Invite your best, tea-sipping, bourbon loving friends over to enjoy a nice Back Porch Bourbon Tea. It’s the perfect drink for folks who love the slow life now and again.
How I love tea. You, too? The only thing better than a nice, cold glass of sweet iced tea is a tea with a little something extra. Bourbon Mint Tea, for example. It’s the fresh mint leaves that stole my heart!
Back Porch Bourbon Tea
I dare you to look at these ingredients and not drool, at least a little. Blood oranges, lemons, limes, liqueur, mint, and Jim Beam … oh my. It’s too perfect. A little sweet, a little citrus, a nice little kick – and wow!
This is not a last-minute drink, though. It’s probably not the best recipe to make when friends pop by unannounced. You’ll need to add the fruit to the tea to allow it to infuse overnight.
You’ll need to give it a good shake with a cocktail shaker. But as I’ve said before, a Mason Jar with a lid will do just fine.
Need a reason to make Back Porch Bourbon Tea?
Let’s you and I lay out a quick and easy get together for you and your friends. Any excuse to sip a cold drink on a warm evening with the people you adore, right?
Bourbon is the only native spirit in the United States. We make it right here in the USA and I would say we do a pretty spectacular job. Liquor.com has a handy cheat sheet to help you choose the right bourbon for your tastes. Whether you choose a tried and true like Jim Beam, or a smooth Maker’s Mark, get the best you can afford for this tea. Taste is everything!
Back Porch Bourbon Tea
Fruit Infused Tea Ingredients:
- 1 gal unsweetened tea
- 2 Lemons sliced plus a few set aside for garnish
- 2 Limes Sliced plus a few set aside for garnish
- 2 Blood Oranges sliced plus a few slices set aside for garnish
Ingredients for 1 Glass of the Cocktail:
- 5 oz fruit infused tea
- 1 oz Jim Bean Bourbon
- 1 oz Blood Orange Liqueur
- Mint Sprigs for garnish
- fruit for garnish
- 8 oz glasses
Directions for Fruit Tea
- Pour your unsweetened tea into a large pitcher and mix in your lemon, lime and blood orange slices
- Place into fridge overnight
Directions for Cocktail
- Using a shaker, shake together 5 oz fruit infused tea, bourbon and blood orange liqueur
- Pour over ice and top with mint sprigs and fruit slices