The idea for this recipe has been floating around for months… meaning I’m kicking myself hard for not making it sooner. We could have been sipping this nectar all summer! Better make up for lost time in these last few weeks of sunshine.
The idea is simple: we’re making peach simple syrup, steeping strong black tea, and whisking it all together with a big glug of whiskey. Spiked iced tea that’s dangerously smooth and sippable is your personal invitation to relax outside.
Half-minute recipe videos have totally taken over social media this summer and I love it. Getting ideas for basic recipes in front of everyone gets more and more people cooking!
The one thing I’m trying to get over is having to re-watch to get all the ingredients and steps. Am I just hopelessly uncool already? Time to step up my Instagram & Snapchat game, I guess… right after I figure out hashtags and filters. Help.
Four Roses bourbon is our choice for inexpensive-but-smooth mixed drinks. No need for top-shelf whiskey when we’re combining it with flavorful syrup; use what you have on hand.
(Not at all sponsored, just sharing what we like. Dear whiskey companies, totally open to partnerships, please and thank you.)
- 6 cups water
- 6 black tea bags
- 1 cup whiskey
- 1 lemon sliced
- 2 peaches sliced
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 lemon juiced
Combine peaches, sugar, water, and lemon juice in a medium pot.
Bring to a simmer and stir regularly for about 10 minutes, until sugar is completely dissolved and syrup is tinted rose from the peach skins.
Strain through a fine sieve to remove any peach pulp, then set syrup aside to cool.
Bring 6 cups water almost to a boil, then remove from heat and add black tea. Steep for 10 minutes and remove tea bags.
When simple syrup and tea have cooled, combine simple syrup, tea, and whiskey in a large pitcher.
Refrigerate until chilled, or pour over ice to cool quickly. Garnish with a lemon slice and drink up!
If you don't have a fine sieve for the simple syrup, line a regular colander with wet paper towels.
Keep those peach slices! They're cooked nicely and extra-sweet, perfect over ice cream or in smoothies.