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Recipe For Spiked Cherry Tea

Happy Hour: Spiked Black Cherry Tea

What's a better refreshment on a balmy weekend than a thirst-quenching tumbler of iced tea? In my mind, the only thing that can top that is, well, tea that's been spiked with a little something special that's guaranteed to make your lazy afternoon picnics even more lackadaisical.

On Sunday, when the sun shone high in the sky, I threw a handful of skewers on the grill. Then, for all that toilsome flipping, I rewarded myself with an irresistible version of Summer's signature drink, made all the brighter with blended whisky, cherry-flavored rum, and some good, old-fashioned sweetened iced tea. Care to do the same? Keep reading for the recipe.

Black Cherry Tea

Black Cherry Tea

Recipe For Spiked Cherry Tea 2011-06-13 11:06:12


1 ounce blended whisky (recommended: Canadian Club Classic 12)
1 ounce black cherry rum (recommended: Cruzan Black Cherry)
4 ounces prepared, sweetened iced tea (recommended: Arizona or Nestea)
Lemon wedge, for garnish


  1. Combine first three ingredients over ice in a highball glass. Stir to combine. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Makes 1 cocktail.

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