I recently met the folks from Prince Edward Distillery, as we shared an exhibitor's table at a Sydney food show. They were really friendly and fun to be around. They also make very tasty gin. I bought a couple of bottles, and soon came up with the perfect summer nerve-soother. Boosted iced tea.
The first homemade iced tea I ever drank was in Austin, Texas. It`s really popular out there. I guess the weather is so warm that a lot people want their caffeine cold. In a couple of Austin restaurants, I was given a choice between water and iced tea. I can't think of an easier decision. Enjoy!
Boosted Iced Tea
• 4 cups water • 2 Yorkshire tea bags • 2 tablespoon sugar • 3-4 oz gin • couple slices lemon • ice
Bring the water to almost a boil. Pour in a pot, add tea bags and sugar. Mix. After 3-4 minutes, remove the tea bags, transfer tea to pitcher, and chill in the fridge. Once cooled, add the gin and serve with 4-5 ice cubes in each glass and and some lemon slices.