Back Porch Sweet Tea Cocktail

Iimage of Back Porch Sweet Tea Cocktail in a glass

Our Back Porch Sweet Tea Cocktail recipe is perfect for sipping as the weather warms up. It is reminiscent of Southern sweet tea. But, what sets it apart is the addition of Limoncello as the sweetener rather than simple syrup.

Limoncello is a sweet dessert liqueur with a delicious lemon flavor. And, its brilliance and sweetness are what give this drink its magical flavor.

Most brands of bourbon whiskey will be good in this recipe. High-end bourbons with a smooth profile and full-bodied flavor (like Makers Mark) will be delicious.

This simple drink is quick to mix up and the recipe can be multiplied to make a pitcher.

Back Porch Sweet Tea Cocktail Recipe
Adapted from The Spruce Eats
Yields 1 drink

1-1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey
1/2 ounce limoncello
4 ounces freshly-brewed iced black tea
Lemon wheel for garnish

Brew the iced tea
Black tea is robust and can be brewed in water that has been brought to a rolling boil. Steep the tea for about 5 or 6 minutes.

Once the tea has reached its full flavor, chill it in the refrigerator until it is time to mix up the cocktail. If you need to chill the tea quickly, place it in the freezer for about 10 minutes.

Mix the cocktail
In a double old-fashioned glass, add the bourbon and limoncello. Then fill the glass with ice and top with iced tea. Garnish with a slice of lemon and serve.

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