SOUTHERN SWEET TEA
Years ago, I was living with a host family in Oklahoma and they taught
me how to make this. It comes out very dark, and you let the sugar
warm up with the tea, but it has a completely different flavor. You
can go to any restaurant in the south, and you’re guaranteed to find
this tea. I make two versions of this: a normal one and a grownup one.
5 bags regular sweet tea
1 cup sugar
1 fresh lemon
Johnny Walker red label whisky (for grownups)
· Fill a large stock pot with water. Tear off the paper tags from the tea bags and just drop the bags into the water. Add sugar.
· Bring pot to a kettle boil. Once it steeps, lower the heat and let it sit in the pot all afternoon.
· After steeping for several hours, remove tea bags and let mixture cool.
· Pour tea into a decanter with ice cubes.
· Add juice of half a lemon, and place both lemon halves in the tea. Stir it up.
· If you’d like to make the grownup version, add whiskey to the decanter.