Many of my readers who were not able to make it to the World Tea Expo last weekend have been writing me to get the scoop on my Tea Cocktail seminar that took place on Saturday afternoon.

sweeeeeetDuring the demonstration, we made several different cocktails, using tea as a mixer, spirit and an enhancer to a cocktail.

All the cocktails we made received rave reviews, however one in particular seemed to be the crowd favorite: Sweet Tea Vodka.

One of the primary reasons that Tea Cocktails have seen a resurgence in popularity,  I showed folks just how easy it is to make your own!

Here’s the recipe:

Homemade Sweet Tea Vodka

1 quart vodka (recommended: TRU)

1 1/2 cups simple syrup

1/4 cup NYC Breakfast, loose

Combine all ingredients in a sealed container and shake well to thoroughly mix.  Allow to “steep” for 45 minutes, shaking occasionally.  Strain.

Best served chilled.

This is good by itself, but also mixes well.  For example, a 1:1 ratio of tea-vodka to fresh-squeezed lemonade makes a mean Spiked Arnold (named after the golfer Arnold Palmer who created the non-alcoholic version).