Darjeeling Unlimited

This refreshing tea-and-bourbon cocktail is a perfect summertime cooler. A pinch of salt helps enhance the tea's savory flavors.


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  • Servings: Makes 1 drink

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  • Ice
  • 1/2 cup cold brewed Darjeeling tea
  • 3 ounces bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup (see Note)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Lemon twist, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. In an ice-filled shaker, combine the tea, bourbon, simple syrup, lemon juice and salt. Shake well. Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass, garnish with the lemon twist and serve.


To make simple syrup, combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar with 1/2 cup of water and simmer over moderate heat, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Let cool. The simple syrup can be refrigerated in a covered jar for up to 1 month.

Contributed By Published November 2011

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