Spiked Basil Sweet Tea
4 family-sized tea bags (or 10 regular tea bags)
1 ½ cups sugar
pinch baking soda
1 lemon, sliced into thin wheels
1 orange, sliced into thin wheels
10 basil leaves
1 1/2 cups Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select Bourbon
In a saucepan, cover the tea bags with water, about 2 ½ cups and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and squeeze. This can be made in advance.
In a large pitcher, combine the sugar and baking soda with 1 cup of cool water. Pour in the hot tea and stir to dissolve the sugar. Fill the pitcher with additional 12 -13 cups of cool water.
Crumple the basil and add to the pitcher. Stir. Add the sliced orange and half of the slices lemons to the pitcher.
In a glass filled with ice, add 2 ounces of bourbon and fill with sweet tea.
Garnish with lemon wheel and a basil sprig.
1 chopped strawberry, additional slices for garnish
¾ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce simple syrup
2 ounces Jack Daniels Single Barrel Rye
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 ounces ginger beer
Strawberry slice, for garnish
Muddle (or just shake) strawberry, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
Add bourbon, 2 dashes bitters, and ice.
Shake and strain into an 1” ice-filled highball glass.
Top with ginger beer; garnish with a strawberry slice
Sparkling Strawberry Juleps
8 large ripe strawberries, washed, hulled and cut into 1/4–inch pieces, plus extra slices for garnish
12 leaves fresh mint, plus a sprig for garnish
2 ½ tablespoons honey
8 ounces Jack Daniels Barrel Proof Bourbon
4 oz lemon juice
1-inch strawberry/mint or mint ice cubes
Muddle strawberries and mint and pour in pitcher.
Stir together with honey, JD bourbon and lemon juice
Pour into glass filled with ice (1” mint/strawberry or mint ice cubes)
Top with a splash of club soda and garnish each glass with a strawberry slice and a sprig of mint.
1 ½ tsp. sugar
3 oz. (about ½ cup) seedless watermelon, cut into 1″ cubes
2 oz. Jack Daniels Barrel Proof
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. adobo sauce
Place ½ tsp. sugar on a small plate; wet rim of cocktail glass with lemon wedge; lightly press glass into sugar.
Combine watermelon, bourbon, lemon juice, adobo sauce and remaining sugar in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake until well chilled.
Strain into the rimmed cocktail glass filled with ice.