Deep in derby day prep and I’ve got a last minute tip to share. Maybe you are worried some of your guests won’t like the basil julep you’ve perfected over the last 24 hours. Well don’t worry, the fix is simple. Kick them out of your house…
Okay just kidding. But for one of the world’s easiest cocktail recipes, perfect for summer days and derby victories, look no further than a few simple ingredients to make this green tea lemonade; a perfect companion for just about any liquor in your collection.
Just a few hours to go…I’ll be cheering for Overanalyze! So actually, that’s probably a better tip. Bet on any other horse, because I haven’t won anything since a $10 scratch-off at the age of 12. Good luck and Happy Derby!
2 oz vodka, gin, or bourbon (your choice)
5 oz green tea lemonade (recipe below)
Splash of seltzer
Lemon and cucumber to garnish
Mix all of the ingredients over ice and enjoy. Drink slow because these are damn drinkable.
Green Tea Lemonade
1 Liter of Boiling Water
3 tea bags of green tea
2 liters of lemonade (get something on the natural side, not too sweet otherwise this will be gross, or better yet make your own)
1 cucumber (sliced)
1 lemon (sliced)
Steep the tea bags in the liter of boiling water and let cool. Pour the tea and lemonade into a pitcher and fill with the slices of cucumber and lemon. Keep chilled until serving.