Tax Day Tea

Tax Day Tea

Even though there was a three-day extension, that could mean you had a weekend filled with receipts, forms and numerically-induced headaches. Luckily, the end is in sight – and it is sweet!  That’s right, I present you with the perfect reward for a long weekend of filing!

Ingredients for Tax Day Tea:

  • ¾ oz. Bourbon (recommended brand:  Bulleit or Bulleit Rye)
  • ¾ oz. Lillet Rouge
  • 1 ½ oz. Homemade Sweet Tea Vodka
  • ½ oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice

Ingredients for Homemade Sweet Tea Vodka:

  • 1 quart vodka (recommended: TRU)
  • 1 1/2 cups simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup NYC Breakfast, loose

Directions for Tax Day Tea:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and and shake well, for at least 10-15 seconds.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass or your tea mug and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Directions for Homemade Sweet Tea Vodka:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a sealed container and shake well to thoroughly mix.
  2. Allow to “steep” for 45 minutes, shaking occasionally.  Strain.
  3. Best served chilled.

Note for Homemade Sweet Tea Vodka:

This is good by itself, but also mixes well.  For example, a 1:1 ratio of tea-vodka to fresh-squeezed lemonade makes a mean Spiked Arnold (named after the golfer Arnold Palmer who created the non-alcoholic version).



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