I've never been a big fan of 'Wednesday'.
That mid-week hump seems to hit me like a ton of bricks, especially during the summer when all I can think about are the sweet sounds of the weekend. I will do just about anything to add a little something, a sparkle or two, to a day that I would otherwise push the fast forward button on. This week that little 'sparkle' happens to come in the form of a refreshing cocktail with just a touch of vanilla sweetness and a whole lot of kick!
With little ones still in the house, enjoying a cocktail in the middle of the afternoon is usually not an option (I save my imbibing for the evening hours!) but can you not picture a couple of Southern lovelies, lounging on the porch during the height of the afternoon heat, cooling themselves off with a frosty glass filled to the brim with a little Tennessee Tea?!
Cheers y'all!

Tennessee Tea

150ml Jack Daniels
50ml Cointreau
60ml Lemon juice (about ½ lemon squeezed)
Top with 740ml coke
(makes one full pitcher)

Fill a pitcher ¾ full of cubed ice. Add all the ingredients and stir well.
Garnish with lemon wedges.


  1. That looks and sounds dangerously yummy. The perfect pick me up...or knock me down depending on the quantity.
    Thanks for the recipe!!

  2. JC,
    I kept the 'quantity' to a minimum last night but it still did the trick!!