Friday, August 14, 2009

Dirty Arnold Palmer

*3 parts sweet tea
*3 parts lemonade (I used Whole Foods, but anything fresh is fine)
*2 parts bourbon (the nicer the better)
*ice (if preferred)

Mix together, pour over ice. If you prefer the drink without ice, then fill a cup with ice and pour the bourbon over it. Let it sit while you combine the (chilled) tea and lemonade, and then pour the bourbon through a strainer into the glass.

Sweet tea:
*6 cups water
*6 tea bags (I prefer Earl Grey because the bergamot smells so good, but any black variety is fine)
*3 cups sugar (Yeah, you read that right. You can use less if you prefer, but remember you're mixing with tart lemonade)
*a tiny pinch of baking soda (1/4 teaspoon)

Boil the water, and take it off the heat until the bubbles disappear. Add the baking soda and tea bags and cover for 10-15 min. Remove the tea bags, pour in the sugar, and stir to disolve while the water is hot. Refrigerate.

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