When I think of summertime drinks and barbeques, what comes to mind is Iced Tea and Lemonade. Both light and refreshing, these all time favorites make excellent ingredients to incorporate into your summer cocktails. A great new recipe to try at your upcoming Fourth of July party is American Honey’s LiberTea. The recipe is simple, the drink is sweet and refreshing, you can make as many pitchers as you like ahead of time, and would be the perfect compliment to your party. Even if you are not having a party, this drink is a sweet way to end your day or start your evening out on the town with friends. Make yourself a pitcher, sit back on that porch swing and relax with a glass today!

The LiberTea

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Yield: 1 pitcher


  • 4 c water
  • 4 c lemonade
  • 4 tea bags (black tea preferred)
  • 1 c fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 c Wild Turkey bourbon
  • 1/2 c American Honey whiskey

In a large saucepan, boil 2 c water, remove from heat and add 4 tea bags. Steep for 8 minutes, then discard teabags. Allow to cool (this portion can be done ahead of time). Add 2 c cool water and lemonade. Transfer to pitcher and chill. Add basil leaves. Using a wooden spoon, crush basil until fragrant. Stir in Wild Turkey bourbon and American Honey whiskey. Serve over ice.