Now that summer is just around the corner, we’re in need of some fresh, patio ready cocktails. With a gently steeped tea, bourbon, elderflower liqueur and honey this cocktail is exactly what we wanted. As Sarah from Broma Bakery says herself, “it’s todays hot-toddy, but served cold - and super classy – like grandmothers and the British.” We couldn’t agree more, and with what’s sure to be a hot summer, we’re looking forward to sipping on this one all season long!
hile the original recipe was paired with a more traditional chamomile tea, we decided to try it with our Spring Clean blend by Blendbee. We love this pairing because you still get the calming effects of chamomile, with an added natural detoxification, as this is one of our functional teas (albeit, in disguise). Even better is that chamomile has a natural apple flavour that goes great with bourbon, and this particular blend ends on a fennel finish, complimenting the elderflower liqueur like no other.
We apologize in advance if this cocktail trumps all others – it’s tough to go back to the basics once you’ve stumbled upon a treat like this! Might we also suggest some vintage glassware (usually available at your local thrift stores and online) – pinkies up!
HONEY BOURBON ICED TEA
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Honey Simple Syrup
- 1 ½ cups of water
- 2 cups of our Spring Clean Tea
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- 2 ounces of your favourite bourbon (or whiskey)
- ½ ounce St. Germaine elderflower liqueur
- 1 lemon
- Edible flower garish (if desired and not allergic!)
Steep 4 cups of tea (save half for later – more cocktails, yay!)
Stir in honey, and allow to cool completely
In a shaker cup with ice add bourbon and St. Germaine liqueur
Shake for 20 seconds then pour over 2 rocks glasses, each with ice
Add tea to rocks glass, with a fresh squeeze of lemon
Garnish with a slice of lemon and/or edible flowers (whichever you prefer)
Serve immediately & enjoy!
Recipe can be easily doubled if you want to make a pitcher and enjoy with friends!