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Charleston Light Dragoon's Punch

Original recipe from the Charleston Historical Society. Adapted from the Husk recipe from Serious Eats at http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/12/charleston-light-dragoons-punch-recipe.html
Prep Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Alcohol, Punch
Servings: 40 servings
Author: Basil and Bubbly


  • 3 cups raw sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice about 23 lemons
  • 3 1/2 quarts black tea brewed according to package directions
  • 3 quarts Brandy
  • 750 ml rum
  • 1/2 pint Peach Brandy
  • peels from 6 lemons
  • 2 liters of soda water


  • Combine sugar, lemon juice, tea, and lemon peels in a large bowl. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Let cool to roughly room temperature.
  • Add brandy, rum, and peach brandy. Chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Add soda water immediately before serving.
  • Serve over ice.