High Octane Sweet Tea
Ingredients:6 cups sugar
3 cups water
2 quarts water
1-1/2 ounces of loose black tea (3/4 cup)
2 ounces whiskey (per serving)
2 lemons, zested
small bunch of fresh mint
Instructions:Combine sugar and 3 cups water in saucepan. Slowly heat until sugar melts. Remove from heat and cool.
Infuse tea in 1 quart of just boiled water for 2 minutes. Strain tea into pitcher and add 1 quart room temperature water.
Combine tea and the cooled simple syrup and mix well.
To serve, fill 12-ounce glass with ice, add pinch of zest, small piece of mint and 2 ounces of whiskey and top off with tea. Stir and enjoy!