Cocktail of the Week

Todd English’s bourbon tea brings back memories

Sabrina Chapman

Leave it to chef Todd English to master a cocktail that’s sugar, spice and everything nice with a touch of hotness ... just the way Vegas likes it. At Todd English P.U.B. in Crystals he presents Todd’s Sssweet Tea ($15).

Although most associate English with the East Coast, the three-time James Beard Award winner spent his early childhood in Georgia, the motherland of sweet tea. “There’s definitely nostalgia of hot summers in the South in this cocktail. Reminds me of mom’s sun-kissed sweet tea with a lil’ kick to it. And the spice of the Red Stag really brings out the flavors in food.”

So shake up a batch at home to kick back and cool down, or head to the P.U.B. and pair this refreshing libation with savory chicken wings and home-style BBQ.

Todd’s Sssweet Tea


1 1/2 oz. Red Stag Cinnamon Bourbon

2 oz. iced tea

2 lemon wedges

1/4 oz. simple syrup

1/2 oz. soda water


Fill shaker with ice, Red Stag, simple syrup and iced tea. Squeeze lemons into shaker. Shake. Pour into Mason jar glass. Top with soda water.


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