Jalisco High Tea

Jalisco High Tea With Patron Tequila
Patron Tequila
Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
155 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 25mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Tequila and iced tea come together in a fantastic and simple cocktail from Patron Tequila. The Jalisco high tea recipe is filled with flavor and is a refreshing adult beverage for any occasion or party.

This iced tea cocktail includes a fantastic array of flavors. You have the slight oakiness of reposado tequila, the invigorating taste of lemon verbena tea, and a kiss of sweet cherries from an impressive Danish liqueur. When combined, these flavors are a delight on the palate. As an extra bonus, it's incredibly easy to mix up and can be transformed into a pitcher drink for a summer party.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour the tequila, cherry liqueur, lemon verbena tea, simple syrup, and lime juice. Fill with ice.

  3. Shake well.

  4. Strain over fresh ice into a highball glass.

  5. Serve and enjoy.

Make Lemon Verbena Tea

Lemon verbena tea is incredibly easy to make and the lemon flavor is invigorating and calming at the same time. It's also one of the best herbal teas (technically called a tisane) for a refreshing iced tea, which is why it works so well in this cocktail.

All you really need is the dried herb. It's an easy plant to grow in the garden and many stores stock it as a prepared tea bag or a loose-leaf tea as well.

The standard brewing time for lemon verbena is 5 to 7 minutes in near-boiling water. After straining the whole leaves or removing the tea bag, place it in the refrigerator to cool before mixing your drinks.


Lemon verbena can also be used in a tea blend and it's a fantastic way to add a lemony background to nearly any tea. Feel free to brew it along with your favorite green or black teas, it's lovely with lavender, and you'll find it makes a mint tea even more refreshing. Any of these variations can be mixed into the Jalisco high tea.

Recipe Variation

The Jalisco high tea is a fabulous option for a pitcher drink if you're hosting a small party. It's great for cookouts on the patio or a summer brunch and can be increased to as large of a batch as you need.

When doing so, consider ramping up the tea portion in relation to the other ingredients. Retaining equal portions of tea and tequila could have you pouring almost a full bottle of tequila.

For a 60-ounce pitcher, pour the following: 20 ounces (2 1/2 cups) tequila, 25 ounces (3 1/8 cups) lemon verbena tea, 2 1/2 ounces Cherry Heering, 5 ounces simple syrup, and 1 ounce lime juice. Adjust the liqueur, lime, and syrup to suit your taste. This should leave enough room to add ice right before you serve it.

If you want to turn it into a sparkling tea, simply add a little club soda or any other clear, lightly flavored soda to replace a portion of the tea. Five ounces would be a great place to begin.

How Strong Is a Jalisco High Tea?

The Jalisco high tea is a delightfully mild cocktail. On average, the alcohol content will be just 15 percent ABV (30 proof), and it will get lighter if you decide to add more tea. This is more in line with the average glass of wine, which is perfect for casual drinking and won't leave your guests tipsy.

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