Drink of The Weekend – July 19th

- Bourbon & Tea -

Welcome to the next edition of  the FANFOOD Drink of the Weekend. Every weekend we will provide you with recipes for great drinks that are perfect for your backyard BBQ, or at your next tailgate party.


This week it’s a B and Tea


This recipe comes from Bobby Flay and is a great mix of Bourbon, Black Tea, fresh fruit juices and mint syrup.  I have my own go-to B&T that is mush less complicated and will post it soon after I teach you how to make the secret ingredient (which is much more complicated) Confused? Just make this one and compare it to mine in a couple of weeks.




1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup water

1 1/2 ounces Bourbon
1 1/2 ounces Black tea, strong brewed and chilled
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
Orange slice
Ice cubes
Fresh mint sprig, for garnish


For the mint syrup: Combine the sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.

Cook until the sugar has melted. Stir in the mint and let steep 30 minutes. Strain the mint leaves.

For the cocktail: Combine the bourbon, tea, lemon juice, lime juice
and 2 ounces mint syrup in a cocktail shaker and shake for 5 seconds.

Rub the orange slice around the rim of highball glass and fill with ice.

Pour the cocktail over the ice and garnish with the mint sprig.

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