Your New Summer Cocktail: Ed Lee's Bourbon Sweet Tea


Summer is officially here and there is nothing more we want than to sit on a porch, feel the warm summer breeze, and drink this refreshing cocktail by Chef Ed Lee. Bourbon Sweet Tea is our new summer crush.

Recipe from Breville's Food Thinkers

Bourbon Sweet Tea


  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 or 3 black tea bags
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wedges
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges
  • 1 orange, sliced into wedges
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • lemon wheels for garnish


  1. To make the tea: Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Pour the sugar water into a jar, add tea bags, and let steep for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how strong you want your tea. (If you like your tea very strong, leave the bags in the tea for longer.)
  2. Remove the tea bags and add the lemon, lime, and orange wedges. Pour in the bourbon. Cover the jar and chill.
  3. Serve in small glasses and garnish with thin lemon wedges.