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Blume Honey Water Hard Iced Tea

The following post was made in collaboration with Lauren Schulte of @TheBiteSizePantry and Blume Honey Water. Product was provided by Blume Honey Water and recipe development and photography were provided courtesy of Lauren Schulte. 

Blume Honey Water is a delicious and nutritious beverage that doubles as a source of sweet hydration and a mixer for refreshing summer cocktails!

Hard Iced Tea

For this refreshing mixed drink I used Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey and Blume’s delicious, certified organic Ginger Zest Honey Water. The slight peppery taste of the ginger in the water plays really nicely off of the bite from the whiskey. Add a bit more sweetness with Heinen’s clover honey and a squeeze of fresh lemon and you’ve got yourself some of the sweetest sweet tea on this side of the Ohio River Valley.

Blume Honey Water Hard Iced Tea
Blume Honey Water Hard Iced Tea

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey
  • 6 oz. of Blume Ginger Zest Honey Water
  • 1 Tbsp. of Heinen’s clover honey
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • Zest of ½ a lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. of white sugar

Instructions

  1. To make the lemon sugar rim, zest ½ of a lemon and mix it in with the white sugar. Spread it out on a plate or in a shallow bowl. Slice the lemon in half and run it around the rim of your glass, then dip and twist the rim of the glass in the lemon sugar.
  2. Add the whiskey, lemon juice and honey to your shaker or glass. Shake well, about 30 seconds. Pour over fresh ice and add the Blume water. Top with more ice if necessary.

Hard Iced Tea

Heinen's logo in black
By Heinen's Grocery Store
In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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