It’s time for another installment of my Summer Happy Hour series, an 8 week series of drink recipes using fresh fruits. Fireball fans, I think you’ll like this one! Today’s recipe is for my Fireball Orange Sweet Tea. It’s sweet and citrus-y, with a kick of cinnamon. This recipe would be wonderful year round, maybe using hot tea in the winter? I’ll have to try this when it’s not 90 degrees outside 🙂
What you’ll need:
– Fireball whisky
– 2 (or more) Oranges
– Sweet/Unsweet tea
With fruit, I always err on the side of caution and buy more than I think I’ll need. It’s hard to say exactly how much juice you’ll get from each fruit. Plus, you can always make more drinks!
I tested this recipe with both sweetened and unsweetened tea. There wasn’t much difference between the two, because the orange juice is providing most of the sweetness in this recipe. I usually drink unsweetened tea and I liked both versions. You can use whatever you prefer and/or have readily available.
There’s nothing better than a nice cold glass of iced tea on a hot day, am I right? The freshly squeezed orange juice adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this tea which pairs perfectly with the cinnamon Fireball whisky. Yum! I enjoyed this so much that I might start adding some orange slices to my tea regularly 🙂
- 2 oranges
- 12 ounces tea sweet or unsweet
- 3 ounces fireball
Slice oranges in half. Reserve small slices to use as a garnish (optional). Juice oranges and strain to remove any pulp.
In a cocktail shaker or bowl, combine tea, juice from two oranges (about 4 ounces), and fireball. Shake or stir to combine.
Pour over ice and serve immediately.