Bourbon Arnold Palmer
3 cups water
2 bags black tea
½ cup lemon juice (from about three lemons)
½ cup simple syrup
4 oz. bourbon
The first step is to brew tea, and I hope I don’t have to tell you how to do that. After you have steeped the tea for five minutes, place it in the refrigerator to cool. (Make sure your vessel can withstand the temperature change.)
Juice the lemons and mix the juice with the simple syrup. Chill it in the refrigerator.
Fill a glass about halfway with ice then fill it half with your cold tea and half with lemonade. Top with two ounces of bourbon (or to taste).
This drink is so refreshing and simple. You can pick out each flavor distinctly, but they mix together well and without any of that strange chemical aftertaste you can get from store-bought Arnold Palmers. You’ll want to pick a bourbon that isn’t too spicy or high proof, otherwise it will overpower the more delicate flavors of the tea and lemon.blog comments powered by Disqus