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Bourbon Sweet Tea

I make this spiked sweet tea in pitchers or big Ball jars. The type of tea you use is up to you; choose your favorite. Then add a mild bourbon.

makes 1 large pitcher, serves 6 - 8

3 cups water

½ cup sugar

2 or 3 black tea bags

1 lemon, sliced into wedges

1 lime, sliced into wedges

1 orange, sliced into wedges

1 cup bourbon

Lemon wheels for garnish

1.To make the tea: Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Pour the sugar water into a jar, add the tea bags, and let steep for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how strong you want your tea. (If you like your tea very strong, leave the bags in the tea for longer.)

2. Remove the tea bags and add the lemon, lime, and orange wedges. Pour in the bourbon. Cover the jar and chill.

3. Serve in small glasses and garnish with thin lemon wheels.

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