by Alex Harney July 28, 2017 1 min read 4 Comments
This cocktail recipe is one we developed for our late summer wedding nearly three years ago. With a bartender friend of ours, we concocted "his" and "hers" cocktails. For mine, I crafted a unique black tea blend, and Caitrin wanted to use Paris for her cocktail. Both were fantastic, but there was something nice about the intermingling flavors of the Paris and the bourbon.
The trick is to make a really strong brew of Paris (you can use this recipe with a multitude of teas). We used eight teaspoons in a 2-cup pot resulting in a quadruple strength infusion. Make sure to press the leaves out to get the last drops. It's best to prepare the strong brew a day ahead so you can adequately chill the tea and make this cocktail as refreshing as possible. Alternative methods call for letting the tea sit for upwards of 15 minutes, but I find that sometimes an unpleasant bitterness accompanies this process.
For our sour mix, I followed a simple recipe given to me by my brother in law, equal parts lime juice to sugar. It's a useful thing to have around, even just throwing it in some seltzer gives you a cool refreshing sweet lime soda that you can control the sweetness.
March 09, 2018
Just made this cocktail with Paris tea; it’s PERFECT! I didn’t have sour as well, so I substituted with dash of lemon juice and agave syrup.
August 31, 2017
Since I love both Bourbon and Paris tea, I had to try this.
We did not have sour mix, so I used a splash of Rose’s lime juice.
Next time, I think I’ll try a generous squeeze of orange juice instead, reflecting the flavor profile of the Paris. Maybe a dash of bitters, too.
August 02, 2017
Sold! Sounds like the perfect summer cocktail.
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August 13, 2021
An amazingly refreshing cocktail! I used an orange-infused bourbon for this cocktail, which is now adored by both my husband and me! So delicious!