Tea-Tini Mocktail

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 1 large or 2 small drinks
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6 ounces unsweetened iced tea

3 ounces (1/2 cup) Lemon Simple Syrup, recipe follows

1 strip lemon zest, cut with a vegetable peeler 

Lemon Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar

1 lemon, juiced


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Add the tea and the Lemon Simple Syrup, and shake what your mama gave you. Pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the lemon strip.

Lemon Simple Syrup:

Yield: 1 cup
  1. Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Let cool, then stir in the lemon juice. Use immediately or store, covered, in the refrigerator.