Since there's really no better accessory than a cocktail in your hand, each week brings you a tasty adult beverage from one of our favorite drinking establishments, complete with recipe.
This week: The Absolut Boston Tea Party at ReBar.
Sweet tea lovers, stick to your Firefly. For those of us who were raised with the real stuff sans sugar bender, ReBar's Absolut Boston Tea Party is a Godsend -- a riff off the classic Arnold Palmer/John Daly we can actually enjoy.
Our "tea" arrives shockingly clear and cloudy, looking more like fresh squeezed lemonade, and we're wondering what happened to the half and half ratio. We may judge a book by its cover (if only a little), but it certainly won't make us turn down a cocktail.
(Recipe after the jump.)
Approx. 2 oz Absolut Boston
Juice from ½ a lemon
Dash of Sugar
Splash of Lemonade
Top with Soda, or Sprite for extra sweetness
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Add the vodka, lemon juice, sugar and splash of lemonade in a cocktail shaker. Add just enough ice to fill a low-ball glass. Shaker vigorously and pour into the low-ball glass. Top with soda water, or Sprite if you have a sweet tooth, and garnish with a lemon wheel.
"You can almost taste the [colonists'] resentment [of the British]." (Thank you Top Chef, for your very apt witticisms.) Absolut Boston is a black tea and elderflower infused vodka that has a subtle and semi-dry herbal black tea flavor to it. That slightly tart, slightly sweet balance, however, has us ready to jump in the harbor with them.
Good news: this is deliciously complex. Bad news: Absolut Boston's been discontinued, so stock up while you can. reBAR's owner assures us they've shored up half Absolut's remaining supply, which means at least a few more months of tea parties.
In other news, if you're looking to maintain your figure while also getting a buzz, reBAR has five "naked" drinks on the menu: booze, fresh fruit and no added sugar. Drop the Bud 55 and Miller 64 in favor of a Ciroc Naked Redberry Rapture.