Recipe courtesy of Michael Perea

Tailgate Sweet Tea

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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Ingredients

Tea:

5 cups water

2 1/2 cups sugar

10 black tea bags

Pinch baking soda

Drink:

Water, to taste

Bourbon, to taste

Peach schnapps, to taste

Fresh lemon juice, to taste

Directions

  1. Combine all of the tea ingredients to a large pot over medium heat. The baking soda will darken the syrup and reduce the bitterness. Bring the mixture to a boil stirring to dissolve the sugar and extracting as much tea as possible. Once the mixture is boiling, remove the pot from the heat and let steep until cooled. Remove and discard the tea bags and reserve the sweet tea syrup.
  2. In a large container combine the sweet tea syrup and add water, to taste. Add remaining ingredients, bourbon, peach schnapps and lemon juice, also to desired taste.

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