Y’all in the south and those of you on the East Coast have a different idea-r about humidity than we do in Southern California but to us, its been humid and hot here lately! Time to take the Lipton Iced Tea Plunge! You know the commercial where you free fall backwards into the swimming pool to cool yourself off? We’re going to do it with an Iced Tea Cocktail instead! Prepare to Plunge!
Picture an adult version of an Arnold Palmer, iced tea and lemonade, and you are on the right track. I used Stash Double Bergamot Earl Grey and made it the sun tea way but brewed it great too, 1) because I love Earl Grey tea, but I adore Double Bergamot Earl Grey; it is an elegant tea 2) because I love the smell of Bergamot. If you are not familiar with Bergamot, here’s some fun little tidbits.
Bergamot Orange is a fragrant fruit about the size of an orange with a sour flavor. They are not grown for their fruit juices but for the essence extracted from their aromatic skin. 80% of all Bergamot is grown in the Ionian Sea coastal areas of southern Italy, specifically Calabria. You may be acquainted with the flavors of Bergamot if you drink Earl Grey and Lady Grey Tea.
Bergamot peel is used in perfumery for its ability to combine with an array of scents to form a bouquet of aromas which complement each other. Approximately one third of all men’s and about half of women’s perfumes contain bergamot essential oil.
Now you know, let’s take the plunge!
Bergamot Bourbon Tea
1 1/2 oz bourbon (Makers Mark recommended)
1/2 oz limoncello
4 oz freshly brewed Stash Double Bergamot Earl Grey iced tea
Lemon wheel for garnish
In a tall glass filled 2/3 full with ice, add bourbon and limoncello.
Top with iced tea.
Garnish with lemon wheel and serve.
- 1 1/2 oz bourbon (Makers Mark recommended)
- 1/2 oz limoncello
- 4 oz freshly brewed Stash Double Bergamot Earl Grey iced tea
- Lemon wheel for garnish
- In a tall glass filled 2/3 full with ice, add bourbon and limoncello.
- Top with iced tea.
- Garnish with lemon wheel and serve.