Nice Horse's Hot Mess Iced Tea cocktail

Sip this fun drink, inspired by country rockers Nice Horse, all summer long

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Hot mess:

[hät-mes]   noun

A person or thing that is spectacularly unsuccessful or disordered, especially one that is a source of peculiar fascination.

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Taking some inspiration from the classic Long Island Iced Tea cocktail, Nice Horse's latest single "Hot Mess", and the definition of the term itself, we've created a delicious cocktail--with actual tea in it--that is summer party ready. The great thing about this iced tea recipe is that it is easily be multiplied, meaning, you can make a pitcher and keep it cool in the fridge until you're ready to pour.

Hot Mess Iced Tea

1/2 oz. Empress 1908 gin
1/2 oz. Campari
1/2 oz. Tequila El Espolón blanco
1/2 oz. Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
3 oz. brewed and chilled Earl Grey tea
4 to 6 oz. cola, enough to top
1 strip lemon peel

Build first 6 ingredients in a Rocks or Collins glass filled with ice. Top with cola, stir, garnish with a lemon peel and serve.
(Note: if batch-mixing this cocktail, do not add ice, cola or lemon peel until ready to serve.)

Watch: Nice Horse's "Hot Mess" official music video featuring Trixie Mattel and Jezebel Bardot

1 cocktail
Prep Time:
2 minutes