Many people I know stick with a beverage basic when out and about, that tried-and-true cocktail that’s none other than vodka and tea. Vodka has always been a great choice to mix with a juice, soda or almost any other mixer you like because of its light flavor and color. It doesn’t drastically change the flavor of whatever you’ve decided to mix it with.
This weekend though, I urge you vodka and tea drinkers to try something a little different, something with a bit more flavor. I know, I know, I’m a whiskey drinker by nature and many of you aren’t, but who knows? If you try it, you might find that it tickles your fancy just as it does mine.
Whiskey and Tea
Irish whiskey (I recommend Jameson but whatever you dig most will do)
Iced tea (although I tend to stay away from sweet beverages, I love sweetened iced tea here)
Lemon, for garnish
Add ice to a highball glass and pour in whiskey, to taste. You may have to try a few to find your perfect balance. Top with iced tea (again, I suggest sweetened) and garnish with a lemon. Drink and repeat. By the way, a dash of lemon bitters adds a lovely dimension here, too.
This cocktail is a perfect choice for summer – it’s like sunshine in a glass. So next time you’re out enjoying a couple pops, why not whiskey?
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