Adult Iced Tea

Claire Thomas of The Kitchy Kitchen gives us a summer cocktail recipe everyone will enjoy.

Uh oh, dangerous drink coming at you. Every time I've sipped this drink myself, or handed one to a friend, it is gone in a matter of seconds. It's light, refreshing, and tastes exactly like iced tea. The only problem? It's super boozy, so please try to sip slowly. This is the perfect hot weather drink that even gin haters will love. Enjoy! MVP: MOST VALUABLE PRODUCT "My favorite earl grey is the blue tipped flower earl grey from Chado Tea Room. The blue flowers add a lovely floral note to the earthy bergamot." Blue Flower Earl Grey, $6, Chado Tea Room Ingredients SERVES: 6 2 cups gin 2 tablespoons earl grey tea 1/2 cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons simple syrup 4 cups ginger ale DIRECTIONS To infuse the gin, simply combine the gin and earl grey in a jar, and steep for about a week. The longer you leave it, the stronger the tea flavor will be. Strain the gin when you're ready to use it. Combine the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a pitcher. Stir, then add plenty of ice, followed by the ginger ale. Serve immediately and watch out, you'll drink it super fast! Written by Claire Thomas. For more delicious recipes from Claire, head to The Kitchy Kitchen. Photographs: Claire Thomas
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