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Celebrate Independence Day with Wild Turkey LiberTea

Summer was designed to slow us down and to remind us to enjoy the hum of warm evenings with good friends, so you want to keep the prep to a minimum. Bourbon iced tea not only offers a twist to a summer favorite, but also provides opportunity for experimentation with minimal effort.

If you’re looking for a refreshing way to keep cool this 4th of July while staying loyal to the spirit of the holiday, try a new combination of some tried and true American summer classics.

One suggestion is a pitcher of LiberTea, a tasty combination of lemonade and iced tea that uses Wild Turkey Bourbon and American Honey–a honey liqueur from the makers of Wild Turkey–to add a sweet twist to an old standby. Perfect for a large gathering, it can be made in advance, allowing you to spend the rest of the afternoon tending to the grill, sitting back on the porch and enjoying the fireworks.

Don’t want to wait for Independence Day to enjoy a delicious bourbon tea? Celebrate national iced tea month in June with the Wild Turkey Mint Tea and Wild Turkey Sparkling Tea.

Jimmy Russell, master distiller for Wild Turkey Bourbon, believes that just because the Kentucky Derby is over doesn’t mean that the flavors of the Southern classic Julep are out for the rest of the season. Russell’s summer recipe, Wild Turkey Mint Tea, adds fresh lemon, lime, and sweetened

tea to the mint julep basic–mint and bourbon–to create an updated fresh take on the derby classic.

For another refreshing bourbon iced tea variation, the adults-only Wild Turkey Sparkling Tea is a great make-ahead option for BBQ’s, afternoon parties and outdoor gatherings.

The LiberTea
Ingredients (makes 1 large pitcher):
4 cups water
4 cups lemonade
4 black tea bags
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup Wild Turkey Bourbon
1 1/2 cups American Honey

Preparation:
In a large saucepan, boil 2 cups water. Remove from heat; add 4 teabags of black tea. Steep 8 minutes; discard teabags. Add 2 cups cold water and lemonade; transfer to pitcher and chill. Add fresh basil leaves. Using a wooden spoon, crush basil until fragrant. Stir in Wild Turkey Bourbon and

American Honey. Serve over ice.

Wild Turkey Mint Tea

Ingredients (makes 1 pitcher):
4 cups water
4 black tea bags
2 tbsp Sugar
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 cups Wild Turkey Bourbon
Juice of half lemon
Juice of half lime

Preparation:
In a large saucepan, boil 2 cups water. Remove from heat; add 4 teabags of black tea. Steep 8 minutes; discard teabags. Add 2 cups cold water. Transfer to pitcher and chill. Add fresh mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon, crush mint until fragrant. Stir in Wild Turkey bourbon. Serve over ice.

Wild Turkey Sparkling Tea
Ingredients (makes 1 pitcher):
4 cups water
8 red herbal tea bags (such as lemon zinger or hibiscus)
2 cups Wild Turkey American Honey
Splash of club soda
Juice of one lemon
Cherries for garnish

Preparation:
In a large saucepan, boil 2 cups water. Remove from heat. Add tea bags. Steep 10 minutes; discard tea bags. Add 2 cups cold water to tea. Stir in Wild Turkey American Honey. Transfer to pitcher and chill. Just before serving, add lemon juice and a splash of club soda for a touch of refreshing fizz. Serve over ice.

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Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon, Buzzing Soon

In April, Firefly Distillery is launching a Sweet Tea Bourbon to complement its flavored vodka sweet-tea line. The Firefly website currently has this to say about their new product:

Firefly Sweet Tea Flavored Bourbon Whiskey starts with handcrafted Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey from the world renowned Buffalo Trace Distillery. It is then infused with South Carolina tea and real sugar cane. The experience is a perfect blend of sweet tea and bourbon, two southern traditions. Try it with spring water over ice.

Firefly Distillery is a distillery located on Wadmalaw Island, thirty miles south of Charleston, South Carolina that manufactures a line of vodka products using muscadine  grapes local to South Carolina. According to Wikipedia, In October 2008, Firefly Distillery and Sazerac Company formed a joint venture to manufacture and distribute Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka at Sazerac’s Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky in order to meet the growing market demand. Through this joint venture Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka was able to be distributed to all states by March 2009.

Will this be a perfect sipping drink on a hot summer day? We look forward to getting a taste of this new concoction very soon. If you taste it first, be sure to leave us a comment and let us know how you like it.

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The Ultimate Summer Drink – Bourbon Slush

Bourbon Slush
Serves up to 10

Ingredients:
3 cups bourbon
24 oz. frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
12 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
4 cups strong brewed tea

Directions:
In a 1-1/2-gallon pitcher, mix bourbon, juices and tea. Stir in 3 quarts water. Place in freezer. Stir after 8 hours. Continue to freeze for 2 hours more, and up to 2 days. Defrost 30 minutes before serving. Stir and serve in a mason jar.

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Recipe by Katie Lee Joel

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