Arnold Palmer

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I'm really a lazy person, but I usually manage to have this in my fridge (during the summer). If it didn't have bourbon in it it would make a really good "brunch" drink. Well, no, I guess you could still drink it at brunchtime.

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Serves: 2

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Tags: tea · cocktail · beverage ·

Ingredients

4 cups boiling water
8 teaspoons of loose English Breakfast tea
1 cup bourbon
Juice of 2 oranges
Juice of 2 lemons
6 tablespoons Simple Syrup

Method

If you don't already have Simple Syrup, you might want to make some. It lasts indefinitely in the fridge, so it isn't a waste of your time. Just boil sugar and water together-- one part water to two parts sugar-- and let cool.

To make tea, pour boiling water over tea and let steep for 5 to 7 minutes. I boil water in my coffee maker and put my loose tea in a mesh ball. Mesh balls don't always hold all the tea leaves very well, but I like to think the sediment on the bottom makes my iced tea look more lovingly handmade.

After the tea is done steeping, let cool. This is a good time to mix your bourbon, Simple Syrup, and squeeze your juices. Then combine everything in a pitcher and stick it in the fridge. Now you're ready for a picnic! Serve over ice.

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