bourbon. Stir, then chill until ready to serve.
  4. Present for service in a large drink dispenser or punch bowl. Serve over ice with fresh mint and lemon. Or, for a fun presentation, serve in mason jars over ice.