TIPSY ARNOLD PALMERS FOR A CROWD (Adapted from My Recipes)
4 cups boiling water
5 regular-size tea bags
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
4 cups cold water
1 cup bourbon or vodka
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
Garnish: lemon slices
Pour boiling water over tea bags, sugar, and lemon zest in a large bowl. Stir until sugar is dissolved; cover and steep 5 minutes.
Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large pitcher, discarding tea bags and zest. Stir in 4 cups cold water, bourbon or vodka and lemon juice. Cover and chill 30 minutes to 12 hours. Serve over ice.
To make this tea a day ahead, follow recipe as directed, omitting ice and garnish. Store in the refrigerator in a pitcher. When you are ready to serve, stir in ice cubes and lemon slices.
***NOTE: You also can cheat if you’re pressed for time here and use store bought iced tea and lemonade. Just mix with bourbon or vodka, and you’re all set.
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