New Orleans Ice Tea
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New Orleans Ice Tea
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The New Orleans Ice Tea cocktail is a Southern-inspired tipple that marries the familiar taste of iced tea with the robustness of whiskey, creating a refreshing yet spirited beverage. It's ... more The New Orleans Ice Tea cocktail is a Southern-inspired tipple that marries the familiar taste of iced tea with the robustness of whiskey, creating a refreshing yet spirited beverage. It's further lightened with the effervescence of lemon-lime soda, offering a tangy sweetness that balances the strong flavours. Served in a highball glass, this cocktail represents a twist on the classic Ice Tea cocktails, infusing a bit of New Orleans charm into each sip. The combination of ingredients results in a drink that's both cooling and invigorating, perfect for sipping on a hot day or when longing for the laid-back ambiance of The Big Easy.
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13.33% | 3.6 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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90ml 3.04oz 9cl
90ml 3.04oz 9cl
90ml 3.04oz 9cl

Method
How to make a New Orleans Ice Tea

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a highball glass with ice
Stir and serve

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What's the best way to mix the ingredients for a New Orleans Ice Tea?

For the New Orleans Ice Tea, it’s recommended to pour the lemon-lime soda, whiskey, and iced tea into a highball glass filled with ice. Gently stir the mixture to ensure it's well-combined and chilled. This method helps to preserve the carbonation of the soda while evenly distributing the flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnishes work well with a New Orleans Ice Tea?

A slice of lemon or lime works beautifully as a garnish for a New Orleans Ice Tea. You could also add a sprig of mint for a fresh aroma that complements the drink's flavors, providing a visually appealing and flavorful addition.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I modify the New Orleans Ice Tea to make it sweeter or more sour?

Yes, you can easily customize the taste of your New Orleans Ice Tea. To make it sweeter, consider adding a splash of simple syrup or a bit more lemon-lime soda. To enhance sourness, a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice will do the trick. Adjust according to your preference.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a New Orleans Ice Tea compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 13.33%, the New Orleans Ice Tea sits in a moderate range compared to other cocktails. It’s stronger than light cocktails like the Aperol Spritz (around 11%) but less potent than a classic Long Island Ice Tea, which can exceed 20% alcohol content due to its mix of multiple spirits.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the New Orleans Ice Tea?

The New Orleans Ice Tea, with its refreshing and moderately strong profile, is perfect for summer gatherings, barbecues, and casual outdoor events. Its ease of preparation and crowd-pleasing taste make it a great choice for relaxed evenings or as a daytime drink at a brunch or picnic.

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