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Sweet Tea Punch

Sweet Tea Punch

Sweet Tea Punch

by | Nov 6, 2018

If you have been following my Spirits recipes over the past few years, then you know I am partial to vodka. But since bourbon is such a trend, especially here in the South, I felt like I needed to get on board with it and create a recipe for you readers. I have sampled many bourbons, even attended bourbon festivals and tastings, yet, to me, bourbon is too strong and bitter.

I was determined to create a bourbon-based cocktail that preserves its distinct flavor yet is something I actually like to drink. I knew I would add some sweetness, but it also needed something else. And then it hit me: My favorite drink — sweet tea!

Using my spouse as the guinea pig, I created a recipe combining bourbon and sweet tea, to rave reviews, I might add. I have since made it in large batches for birthday parties and family gatherings and it has been a hit. This ultimate Southern sipper is a little sweet and a little sassy, just like me!

I grew up in the South, so the only tea I know is brewed on the stove using hot water, tea bags and loads of sugar, and that is the way my spouse likes it too. For this drink I brew my own tea. Feel free to purchase your favorite bottled tea if you do not wish to make it at home.

Be forewarned when drinking this cocktail in the evening. I learned the hard way when we were sipping on this concoction, thinking it was the perfect night cap — until later I could not fall asleep. Then it dawned on me about the caffeine content of the tea. Definitely use decaffeinated tea if you want to drink this as your nighttime toddy. I hope you enjoy this as much as my family and I have!

Print Recipe
Sweet Tea Punch
What’s the one thing that could make bourbon even more Southern? Sweet tea.
Sweet Tea Punch
Course Drink
Cuisine Southern
Keyword bourbon
Servings
people
Course Drink
Cuisine Southern
Keyword bourbon
Servings
people
Sweet Tea Punch
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a pitcher and stir. Divide into two large glasses (or Mason jars) filled with ice and garnish with mint sprigs and a lemon wedge.

About The Author

Sandi Grigg

Growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina and attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I always dreamed of living on the coast. After earning my degree in Marketing/Branding I moved to Wilmington and the life my spouse and I have created for ourselves is a blessing beyond words. Together we enjoy kayaking the Cape Fear, fishing the shores of Carolina Beach and picking up seashells and shark’s teeth. At home, I love to cook and write recipes, play with our dogs, and take on DIY home improvement endeavors. Being a part of the Carolina Marketing Company team has shown me that you really can enjoy your job. I am truly grateful to have a career I love in the city I aspired to be in. Life is grand!

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