Cocktails and traveling are two of my favorite things to enjoy. It's only natural that I would merge the two and create a cocktail inspired by every trip I take. This year I plan to take 12 trips and can't wait to see what all 12 cocktails turn out to be. So far I've taken 3 trips: New Orleans, St. Louis and Savannah. Of course, I like to give the low down of why I enjoyed every city and my favorite spots I went to on each trip but picking up and getting on a plane immediately isn't an option for most people. Driving to the store to grab ingredients to make a cocktail and plan or dream about a vacation is slightly more achievable.
If that's not how you plan your vacations then I might suggest you up your game. Plus, it's just more fun this way. While Savannah is a place I consider home it was actually quite difficult to decide which recipe I wanted to mixplore for the blog. I debated between a Jameson cocktail since it's a town that loves its Irish heritage. I thought maybe a peach cocktail since Georgia is known for its peaches, but that ultimately felt like more of an Atlanta trait. And I do hope to make it to Atlanta this year so I didn't want to use that up. Savannah is a drinking town and I thought maybe Jameson isn't my best bet but why can't a more approachable whiskey be the star? As I started to recount my time(s) in Savannah I couldn't help but shake the thought that the Savannah Bee Company is always one of my favorite places to stop in for my honey fix. But it couldn't be a lemonade cocktail because I already had the Honey Lemonade sangria recipe lined up for the blog. Then I had my 'Aha' moment. Sweet tea, duh. Since I'm not a huge sweet tea drinker I picked up a bottle of unsweet tea but either will do the trick! The great thing about cocktails is that you can always tweak the recipe to be something you enjoy.
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1.5 oz whiskey
6 oz of sweet tea
Pour whiskey into a glass with ice and top with sweet tea. Stir with honey spoon. You can also make this in a pitcher to easily serve multiple guests at once. Just give everyone their own honey spoon.