Spiked Sweet Iced Tea

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READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by dojemi

Another great recipe from Michael Chiarello. Quick, easy and oh-so-good!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water, plus
  • 2 quarts water, divided
  • 1 12 ounces loose black tea leaves (or 3/4 cup)
  • 2 ounces your favorite whiskey (recommended ( Maker's Mark) or 2 ounces Bourbon, per serving (recommended, Maker's Mark)
  • ice cube
  • 2 lemons, zest of
  • 12 bunch of fresh mint


  1. Combine sugar and 3 cups water in a non-reactive saucepan.
  2. Slowly heat until sugar melts.
  3. Remove from heat and cool.
  4. Infuse the black tea in 1 quart of just boiled water for 2 minutes.
  5. Strain tea into a pitcher and then add 1 quart of room temperature water.
  6. Combine the tea and the cooled simple syrup, mixing well.
  7. Refrigerate until cool.
  8. To serve, fill a 12-ounce glass with ice cubes, a pinch of zest, and a sprig of mint.
  9. Add 2 ounces whiskey or bourbon and fill to the top with the sweetened tea.
  10. Stir and serve.
  11. Repeat as needed.

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