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Whiskey Tea Highball

Smoky lapsang souchong tea lends a deep, Scotch-like edge in this simple southern highball.

1 oz. bourbon
5 oz. lapsang souchong and heather flower tea (recipe below)
1 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
orange peel
Ice cubes
Tools: barspoon
Glass: highball
Garnish: licorice root stick (available at

Fill a highball glass with ice and add bourbon, brewed tea, simple syrup and an orange peel. Stir to combine, then garnish.

Lapsang Souchong and Heather Flower Tea
1 Tbsp. lapsang souchong loose-leaf tea (available at
1 pinch dried heather flowers (available at
12 oz. boiling water

Steep tea and flowers in boiling water for 5 minutes. Pour over ice to chill. Strain and refrigerate until ready to use.

Andrew Noye, the Barn Bar at Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee





Ready more about using iced tea in cocktails in the March/April 2011 issue.



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