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Spiked Sweet Tea

Submitted by: | Source: Michael Chiarello

Spiked Sweet Tea
2010-06-13 Other
4.5 4

Kicked up with golden rum, this sweet tea is an interesting take on a longtime Southern classic.

  • Servings: 2 quarts
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 20 min


6 cups Sugar
3 cups Water
1½ oz (or 3/4 Cup) Loose Black Tea Leaves
2 pkg Water
2 oz Maker's Mark or Your Favorite Whiskey or Bourbon
½ bunch Mint
Zest of 2 Lemons


Combine sugar and water in non-reactive sauce pan. Slowly heat until sugar melts. Remove from heat and cool.

Infuse the black tea in 1 quart of just boiled water for 2 minutes. Strain tea into pitcher, add 1 quart of room temperature water.

Combine the tea and simple syrup, mix well. Refrigerate until cool.

To serve: Fill 12 oz glass with ice cubes, a pinch of zest and a sprig of mint. Add 2 oz Markers Mark, and fill to top with the remaining with Sweetened Tea. Stir and serve.