Minny’s Mississippi Punch

This punchy Southern cocktail, developed by Nitehawk Cinema‘s Beverage Director Jen Marshall and inspired by the Oscar-nominated film The Help, is sweet but surprisingly strong—just like the characters in the movie.

Minny’s Mississippi Punch Minny’s Mississippi Punch
This punch-like Southern-feeling cocktail, caresses with it's genteel nature, but packs a wallop with the inclusion of whiskey, rum, and apple brandy.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail


  • 1 12 oz. rum
  • 1 oz. rye whiskey
  • 1 oz. apple brandy
  • 12 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 12 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 dashes orange bitters


  1. Combine all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain the mixture into a pilsner glass filled with fresh ice.