Tenessea Tea
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Tenessea Tea
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.95 / 5
The Tenessea Tea is a mixed drink that boldly captures the spirited flavors of American Southern hospitality. It combines the warmth and complexity of whiskey with the citrus sweetness of ... more The Tenessea Tea is a mixed drink that boldly captures the spirited flavors of American Southern hospitality. It combines the warmth and complexity of whiskey with the citrus sweetness of triple sec. Complemented by the distinctive caramel notes of cola and the tangy freshness of sour mix, this cocktail offers a well-rounded taste experience. Typically served in a whiskey glass, the Tenessea Tea is a variation on the classic Long Island Iced Tea, It's a chilled, refreshing option that provides a smooth, diverse combination of flavors, making it an appealing choice for those who enjoy a nuanced, whiskey-based cocktail.
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24% | 3.6 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Tenessea Tea creatively spins the classic Long Island Iced Tea recipe into a Southern delight with its inclusion of whiskey and cola. The citrus punch from the sour mix and triple sec gives it a refreshing edge, making it a versatile option for those who appreciate a boozy, flavorful tea.

Method
How to make a Tenessea Tea

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a shaker full of ice and shake well, then serve over ice
~ Different flavours of whisky can make the tea even better. My favourite so far is a Peach Bird Dog whisky, really compliments the flavours very well. ~

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake the Tenessea Tea cocktail?

To properly shake the Tenessea Tea, add the whiskey, triple sec, cola, and sour mix into a shaker filled with ice. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This ensures the ingredients are well mixed and chilled before serving. Strain the mixture into a whiskey glass.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Tenessea Tea?

The Tenessea Tea is best served in a whisky glass, as recommended. For an optimal experience, serve it chilled with a few ice cubes in the glass to keep it cold without diluting the flavor too quickly. Optionally, a slice of lemon or lime can be added as garnish for a touch of freshness.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Tenessea Tea compare to standard cocktails?

The Tenessea Tea has an alcohol content of 24%, which is slightly higher than the average for mixed drinks, which typically range from 10% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes it a stronger option, suited for those who prefer a more potent cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of whiskey in the Tenessea Tea?

Yes, while the recipe calls for whiskey, you have the flexibility to substitute it with a different type of whiskey based on personal preference. Whether it's rye, bourbon, or a Scotch, each will impart a unique flavor profile to the Tenessea Tea, allowing for customization.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any popular variations of the Tenessea Tea for those who like to experiment?

For those looking to experiment with the Tenessea Tea, consider varying the sour mix by making your own with fresh citrus juice and simple syrup for a fresher taste. Another variation involves adding a splash of ginger beer instead of cola for a spicier kick. These customizations can add a unique twist to the classic recipe.

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