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Whiskey Wednesday: Lost Republic Sweet Tea

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We may be on the brink of yet another El Nino storm here in California, but there’s no harm in dreaming of warm summer afternoons sipping some spiked iced tea on the porch. A vision that sweet can be hard to conjure up on a rainy March day, which is why we’re here to help cure any hump day blues with our Bourbon Sweet Tea recipe this Whiskey Wednesday! Sure, it won’t be the same without the option of walking outside in your birthday suit and taking a refreshing dip in the pool. But use your imagination a little bit come on! Do we always have to do all the heavy lifting? While you’ll need to set aside some time for preparation of this cocktail, we guarantee it’s unique candied taste will be worth every last effort.

Sweet Tea Recipe:

8 bags black tea

3 cups boiling water

½ cup + 2 tablespoons sugar

10 mint leaves

3 cups cold water

 

Boil 3 cups of water, then remove from the heat and add 8 tea bags and mint leaves to steep. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes. While the tea is still hot, add in the sugar and stir until it dissolves. Then add in the cold water and stir. Pour the tea into a pitcher to store in the fridge until cooled.

Bourbon Sweet Tea Recipe:

1 cup homemade sweet tea

1 oz. Lost Republic bourbon

1 lemon wedge

Mint leaves for garnish

Add the tea, bourbon, and lemon juice in a tall glass and stir. Top with ice, mint leaves, and a lemon wedge then close your eyes and have visions of hot summer days on this chilly March night. Cheers Pioneers!