This was a big hit at our Christmas gathering! Very refreshing.
2 quarts water
1 c. lemon juice (fresh preferred)
1 c. honey
3-inch piece of fresh ginger (peeled and sliced)
6 c. orange juice
4 c. pear nectar
1 liter bourbon
2 lemons (thinly sliced)
In a large saucepan, combine 2 quarts water, 1 c. lemon juice, 1 c. honey and 3-inch piece of fresh ginger (peeled and sliced). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain into a large bowl; let cool.
Add 6 cups orange juice, 4 cups pear nectar, 1 liter bourbon, and 2 lemons (thinly sliced). Refrigerate for 6 hours to chill. Serve over ice or straight up.