B and Tea

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TOTAL TIME: 45 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: 30 min
Cook: 5 min
 
YIELD: 1 serving
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

MINT SIMPLE SYRUP:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
COCKTAIL:
  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon, such as Jim Beam Black
  • 1 1/2 ounces good-quality black tea, such as City Harvest 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
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Directions

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.

SERVINGS: 1
Calories: 230
Total Fat: 0 grams
Saturated Fat: 0 grams
Protein: 0 grams
Total carbohydrates: 35 grams
Sugar: 33 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Sodium: 2 milligrams

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  • on October 13, 2011

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    Fantastically wonderful. Haven't had iced tea in 4 years and do not like whisky, but had some Jim Beam on hand for a recipe "experiment." Made the drink without the mint and it was so delicious I had to cut myself off. Fell in love with Bobby Flay all over again!!

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