Half & Half Cocktails

Posted August 20, 2012 by in

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There is a serious half-and-half situation happening these days. Many bartenders, from novice to experienced, are mixing some type of lemon flavor to some type of iced tea flavor this summer. Who doesn’t enjoy this refreshing drink on a hot summer day? Here are some recipes that will make your taste buds happy at your next BBQ, and keep your thirst quenched in the hot summer sun!

Belvedere Vodka makes a delicious lemon tea vodka. According to Belvedere

“Belvedere Lemon Tea is a delicious, 100% natural and aromatic blend of green tea, black tea, chamomile, lemongrass, honey, ginger and lemon and represents the ultimate in refreshment.”

Great paired with lemonade and/or any flavored iced tea, this vodka was made to be consumed in the afternoon – Whether you are at the pool, at a BBQ, or at the beach.

Belvedere Effortless Tea

  • 1.5 oz Belvedere Lemon Tea Vodka
  • 3 oz peach tea

Preparation: Build over cubed ice and garnish with a lemon wedge & sprig of mint. Firefly Vodka made the first hand-crafted sweet tea flavored vodka. With its roots planted firmly in the South, Firefly is distilled four times, infused with tea grown on a plantation five miles from the distillery and blended with real Louisiana sugar cane. Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka tastes exactly like real sweet tea, but with a kick! You can drink it straight with ice, or mix with other flavors.

Low-Cal Lemon Tea

  • 1 part Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka
  • Crystal Light Lemonade mix

Preparation: Follow instructions to make lemonade on Crystal Light box. Build over cubed ice.

Grey Goose Le Citron Flavored Vodka is made from the finest lemons grown in Argentina, Brazil and France. Grey Goose Le Citron still tastes as good as you would expect Grey Goose to taste, with the lemons adding spectacular flavor.

Boston Tea Punch

  • 5 parts Grey Goose Le Citron
  • 4 parts iced tea
  • 3 whole lemons
  • 1 part sugar

Preparation: Place raw sugar in punch bowl. Add warm Earl Grey tea to dilute. Thinly slice the lemons, and add ice to the punch bowl, along with all the remaining ingredients. Chill for two hours. Serve over ice and present with lemon wheels.

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey was introduced as the brand’s first flavored variation. “With hints of honey and a naturally smooth finish, its taste is one-of-a-kind and unmistakably Jack.” This is a smoother, sweeter version of the Jack Daniel’s you love.

Jack Honey Lemonade

  • 1 part Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey
  • 3 parts lemonade

Preparation: Combine ingredients in a tall glass over ice and garnish with a cherry.

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