Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Rose Sisters' Special Ice Tea Recipe

Spring time is here! The flowers are blooming on Main Street in Keeneston. The horses are romping in the pastures, and the Derby hats are flying off the shelf at Southern Charms. Picnics, family get-togethers, friends grilling out, and the Kentucky Derby all have one thing in common: they are perfect for the Rose Sister's Special Ice Tea!  So, break out your favorite bourbon (Woodford Reserve & Marker's Mark are two of Kentucky's favorites) and make the Rose Sister's Special Ice Tea for your party! Here is the recipe:

In a one gallon pitcher mix 2 cups of unsweetened ice tea.
Add 1 cup sugar and stir.
Mix in 1 12 oz. can frozen orange juice and 1 12 oz can frozen limeade.  Stir until blended.
Pour in 1 750 ml bottle of your choice of Kentucky Bourbon and 7 cups of water.
Mix well and refrigerate until time to serve.


  1. I'm not a Bourbon drinker, so I'm not sure about this recipe -- if I'll like it. Please somebody make it and tell me if the Bourbon is really strong. I'm thinking the orange juice and limeade make it much smoother. It really sound delicious though.

  2. A couple of friends and I tried this recipe, it was a little strong but none of us are Bourbon drinkers. After the first couple of sips it goes down smoother. I thought it was good!

  3. I'm pretty sure its a strong drink, but it's always referred to as being breathtakingly strong, right?

  4. I am going to make this ... thank you so much

  5. Well, personally I'm going to make it with vodka...probably citrus makes everything better!

  6. Cant wait to try this!! :) so excited for this recipe!!

  7. Would that be brewed tea or instant? Thanks!

    1. I use the brewed ice teas... Lipton has some that I've used before.

  8. Sounds like something to try for Superbowl Sunday! I'll be entertaining at home, so I don't have to worry about driving any place after I've enjoyed a glass ... or three ... of the "Special Ice Tea"! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  9. sounds like something I'll have to make this summer when up at the lake with friends :)