A Gentleman and a Cocktail

A true gentleman appreciates a good cocktail.  And has recipes at hand for at least a few.

Now that summer is here, it’s time to show off your ability to make a great, refreshing summer drink.

Cocktails aren’t just for you, of course, they’re for your guests, too.

One of my summer favorites is a concoction I’ve called “Kentucky Tea.”

Here’s how to make a single:

Place a slice of orange, a slice of lemon, and a slice of lime in the bottom of an Old Fashioned glass.  Add just a bit of sugar.  Muddle with a spoon to make a citrus paste.

Top with crushed ice.

Add 2 oz. of Bourbon.

Stir

Add 3-4 oz. of Iced Tea — I make my tea strong and sweet, so most of the time omit the sugar in the above step.  If your tea is not sweetened, do use the sugar.

Stir

Garnish with a lime or lemon slice if you like.

 

Alternatively, you may wish to make Kentucky Tea for a few friends.

Start with 4-5 orange slices, 4-5 lime slices, and 4-5 lemon slices.  Top lightly with crushed ice.

Add 8 oz. of your favorite Bourbon.

Add 16 oz. of Tea.

Stir vigorously.

Serve in a tall glass over crushed ice.

Garnish with lime.

So, there you have it.  One great recipe for a delicious summer cocktail.

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