Bourbon Iced Teas

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We always have unsweet iced tea in the refrigerator. In the summer months we can’t seem to keep enough brewed. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you may also know that we generally have bourbon on hand. Often in hand! It’s required in the South, unless you’re not supposed to drink at all and we think even those folks have probably bourbon squirreled  away somewhere. When we saw a drink called the Gentleman Johnson over at Food and Wine we knew we had to give it a go. We omitted mint because our plant hasn’t taken off yet. We think this will be one of our favorites this summer.

Bourbon Iced Tea (adapted from Food and Wine)

  • 6 oz unsweet tea freshly brewed room temperature
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1 tsp simple syrup (optional)

Pour bourbon, tea and triple sec into a tall glass. Squeeze the lemon wedge into the glass and toss it in with some ice cubes. Stir in simple syrup if desired.


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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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5 Responses to Bourbon Iced Teas

  1. Mr. Militant Negro says:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

  2. TasteFood says:

    This is how like my bourbon, or do I mean this is how I like my tea.

  3. safifer says:

    Sounds like a great summer drink! I’ll hope that my mint takes off and does well.

  4. Pingback: Summer Sips | Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

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