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Bourbon Whiskey Tea

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Bourbon Whiskey Tea


Servings: Makes about 6 drinks to a pitcher.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


Special Equipment

  • French press The big 1 Liter model.
  • thermally-safe vessel Pyrex, stainless-steel, durable plastic or the like.
  • instant-read themometer For testing water temperature.
  • The Tea

  • 16 fluid oz very hot water (Between 180F-200F)
  • 1 lb ice (about 4 cups)
  • 2 Tbsps loose tea
  • 2 Tbsps demerara sugar
  • 24 leaves mint (plus a few more for garnish)
  • 12 fluid oz Bourbon whiskey (that's a cup and a half)
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 limes

  • Instructions:

    Using a microwave, electric kettle or whatever, heat your water to the desired temperature. Add loose tea to the French press, pour hot water over the leaves, replace the lid of the press (taking care not to yet mash the plunger) and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Press the steeped tea according to your press manufacturer's directions and pour the hot tea into a thermally-resilient vessel, along with the sugar and the ice.

    As the ice melts, juice one lemon and one lime and then slice the other two for garnish. Bruise the mint leaves by wadding them up in your [clean] hand or by bruising them with a spoon in an empty glass. Into the vessel of now-sweetened tea, stir in the Bourbon, lemon juice, lime juice and mint. When ready to serve, pour into a pitcher filled with ice and citrus slices. Serve over ice with extra mint and citrus slices.


    French press? Loose Tea? Water Temperature? Whaa?!?

    If you need a primer on proper iced tea, look no further.

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