CBD Punch Recipe: Great For Large Parties

“Punch is still the only sensible solution to the problem of ceremoniously quenching large numbers of citizens” – S.S. Fields

Jerry Thomas, often called the father of American mixology, wrote extensively about punches and makes frequent reference to a relatively obscure ingredient,  “sugar oil” or Oleo Sacchrum,  which was commonly used in 19th-century cocktails.

After countless attempts at trying to craft a universally affable punch, I have come to the conclusion that any proper drink touting the name punch cannot be made without this vibrant natural sweetener. The requisite sugar oil adds a nectarous mouthfeel and citrus aroma to beverages that simply can not be replicated.

“The ambrosial essence of lemon (citrus) must be extracted by rubbing lumps of sugar on the rind,…”

Jerry Thomas

Photo Credit: @SousWeed

CBD Citrus Punch (Large Format Recipe):

Ladle, Punch Bowl Punch Glass
Prep Time 25 minutes
Build Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 + people


    • 12 ounces Campari
    • 1 liter London Dry Gin
    • 18 ounces Lemon juice
    • 18 ounces Grapefruit juice
    • 20 ounces Blood orange oleo saccharum
    • 10 dashes CBD grapefruit bitters
    • 20 ounces club soda
  • 1 bunch Sage leaves Garnish


    1. Mix all ingredients in a punch bowl

    1. Stir briskly to combine

  1. Add soda and ice

Recipe Notes

Feel free to experiment with a lower proof alcohol or even try using tea as your second liquid.
Photo Credit: @SousWeed

Once you know the must-have elements of a punch (strong, sweet, sour, bitter, and water) you can easily put your own spin on this timeless libation and adjust according to your taste.

Thanks to the talented @SousWeed for photos