Charleston Light Dragoon's Punch Recipe

Robyn Lee

This antique punch is one of the most consistently popular drinks at Husk.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 70 mins
Serves: 40 to 50 servings

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  • 4 cups raw sugar

  • 3 cups fresh lemon juice from about 24 lemons

  • 4 quarts black tea

  • 4 quarts California brandy (Weaver uses Korbel)

  • 1 quart Bermuda or Barbados rum (Weaver uses Cockspur)

  • 1/2 pint peach brandy (Weaver uses Hiram Walker)

  • Peels of 6 lemons, cut into slivers

  • 1 1/2 quarts soda water


  1. Combine sugar, lemon juice, tea, brandy, rum, peach brandy, and lemon peels in a large bowl. Stir until sugar is dissolved and chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

  2. Add ice (preferably in one large block) and top with soda water before serving. Alternatively, top each glass with 1 ounce of soda water before serving.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
233 Calories
0g Fat
17g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 40 to 50
Amount per serving
Calories 233
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 54mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)