Patriot Tea

dotw logoHappy Independence Day! To celebrate, we have an All American Bourbon cocktail that is perfect for your July 4th Barbecue. Patriot tea starts with a fresh brewed pitcher of iced tea, lemon and mint. American Honey, a 71-proof bourbon & honey-based liquor from Wild Turkey is then added to the tea giving it the sweetness of honey and, of course, Kentucky Bourbon.

Grab a tall glass, hit the lawn chair and get ready for some fireworks!


  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 8 black tea bags
  • 1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups American Honey


In a large saucepan, boil 4 cups water. Add 1/2 cup sugar; stir to dissolve. Remove from heat; add 8 teabags of black tea. Steep 10 minutes; discard teabags. Add 4 cups cold water; transfer to pitcher and chill. Mash or muddle lemon wedges and add to pitcher. Add 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon, crush mint until fragrant. Stir in 2 cups of American Honey. Serve over ice.

Courtesy of Wild Turkey Bourbon.

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