Whiskey Apple Iced Tea – This cocktail has been brewing in my head for the last month or so. And it turned out just as refreshing and delightful as I had imagined it to be!
A quick trip to Himachal last week took me to the gorgeous apple country- Thanedar. A charming little hamlet, with acres and acres of apple orchards, spread all across the mountains. Clean fresh air, trees laden with red and golden apples…I really think I could’ve stayed there forever. But the city called and I came back with some 80kgs of apples! You can guess how many apple recipes will pop up here now!
So the apples have been washed, stored well, and we are all enjoying the sweet crisp apples every day. But I did have to use them in some recipes, right? So a small bit has been sanctioned for this purpose and the first up is this Whiskey Apple Iced Tea.
How Can I Make This Cocktail
I used my favorite cold-brewed method to make iced tea. I stirred in some unsweetened apple juice ( another gift from the mountains), a bit of lemon juice and a splash of whiskey to my brew. A few slices of those flavourful crunchy apples and lemon finished the cocktail! I didn’t feel the need to add any sweetener. But a touch of honey would be lovely here if you prefer a bit of sweetness.
By the way, you can make this iced tea the regular way too.. with Assam or Darjeeling teas. These will need to be brewed in hot boiling water for a few minutes. You can read about that on this post.
Can I Make This Drink Without Whiskey
This Whiskey Apple Iced Tea is a fantastic cocktail that’s full of fresh seasonal fruity flavor combined with the smooth smokiness of a good whiskey. I think Bourbon would be wonderful in here too. You can certainly make this without any alcohol. That’s how I served it to my kids. I added more apple juice and sweetened it with honey for them and they devoured a pitcherful between the two of them! Do add some fresh mint if you can get your hands on it….its always a great add on for all drinks.
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