Spiked Berry Half-and-Half

Rachel Tepper Paley

Photo credit: Martha Stewart

Hot and sweaty? We know you are. Tired as all get-out? Of course, it’s the end of the work week.

Never fear, alcoholic iced tea is here!

This spiked berry half-and-half is half iced tea, since you need help bringing your body temperature down to a balmy 98.6 degrees, and half vodka cocktail, because…

Do you really a need a reason?

Spiked Berry Half-and-Half
From  Martha Stewart
Serves 1

1 Lady Grey tea bag
1 cup sliced strawberries (about 7)
1 cup vodka
1/4 cup superfine sugar
1 cup fresh lemon juice (from 6 lemons)

In a small container, combine tea bag, strawberries, and vodka. Let steep 1 hour. Meanwhile, in a small pitcher, stir together sugar and lemon juice until sugar dissolves. Discard tea bag, add vodka mixture to pitcher, and stir together.

To serve, fill four rocks glasses with ice. Divide cocktail among glasses and top with seltzer.


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