On warm summer nights, don’t you just love a good sweet tea? I learned how to make real sweet tea during my catering days back in high school, but I was taught a southern twist in college that has become a sweet tea game changer. My friend, Sonja, is from Texas and loves big flavors– she taught me that the perfect twist to sweet tea is to not just use black tea but to add in some Constant Comment for a little spice. Recently, Matt and I were making this sweet tea for a party and decided to add yet another twist- basil simple syrup. I don’t think I’ll ever go back. Sweet tea is a great party drink because you can make large batches of it by making the tea concentrated and then adding in a lot of ice to make it cool. This tea batch is large enough for a party and tastey enough that you just might run out. Try it and see for yourself!
1/8 tsp baking soda (to keep the tea clear and protect against bitterness)
2 1/2 cups basil simple syrup
Basil simple syrup:
The next time you’re headed to a cookout, bring this sweet tea along. You’ll be bound to make some new friends 😉