Sweet Tea Hi-Ball
The combination of iced tea steeped with sugar, known as Sweet Tea, is a southern classic. This light and effervescent whiskey highball does a remarkable job of mimicking the flavors while adding an alcohol component.
Black tea and a rich lemon simple syrup take the edge off of the rye base. Infusing the tea into the whiskey is a snap, and the rich 2:1 simple syrup has an extended shelf life in the fridge, making this highball easy to pull together last-minute or several days in advance!
- 1 oz Black-Tea Infused Jim Beam Rye *
- ½ oz Lemon Syrup **
- Club Soda
* To make Black-Tea Infused Rye: steep 10 bags of black tea in a bottle of Jim Beam Rye for 20 minutes, then remove.
** To make Lemon Syrup: combine 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup of water, and the peels of 4 lemons in a saucepan; heat until sugar is dissolved. Steep with 1 ounce of ginger peach tea leaves for 20 minutes and strain to remove.
Add all ingredients to a high ball glass filled with ice, and top with club soda. Garnish with lemon wheel
Dalton and Wade Whiskey Common grew out of a weekly movie night enjoyed between friends. Serving "comfort food with a bit of polish," no cocktail on the menu costs more than $9.