Minty Green Tea Bourbon Splash

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With Labor Day just a day away, I figured you’d be in need of refreshing beverage.  This wasn’t really supposed to be the drink I was making.  I had originally planned on making a lemon iced tea bourbon splash, thinking I had some regular tea bags in the cupboard.  I was wrong.  I had also just come home from the grocery store and had no intention of going back out.  Green tea it was.  Well, I wanted to pair something with green tea – and I love carbonated drinks.  They are my favorite.  I make lemonade carbonated by mixing lemonade and seltzer water, so I figured I could do the same here.  And then sweeten it with some simple syrup.  You could do just a plain syrup but I opted to flavor mine with some mint because I have another activity I want to use it with.  Plus, mint is so refreshing.  The end result?  Delicious and refreshing.  Add a splash of bourbon to make a version that’s adult-friendly.

Minty Green Tea Bourbon Splash

  • 10 tea bags
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups seltzer water
  • simple syrup
  • bourbon (for an adult-friendly version)

Make the tea by boiling 4 cups of water with the tea bags.  Allow them to steep for as long as you want to make some pretty ridiculously strong green tea.  Pour the tea into a pitcher and place in the refrigerator to cool.  Once cold – add the seltzer water (you can user a flavored one, if you want to flavor your tea).  Add ice to a couple glasses and pour the tea.  Add simple syrup and you’re done.  It’s optional to add an ounce of bourbon, making it adult friendly.  Enjoy!

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