Rosa Mae, a sweet-tea cocktail from the Patterson House (Nashville)
- 1 cup London dry gin, preferably Gordon’s
- 1 orange pekoe or black tea bag
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 6 tablespoons Licor 43
- Soda water
- 4 lime wedges
- Fee Brothers Old Fashion Bitters
Combine gin and tea bag in a 2-cup measuring cup. Let steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bag. Stir honey and 1 1/2 teaspoons. water in a small bowl and add to tea-infused gin. Mix in lime juice and Licor 43.
Fill 2 Collins glasses with ice cubes. Pour half of mixture into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously 20 times; strain into prepared glasses, dividing equally. Top each with a splash of soda water. Discard ice in shaker and repeat to make 2 more cocktails. Garnish each drink with a lime wedge and add a dash of bitters.