It’s almost Father’s Day! Time to show dear ol’ Dad how much you appreciate him. Maybe that means a special family breakfast or brunch, taking him out to a ball game, going for a long drive, or an afternoon on the patio with some good tunes and the grill turned up high.
While the food is cooking and family and friends are gathered around, mix up a special drink for pops and those all gathered round (who can drink of course!).
I have just the drink for him: Whiskey Spiked Iced Tea Punch. You might think punch is better suited for Mom’s special day, but this sunny-weather sip has a definite “manly” vibe about it.
Packed with fresh juices, brown sugar, brewed tea, and some very masculine Jack Daniel’s, this punch is the perfect accompaniment to a fun day of showing Dad he’s number one.
So three cheers for Dad! -Kathy
Spiked Iced Tea Punch
Punch is the perfect party cocktail! For a more-spiked interpretation, let guests add a little more whiskey to their individual drinks. For summertime sipping add in a few slices of fresh peach or nectarine.
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Makes about 8 cups, enough for 10 to 12 servings
6 very large sprigs fresh mint
3 tea bags black tea
3 cups boiling water
1 cup ice water
1 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
Poke the cloves into the orange, then cut it into 3 slices. Put the orange slices, mint, and tea bags in a heatproof pitcher or bowl. Add the boiling water, let steep for 1 hour, then remove the tea bags.
Add the ice water, juices, and brown sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved, add the whiskey, and chill until ready to serve. Serve in ice-filled glasses. Garnish as desired.
Recipe adapted from Kathy Casey Sips & Apps, Chronicle Books