Another hard day at work in the wonderful heat and humidity of Louisiana. It's a shame that I work indoors and am still exposed to the elements for most of my day.... But there is a very minuscule amount of time outside of the work day that is commonly classified as "off" where I am exposed to the elements 100% of the time. Even now as I'm sitting in the comfort of my home with the air-condition running, I'm still craving something to satiate my body which has been drained of energy till this point.
Although I would not consider this an evening drink (something rich and sophisticated) the Devil's Tea is a common summer drink for me and a very interesting spin on your average Firefly or Jeremiah Weed cocktail.
3½oz Sweetened Iced Tea (I prefer Milo's but it's next to impossible to find outside the South.)
1½oz Cruzan no. 9 or Kraken Black Spiced Rum
Twist of Lemon
Mint Sprig, for garnish and flavor
This is another one of my favorite cocktails that it's flavor is mainly derived from the technique as opposed to the actual ingredients. You want to fill a rocks glass with ice, twist the lemon on top, add the tea then the rum, and gently stir with the mint sprig (leaves faced downward).
|You delicious bastard....|
See, not really difficult, and I can absolutely guarantee that it will put a smile on your face. The tart of the lemon, aroma of mint, zesty fun of the spiced rum, all bond together with deliciously sweet tea brings out the best in all of us.
Don't be afraid to make a big batch of it to take out to the beach or golfing or even to a family funeral. good times for everyone!