Sunday, September 20, 2009

Triple Sec Iced Tea Recipe

Triple sec is one of those liquors that, unless you make a lot of margaritas, is going to sit in your liquor cabinet forever. In an effort to utilize this delicious but sometimes too distinctive alcohol, my boyfriend Matt came up with a drink he calls: “Tea Party Express”. Summer is iced tea season, and this recipe gives a little kick to an old time favorite. There’s no need to add sugar, as the Triple Sec provides sufficient sweetness.

Tea Party Express Recipe

  • 4 bags black tea
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 cup Triple Sec or Cointreau
  • ice
  • orange, for garnish

Place four tea bags in a pitcher, and cover with the boiling water. Let steep for about 15 minutes. Next, add the cold water, and let cool to room temperature. Add Triple Sec and stir to blend. Refrigerate until cold.

Serve in glass over ice, and garnish with an orange wedge.

Makes four large servings.


  1. Please note that the name "Tea Party Express" is NOT, I repeat: NOT related to the recent Conservative Movement against the Obama Administration.


    They must have gotten the idea from me. : )

    Obama <3

  2. I like the recipe. Im gonna try it, but the update made me laugh.