How about a lovely iced tea bevy for the holiday weekend? And I’m not talking about the crap from Long Island you got “wasted” on in college. The concoction that after one drink you were half in the bag exclaiming “Dude I can’t even taste the alcohol in this….” and then you puked on you roommate’s shoes. Nice work by the way.
This drink is an unusual blend of local tea, rose hip liqueur, vodka, peaches and lemons. Did you know that Joe Tea and Chips was a local Montclair business? Before you pack up the family car and head out of Baristaville this summer, throw some Joe Tea and Joe Chips in the car to bring to Aunt Mildred in Nebraska…trust me she will dig it.
ROSE HIP AND PEACHY ICED TEA
- One ounce Koval Rose hip liqueur
- One ounce clean vodka (Ketel One, Titos, Bootlegger or Crop are all nice and clean tasting)
- Four ounces of good black tea ( I preferred Joe Tea Peach for this drink)
- A squeeze of fresh lemon
- A slice of fresh peach
- A sprint of mint or lemon balm (not lip balm)
Fill a tall glass with ice and pour the first three ingredients into glass. Then add your lemon, squeeze the slice of peach into the glass , stir the drink and muddle the peach a bit. Add some fresh mint or lemon balm (if you want to be all fancy like) and drink up Johnny. You may want to add less booze on the second round particularly if it is hot out and you are tipping these back faster than crap through a goose.
Koval Rose Hip Liquor available at Amanti Vino
Top pciture-Antique mason jars
Vintage 1930’s white baking dish
Vintage Fort Lewis Service album
Glass ice bucket
Bottom picture-Metal biscuit tin
Vintage hamburger papers
“Flag an American Biography” by Marc Leepson
ALL AVAILABLE AT LITTLE CRICKET
Joe Tea and chips Available at:
Park Street Gourmet
Terra at Isabel Rose
The Stock Pot
Accents with Flowers
and if you are traveling you can now find Joe Tea in Tokyo, Santiago Chile and China!
Thank you to Wes at Amanti Vino for helping me out as well as my ladies at Little Cricket.
And the winner for our last Name That Pink Lemonade Cocktail is…….Tudlow with “Pinkalicious”!!!