Place bourbon and orange zest to a lidded jar. Place in a cool dark place for 1-3 days until desired taste is achieved/ Remove zest and strain, discard fruit.
Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in brown sugar cubes until dissolved. Add tea bags and remove from heat. Let steep until completely cool.
Add sweet tea, bourbon, lime juice, and juice of 2 lemons to a large pitcher filled with ice. Stir to combine. Sweeten with honey to desired taste.
Slice remaining lemons. Add fruit to pitcher, reserving a few slices for garnish.
Top punch with sparkling lemonade and serve immediately in chilled glasses filled with ice.