Rye’ced Tea

When I was a little girl, anytime it was sunny, my mother would always make Sun Tea. Sun Tea is easy: Just fill a glass container, whether it is a pitcher or a half gallon canning jar, be sure to pay attention to the amount of tea bags necessary (for example, 1 teabag per 8oz of water) fill your Jar/ whatevervesselyouareusing with water and let it sit in direct sunshine. That last part is important, you NEED sunshine, and the vessel NEEDS to be glass.

Fortunately for us, during self quarantine, we lucked out with some wonderful weather! I made some Sun Tea and felt inspired by the warm weather. Cheers to adult Iced Tea!

Ingredients

1oz Knob Creek Rye/ Any bourbon you prefer.
1/2 Oz Simple Syrup
1/4 oz (12 shakes) Bitter Housewife 
6-10 Oz of Sun Tea or English Breakfast/ Black Tea that has been cooled. (I prefer PG tips myself.)
Lemon Wedge

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients with ice in a shaker, shake for 20 seconds.
  2. Strain Mixture into glass with NEW ice. Top should have a good 1/4 inch froth.
  3. Add Lemon Wedge and Enjoy

Rosemary Lemon Spritzer

Did anyone just sit around during the sunny week we were all quarantined? We sure didn’t! It was the perfect time to get out into the garden and freshen up our flower beds. We had a rosemary bush that was squashed by not one but TWO snowstorms, so we ended up giving it a hair cut and propping it up, resulting in A LOT of fresh cut rosemary that needed to be put to use.

Ingredients

3 oz Vodka (preferably Kettle one)
1/2 Lemon 2 sprigs Rosemary
1 tsp Bitters
Finish with Sparking Water/ Club Soda

directions

  1. Combine ice, vodka, 1 large slice lemon and 1 sprig of rosemary & muddle until the liquid turns green. About 20 seconds, the same amount of time it takes to wash your hands….
  2. Empty liquid contents into a clean glass with fresh ice, and 1 tsp of bitters.
  3. Finish with Sparkling water and club soda, garnish with Lemon slice and Rosemary.