whiskey iced tea

My husband really likes whiskey.  He usually drinks it mixed with Coke, but his new favourite way to drink it is mixed with homemade iced tea.  I found a recipe on Pinterest that I used as a starting point but my version is all my own!

Ingredients:

  • 3-5 cups water
  • 2-3 black tea bags (we use Orange Pekoe)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup whiskey
  • ice
Directions:
  1. Fill a large pitcher with hot water and place the tea bags in. Add the honey while the water is still hot. Allow the tea to steep while the water cools down.
  2. Remove tea bags if desired and add lemon and lime juices.  Mix well.
  3. Pour in the whiskey and stir. 
  4. Fill the pitcher with ice and serve.

I’ll be honest: I followed the original recipe fairly closely the first time I made this.  Then I just started making it however I wanted.  I don’t even measure anymore but use David’s discerning palate to determine measurements.  After I make the tea, he tastes it and tells me if it needs more of something.  If you don’t want a super  sweet tea feel free to use less or no honey.  Or if you have white sugar on hand, use that instead.  I won’t judge!   You could also try this with a different tea, but we used Orange Pekoe because that is what we had. 

I’ve made this whiskey iced tea a lot over the summer and it is always well received.  We brought it to a family BBQ and everyone loved it.  Some family members even seemed impressed that we made our own iced tea, and didn’t simply mix bottled tea with whiskey.  
This tea can easily be made family friendly if you simply omit the whiskey from the pitcher but allow the adults to add a splash to their cups of tea.   We were at the cottage when these pictures were taken, so of course the whiskey was included;)  I’d like to give a shout out to my husband for his awesome styling for this post!  
I know summer is ending soon, but I highly suggest you find time to make this tea.  Let me know if you choose to use a different kind of tea!

  

About Christina

20-something; rural dwelling; wife to David; homeowner; pretty good cook; wearer of skirts; friend to all cats.

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