"In the last few years, this sweet gem has made the rounds on the golf circuit. Don’t sweat the sweet tea vodka. It’s as easy to make as a 2-inch putt. "
2 ounces simple syrup
¼ cup sugar
2 ounces sweet tea vodka
2 ounces ginger beer
1 lime (juice enough for a couple squeezes)
To get them wet, dunk each blackberry into the simple syrup, then roll in the sugar before spearing 3 of the big ones on golf tees or on the garnish stick of choice. Grab a chilled copper mug and pour in the sweet tea vodka, ginger beer, and two solid squeezes of lime. Top up with crushed ice, drop in the remaining 3 sugar-coated berries, and stir. More berries may be desired, or you can muddle a few in the simple syrup for more blackberry flavor.
For sweet tea vodka: Steep 10 black tea bags in a bottle of vodka for up to 12 hours, depending on how strong you desire. Or do a cup of vodka with 2 bags in about 20 minutes. Sweeten to taste with simple syrup. Bourbon works well as a sweet tea too.