Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Texas Tea

So after a lengthy conversation on drinks and shots with Kelli from down in Houston and undaunted by my messing up her River Elixir ;P she recommended I try making the Texas Tea. Now the Texas Tea is basically a Long Island Iced Tea with the addition of Bourbon to the mix.

As I make the cocktail, I just shake my head and laugh to myself wondering who the age over 25-years old would drink this cocktail. Well, lucky for me the Kahuna is more than a willing participant and welcomed the challenge of drinking some Texas Tea. Here is the recipe that I used:

The Texas Tea
1 oz rum
1 oz vodka
1 oz gin
1 oz tequila
1 oz bourbon whiskey
1 oz triple sec
1 oz sweet and sour mix
Coca-Cola®

Build over ice, leaving Sweet and Sour and Coke for last. Stir and serve.

Before you gals and guys think me as being some uppity fool allow me to say something in my defense. Here in NYC, especially in the bar where I work, a usual demographic orders drinks like these. They are usually young drinkers (hence the over 25-year old line above) most of whom have yet to develop a proper drinking palate and they just want to get wrecked as fast as they can. And hey, this is coming from the dude who saw the devil sitting in his bed after multiple Red Devil cocktails within an hour. So trust me, I've been there. All I can say is "Ugh" on all the "Teas" that seem to have popped up in the last few years. Enough of that. Back to the Texas Tea and the Kahuna who thoroughly enjoyed it.


I tasted it. Shuddered and have to grudgingly admit that it doesn't taste that bad. The bourbon gives it a little kick that makes it somewhat more palatable than a Long Island. The Kahuna liked it and in the end, if the drinker likes it, then that works for me. Nice shirt Kahuna. Rock on!!!! BTW, Kelli: I'll give you this one. So its 3 out of 4. Right?

Until Then Happy Drinking,
Sisco Vanilla