Developed by: Gail Simmons, judge on BRAVO’s “Top Chef” and Food & Wine magazine contributor

Ingredients

Lemon Ginger “Tulep"

  • 3 Tablespoon ginger simple syrup
  • 6 to 8 Fresh mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
  • Ice
  • 1 Cup Lemon Pure Leaf Iced Tea
  • Cold club soda
  • Candied ginger, for garnish

Ginger Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 Cup Fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup water

Preparation

Step 1: Virgin Lemon Ginger “Tulep"

In an old fashioned glass, muddle ginger simple syrup with mint leaves. Add ice and Lemon Pure Leaf Iced Tea; stir well. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with a slice of candied ginger and a sprig of mint.

Cocktail Lemon Ginger “Tulep"

To make a cocktail: Add 1.5 ounces overproof Kentucky bourbon before adding the tea.

Ginger Simple Syrup

In a saucepan, combine the ginger, sugar, and water and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove the pan from the heat and then set aside to cool. Strain the syrup and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to one week.