Tailgate sweet tea

  • Preparation Time5 mins
  • Cooking Time5 mins
  • Serves12
  • DifficultyEasy

For the tea

1.25L water
300g sugar
10 black tea bags
Pinch bicarbonate of soda

For the cocktail

Water, to taste
Bourbon, to taste
Peach schnapps, to taste
Fresh lemon juice, to taste
1) Combine all the tea ingredients in a large pan over a medium heat. The bicarbonate of soda will darken the syrup and reduce the bitterness.

2) Bring the mixture to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar and extracting as much tea as possible. Once the mixture is boiling, remove the pot from the heat and let steep until cooled. Remove and discard the tea bags and reserve the sweet tea syrup.

3) In a large container combine the sweet tea syrup and add water, to taste. Add the remaining ingredients: bourbon, peach schnapps and lemon juice, also to desired taste.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore we cannot make any representation as to the results.

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