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High Octane Sweet Tea

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High Octane Sweet Tea

This tea is not as sweet as you might think.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1-1/2 ounces of loose black tea (3/4 cup)
  • 2 ounces whiskey (per serving)
  • 2 lemons, zested
  • small bunch of fresh mint

Instructions

Combine sugar and 3 cups water in saucepan. Slowly heat until sugar melts. Remove from heat and cool.
Infuse tea in 1 quart of just boiled water for 2 minutes. Strain tea into pitcher and add 1 quart room temperature water.
Combine tea and the cooled simple syrup and mix well.

To serve, fill 12-ounce glass with ice, add pinch of zest, small piece of mint and 2 ounces of whiskey and top off with tea. Stir and enjoy!
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