Elevenses

Elevenses cocktail with Irish whiskey, Irish breakfast tea, lemon juice, and raspberry preserves

Elevenses is a mid-morning snack time common to many cultures. In most, it’s used to munch on crackers or cheese and to sip on tea – but in some parts of the US and in Ireland in the 19th century, elevenses meant it was time for a nip of whiskey!

This drink is from the website of Tullamore D.E.W., a brand of Irish whiskey. Their recipe calls for Irish breakfast tea specifically, which can be difficult to find. It’s not too different from the more common English breakfast tea, although it is a little more malty and smoky thanks to its higher ratio of Assam tea. If all you have is a plain black tea, it’ll still be a lovely drink, albeit with a little less personality.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled tall glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or lemon wheel.

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