With Christmas this weekend (!!!!), I wanted to take my annual blog break with a little holiday treat perfect for your Christmas or New Years Eve parties: Cherry Bourbon Sweet Tea Floats. Want the scoop on this boozy treat? I'm so glad you asked.
I have to admit it: I am usually not a bourbon/whiskey drinker, but we always have it in the house because my husband loves Manhattans. I'm also regularly jealous of the gourmet cherries he gets in his cocktails when we go out to dinner. When I was dreaming-up the perfect Southern cocktail for the week's festivities, I immediately thought of combining the South's best elixirs: bourbon and sweet tea.
This cocktail calls for my favorite sweet tea, Southern Breeze Sweet Tea, whatever bourbon (or whiskey) you have on hand, and a few scoops of cherry vanilla ice cream. Put these cocktails in fun mason jars or pretty them up in your favorite cocktail glasses. Don't forget to add a sparkly drink stirrer and give your guests a straw, too. These are a little too thick to sip strawless.
What I love about this cocktail is that it's perfect for all tastebuds, and you can easily leave out the bourbon for kids or other non-drinkers. Like I say, a family that sips together, stays together. Have an absolutely wonderful Christmas and New Years! I'll see you in 2017! Cheers!
Cherry Bourbon Sweet Tea Floats
You will need:
- 3 scoops cherry vanilla ice cream, softened (I used Haagen Dazs)
- .75 oz of bourbon (use a full shot for someone who likes a stiff drink)
- 4 oz Southern Breeze Sweet Tea, original
Add three scoops of cherry vanilla ice cream to an empty mason jar. Add bourbon and top with sweet tea. Serve with a festive drink stirrer and a straw. Enjoy!