When a bottle of this arrives on your doorstep, you thank the blogging gods:
When you bring a bottle of this back to Aspen to enjoy a little taste of Texas, you get nostalgic for 100-degree days. Only for a moment.
Graham’s Texas Tea. My favorite sweet tea vodka yet–it actually tastes like good southern tea!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
When you combine the rum (yep, I went back to the rum) with some jalapenos, agave, lime, and club soda, you get this:
I call it a rum rita, the people at Treaty Oak fancy it a Texas take on a traditional daiquiri… I don’t really care what you call it, it’s damn good!
Here’s the recipe:
2 oz Treaty Oak Platinum Rum
1 oz agave nectar*
1 oz fresh lime juice
3 fresh jalapeno slices**
3 oz club soda
Shake first three ingredients with two of the jalapeno slices. Strain over ice, top with club soda and garnish with remaining jalapeno slice.
*I don’t like agave, so I just omitted it. It’s clearly less sweet but I think it still works and is still refreshing.
**Don’t be tempted to get all big Tex on the recipe and think you can handle more heat. I LOVE spice and this was PERFECT. Others complained it was too spicy (wimps). In any case, start slow and build the heat if you need to.
Treaty Oak Rum is available all over Austin and most of Central Texas. The Texas Tea is just now available at Spec’s, Twin Liquors AND Western Beverages – it launched this summer so follow the facebook and twitter accounts for drink specials around town, events, promotions, recipes, and more!