Serves: 16 guests
2 cups of hot strong tea (4 tea bags steeped in 2 cups of boiling water)
1 cup sugar
2 six ounce cans of frozen lemonade
1 six ounce can of frozen orange juice
5 cups of crushed ice
2 cups of deluxe bourbon
1 quart cold ginger ale (or to taste)
Fresh mint sprigs
At least six hours before serving, combine the tea and sugar in a 1 gallon plastic or glass container and stir until dissolved. Add the lemonade and orange juice and stir until thawed.
In a blender, in batches, blend ice with enough of the ice water to make a slush and add this to the tea mixture. Add the remaining ice water if it wasn't used with the ice. Stir in the bourbon.
Pour the slush into several shallow plastic containers and place them in the freezer until serving, breaking up the slush and stirring about every 2 hours to freeze the mixture evenly.
The mixture can be made 3-4 days ahead and frozen in a larger container; stir every 6-8 hours to keep mixture loose and evenly frozen. (Note: use the timer on your phone or Alexa)
To serve, spoon the slush into tall or stemmed glasses and top off with ginger ale, Garnish each glass with a mint sprig.
Iced Tea Sangria
Serves: 15 - 20 guests
16 cups of cold water
8 black or fruit flavored tea bags
1 cup sugar
3 cups of sliced fruit (peaches, strawberries and oranges)
4 cups of red wine
In a large saucepan, bring 16 cups of cold water to a boil.
Remove saucepan above from heat; add 8 black or fruit flavored tea bags and let steep 4 minutes and then remove tea bags.
Dissolve 1 cup of sugar in tea and chill.
Place 3 cups of sliced fruit (peaches, strawberries and oranges) in a large serving bowl.
Pour in tea and 4 cups of red wine into the large serving bowl.
Serve drinks in iced filled glasses.
1 part Campari
1 part Dry Gin
3 parts freshly squeezed orange juice
Juice of 1 lime
Pour ingredients over ice and serve with a slice of lime and a wedge of pineapple
Recipe by: Stanley Tucci
1 ounce of simple syrup
1 ounce of lemon juice
3 shots of scotch
Handful of ice
Orange to garnish
Combine 1 ounce of simple syrup, 1 ounce of lemon juice, and three shots of scotch into a metal shaker filled with a handful of ice.
Tucci said that the scotch "doesn't have to be anything fancy." "It just needs to be not too smokey."
Spicy Mango + Strawberry Margarita
1-2 ounces of Tequila
1 can of Ashland hard seltzer
A few slices of jalapeno
Combine muddled strawberries and jalapeno in a cup
Add ice to above (I love using crushed iced)
Pour in 1-2 ounces of Tequila over ice
Top with Ashland hard seltzer
Garnish with strawberry and jalapeno slice
"I like this cocktail because it's low calorie and barely any sugar!"
Let me know in the comments below if you make any of these delicious cocktails. And....stay tuned for some great "mocktail" non-alcoholic drink recipes!