Spiked Sweet Tea

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
1 quart
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water, plus 2 quarts, divided
  • 1 1/2 ounces (or 3/4 cup) loose black tea leaves
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 lemons, zested
  • 1/2 bunch fresh mint
Directions

2 ounces your favorite whiskey or bourbon per serving (recommended: Maker's Mark)

Combine sugar and 3 cups water in a non-reactive saucepan. Slowly heat until sugar melts. Remove from heat and cool.

Infuse the black tea in 1 quart of just boiled water for 2 minutes. Strain tea into a pitcher and then add 1 quart of room temperature water.

Combine the tea and the cooled simple syrup, mixing well. Refrigerate until cool.

To serve, fill a 12-ounce glass with ice cubes, a pinch of zest, and a sprig of mint. Add 2 ounces whiskey or bourbon and fill to the top with the sweetened tea. Stir and serve. Repeat as needed.

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