Prep Time
14 Mins
Other Time
1 Hour
Makes 11 cups

Charleston parties were once known for their vats of potent tea-based concoctions like this one. Use rye whiskey, Irish whiskey, or brandy for the whiskey in the ingredient list.

How to Make It

Step 1

Pour boiling water over tea bags; cover and steep 4 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags. Stir in 1/2 cup sugar until dissolved, adding additional sugar (up to 1/2 cup) if desired. Combine tea, whiskey, and next 3 ingredients in a pitcher. Cover and chill 1 to 4 hours. Stir in seltzer water. Serve over ice.

Step 2

Note: We tested with Triple Sec orange liqueur.

Adapted from Charleston Receipts

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