Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay
Episode: Off to the Races
Blackberry-Bourbon Iced Tea
Total:
3 hr 10 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
About 1 1/2 quarts
Level:
Easy
Total:
3 hr 10 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
About 1 1/2 quarts
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh blackberries
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 1/2 quarts cold water
  • 6 good quality black tea bags
  • Ice, as needed
  • Good quality bourbon, to taste (recommended: Woodford Reserve)
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

Directions

Combine the blackberries, sugar, and coarsely chopped mint in a large bowl and mash with a potato masher or wooden spoon and let sit while making the tea. 

While the blackberries are macerating, bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan, remove from the heat, add the tea bags and let steep for about 3 minutes. Remove the bags and pour the tea over the blackberry mixture. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour for the flavors to meld. 

Pour the mixture through a strainer into a pitcher, pressing on the solids, cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours. 

Serve the blackberry tea over ice in tall glasses and float a shot of bourbon on top and garnish with lots of fresh mint sprigs...(like a Mint Julep).

Cook's Note

You can also pour the mixture into a bowl set inside an ice bath to cool the mixture faster.

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