Bourbon Iced Tea

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Is there anything more Southern than sweet tea and bourbon? Well, what if you were to mix these two together that make the  ultimate Southern sipper. Pretty ingenious, right? Well this cocktail is prefect for a Sunday brunch or just simply enjoying it on a porch on a summer day…..but remember you must be over 21 to enjoy this refreshing cocktail.

 

 

Makes 1 large pitcher, serves 6 – 8

Ingredients:
Mint Simple Syrup:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves

For the tea:
3 cups water
2 or 3 black tea bags of good-quality black tea, such as City Harvest Black Tea

For the Cocktail:
1 lemon, sliced into wedges
1 lime, sliced into wedges
1 orange, sliced into wedges
1 cup Woodford Reserve® Bourbon
Orange slices
Ice cubes, for serving
Fresh mint sprig, for garnish
Lemon wheels, for garnish

Directions:
For the mint syrup: Combine the sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook until the sugar has melted. Stir in the mint and let steep 30 minutes. Strain the mint leaves and set aside.

To make the tea: Combine the water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour the mint syrup into a large jar. Add the tea bags to the jar 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 8 to 12 hours or overnight in the refrigerator, if desired.

Remove the tea bags and add the lemon, lime, and orange wedges. Pour in the bourbon. Cover the jar and chill.

For the cocktail: Rub the orange slice around the rim of highball glass and fill with ice. Pour the cocktail over the ice and garnish with the mint sprig and a lemon wheel.

A note on serving: Avoid adding ice directly to the pitcher, as it will dilute the cocktail.

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Product Review: Cookies from Sarabeth’s Kitchen

Hello Cookie Lovers!

I think I just found the best tasting cookies in the whole wide world! I cannot pick just one, I love them all.

They are cookies from  Sarabeth’s Kitchen, located in The Bronx, NY.
Sarabeth Levine
And yes, there really is a  Sarabeth. Sarabeth Levine, an award-winning jam maker, acclaimed pastry chef and restaurateur, who is the driving force behind the success and outstanding reputation of the Sarabeth brand. Sarabeth’s personal search for perfection extends to everything she creates.

In 1981, Sarabeth began making Orange-Apricot Marmalade from her home kitchen from a 200 year old family recipe and selling it to local food shops. From that humble beginning, Sarabeth with her husband and business partner, Bill Levine, now own and operate a jam factory, a wholesale-retail bakery café and nine restaurants. It is a true American success story.

But back to the cookies!

The come perfectly wrapped and freshly baked. I could actually smell them through the box when the FedEx Delievery Person dropped them off. I could not wait to open the box!

I ordered the Mixed Cookie Box…….And look at what was inside.

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Sarabeth’s quest is to provide every customer with an experience that reflects her devotion and passion to creating wholesome food. The mission of Sarabeth’s is to offer simplicity, perfection and classic tastes in her restaurants and through her products. And yes, these cookies do deliver. With a richness and homemade perfection that you thought your mother or grandmother could bake with so much love.

These cookies are worth every penny, trust me!

 

Just so you know in advance……..

These cookies are baked on demand.

Bakery items are shipped Monday through Wednesday only. Unless Overnight or Saturday Delivery is selected. Saturday is NOT a business day

There is also a special shipping notice for all baked goods. In order to ensure maximum freshness, baked goods must be shipped via Federal Express 2nd dayservice unless they are being sent to one of the following regions:

VA, CT, MD, ME, VT, NH, RI, MA, NY, NJ, PA, DE, OH, WV, NC, SC, MI, IN, KY, TN, northern IL and northern GA.

If you are in one of the listed states, you may safely ship via UPS Ground for a significantly reduced rate. Otherwise, please select one of the Federal Express shipping options when you check out.

And just in time for Father’s Day, Sarabeth’s is offering 15% off of all cookies! Use the code “DAD15”.

Not just a gift for Father’s and Dad’s on their special day, but you can also treat yourself to a box of cookies too!

Happy Father's Day!

 Here are just a few of the cookies that are offered from the bakery at Sarabeth’s Kitchen. Just click on the name of the cookie and you will be directed to the site!

Chocolate Chubbies

chubbies  It’s not a brownie. It’s not a cookie. It’s a Chubbie. Three types of chocolate and two types of nuts (walnuts and pecans). These are chocolate nut heaven.

Mixed Cookie Box

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These delectable cookies are the favorites of Sarabeth’s cookie craving multitudes. Baked fresh daily to order, they come packaged in a white bakery box, festooned with a bright ribbon and Sarabeth logo sticker. You cannot go wrong bringing this gift to a friend, unless you eat them all before it gets there. You get 6 Chocolate Chip Cookies, 8 Chocolate Chubbies and 6 Chocolate Chip Clouds.

Cookies in a Jar

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Sarabeth’s hand-made, all-natural, selection of 4 popular cookies come packaged in a reusable food-grade plastic jar. Chocolate Chip, Classic Shortbread, Chocolate Shortbread and Oatmeal Raisin.

Use the empty jars for storage of cereal, sugar, candy, leftovers, nuts (and even bolts!) or other assorted hardware! Baked to order.