Old-Time Whiskey Punch

Old-Time Whiskey Punch is a classic cocktail that’s been around for centuries.

It’s a mix of whiskey, sugar, and citrus, that’s served over ice. The drink has a smooth, slightly sweet flavor with a hint of tartness from the citrus. It’s a perfect drink for any occasion, whether you’re sipping it on a lazy Sunday afternoon or enjoying it at a party with friends.

You can throw in some chunks of fruit if you want make this in a larger batch for a gathering.


Here’s what you’ll need in the way of ingredients to make an Old-Time Whiskey Punch:

  • Whiskey
  • Orange juice (fresh is best)
  • Sugar syrup (swap for ginger syrup if you have it)
  • Club soda
  • Ice (cubed)
  • Citrus slices for garnish
  • Chunks of fruit (eg pineapple) for a larger batch


  • Shaker
  • Jigger for measuring
  • Strainer
  • Glass for serving


  1. Add the cubed ice to the shaker
  2. Pour whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar syrup into the shaker
  3. Cover the shaker and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds to chill the ingredients
  4. Fill a glass with ice and strain the mixture into the glass
  5. Top up the glass with club soda
  6. Garnish the drink with a citrus slice

Tips and Tricks

  • Adjust the measurements of ingredients to suit your taste
  • Use a high-quality whiskey for richer flavor
  • Experiment with different citrus slices for different flavors