Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Nice Cup Of Tea

Sometimes all you want is a nice cup of tea drunk out of the finest bone china of course.

Other times, a watermelon mojito might be the order of the day.

A mojito or tea are great for watching Herman do his thing.

This is Herman. He likes to eat the fish in our pond. 
Today was a day for tea.

Except it wasn't tea at all.

Because it's homemade Sweet Tea Vodka. Easy, delicious, refreshing, and to quote both my cousin and boyfriend, it is "dangerous". This is smooth and really easy to drink on the rocks, with a splash of lemonade (or limoncello if you just made it and have some lying around) its the perfect lounging around by the pool drink. Or, if you live in a state where it is illegal to drink on the beach, it might be the perfect drink to smuggle in.

Sweet Tea Vodka

1 liter vodka (I used the cheap stuff. I really don't think it makes a difference)
3 tea bags (I used 2 black teas, 1 Earl Grey)
1/2 cup simple syrup

Cut the tops off the tea bags, and pour the tea into the bottle of vodka. Shake, and let sit for 24 hours. Using a coffee filter (or cheese cloth) filter out the tea while pouring the vodka into a separate container add simple syrup to taste, starting with 1/4 cup. Rinse vodka bottle to get rid of any remaining tea leaves and pour the sweetened vodka back in. Enjoy over ice.


  1. Oh. My. Goodness. This sounds perfectly heavenly, Deanna! :-) This would be very dangerous indeed, very addictive, methinks. :-) I can't wait to try this just as soon as things warm up a bit. :-)

  2. I LOVE this idea! I macerated Christmas pudding fruit in vodka and it was lovely so I can really imagine how good this would be. Thankyou Deanna! :D

  3. I'm resisting having some right now because it's only 3 here and I don't want to drink alone. And I already um sampled it when I was finishing it this morning.

  4. That is my kind of tea! I wonder, can you taste the vodka??

  5. I can't taste the vodka in mine, but it depends on how much simple syrup you use. The more you use, the less you can taste it. I took a sip with no sugar and it was definitely vodka, I added the sugar and it smoothed out my very cheap vodka considerably.

  6. I had something similar to this in a restaurant and I'd love to make some at home! I wonder if it would be as good with gin (my preference). I'll have to find out!