Drink of the Week: Bourbon Sweet Tea Cocktail (GAPS)

Bourbon Sweet Tea Cocktail (GAPS-friendly) | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

This cocktail is a lot of fun to make, because you can use your favorite green, black, or white tea and the flavors are excellent and clean.  But you can also make funky teas like rooibos, herbals, and even chai for an interesting and ever-changing twist on a simple cocktail.

Plus, since you use bourbon as the base liquor, those on the GAPS diet can indulge in this cocktail once in a while without much trouble.  Bourbon or whiskey is allowed on the GAPS diet, although whiskey is only recommended on occasion.

Equipment Needed:

Sweet Tea Bourbon Cocktail
from Natural Cocktails

Sprig of fresh mint
Slice of orange
1 ounce Honey Simple Syrup (recipe below) (get raw honey here)
2 ounces bourbon
2 ounces black, green or white tea (get organic teas here)

  1. Muddle the mint, orange slice, and honey syrup in the bottom of a mixing glass. Fill with ice and pour the bourbon and tea over it. Shake together with ice and then strain into a champagne coupe.

Honey Simple Syrup 

3/4 cup filtered water (get water filters here)
3/4 cup raw honey (get raw honey here)

  1. In a saucepan, heat the water until warm. Remove from heat. Add honey, and stir to combine.
  2. Pour into a pint glass jar, cap tightly, and let cool completely. Honey simple syrup lasts several weeks in the refrigerator.
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