In August, when it’s 100 degrees and 100% humidity in Charleston, all you crave is a long, tall cool one. Here’s a Charleston-inspired cocktail we’re calling “Holy City High Tea.” Perfect for late afternoon sipping in the light breeze of a Charleston Single House.

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  • 1.5 oz Scotch (we like Glenlivet)
  • 1.5 oz Vodka (we like High Wire Hometown Vodka)
  • 3 oz brewed Oliver Pluff Jasmine Tea
  • 1.5 oz Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Sweet Tea Syrup
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • lemon zest

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Brew tea. To cool, set in freezer for 5-10 minutes while preparing other ingredients.

To the base of a chilled cocktail shaker add ice, scotch, vodka, jasmine tea, juice of 1/2 lemon, lemon zest, and sweet tea syrup. Shake 25-30 times and strain into a vintage iced tea glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel. Bon Appétit!

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