Serves 20 (but will serve more if combined with sparkling water)
2 c honey2 c water8 c Coppercraft gin2 ⅓ c lemon juice (I prefer this brand)2 ⅓ c Green Chartreuse3 T Scrappy’s Orange Bitters5 c Sparkling water, optional
First, make the honey syrup: combine 3 cups honey with 3 cups water. Shake well to mix and combine. This will make a bit more than is needed for the cocktail.
Second, combine 2 ⅓ cups lemon juice, 2 ⅓ cups Green Chartreuse, 2 ⅔ cups honey syrup, and 8 cups gin in a gallon container. Add 3 T orange bitters and shake vigorously. This drink separates easily and will need to be stirred often while serving. Ideally, a cocktail shaker should be placed next to the punch bowl so guests can shake their cocktail if desired. Club soda can also be added for lightweights in the crowd -- this cocktail is STRONG!
• note: don't substitute aromatic bitters for the orange bitters-- orange is the key to this cocktail being smooth instead of abrasive. Other brands of orange bitters will do, but I prefer Scrappy's.
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