Re-Up BBQ's Governor’s Mansion peach tea punch

A refreshing cocktail to help usher in the warmth and sunshine

Peach tea punch photo by Lindsay Elliott.
Peach tea punch photo by Lindsay Elliott.

Maybe the weather this past weekend didn't allow for a picturesque Easter egg hunt with kids running around on lush rolling hills at the park, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy a summery and boozy drink on the patio. Michael Kaisaris at Re-Up BBQ in B.C. shares his recipe for a peach tea punch with bourbon that will make you feel like you're partying at the horse races.

2 cups water
2 orange pekoe tea bags
1 cup loosely packed mint leaves
2 cups peach nectar
1/2 can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/4 cup simple syrup
2 cups ginger ale
2 cups club soda
2 cups Bourbon

Bring the water to a rolling boil. Add the tea bags and mint leaves, and let steep for 2 minutes. Chill.

Add the peach nectar, lemonade concentrate, simple syrup and ginger ale. Dilute with club soda to taste.

To serve, place the mixture in a punch bowl or spigoted beverage dispenser. Fill a tall glass with ice, add 1/4 cup of bourbon, and top with the peach tea.

Garnish with peach slices and mint.

8 servings