Lavender Black Iced Tea and Bourbon

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min (includes steeping and chilling times)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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1/4 cup loose black tea leaves

1/4 teaspoon edible fresh lavender, plus 8 sprigs lavender, for garnish 

16 ounces bourbon

Honey, for drizzling 


  1. In a pitcher, steep the tea and lavender in 3 cups of hot water for about 4 minutes. Pour the brewed tea through a fine-mesh strainer. Add 1 cup of cold water to the tea. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.
  2. For each drink, add 4 ounces of the lavender tea, 2 ounces of bourbon and a drizzle of honey to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Pour into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lavender sprig. Serve immediately.