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Boston Tea Party

June 26th, 2013

Fourth of July Cocktail Recipe | Camille Styles

With the Fourth just around the corner (and temperatures reaching the triple digits this week in Texas), I’m in need of a little patriotism. Preferably, the ice cold sort. Thanks to those colonists getting unruly back in 1773, we got the start of a revolution, a bay full of tea, and one heck of a drink name. Sweet and refreshing, the “Boston Tea Party” is my official Independence Day beverage this year. Similar to a Long Island Iced Tea, this cocktail uses real iced tea instead of cola. It also derives interest and depth from it’s secret ingredient: Bittermen’s Boston Bittahs, “a peculiar combination of citrus and chamomile.” Careful with this one — it goes down easy and packs a lot of punch! Read below for instructions on brewing your own Uncle Sam-approved pitcher:

Fourth of July Cocktail Recipe | Camille Styles


  • iced tea bags
  • 5 tablespoons St-Germain (elderflower liqueur)
  • 1 1/2 cups white rum
  • 3/4 cup dry vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon Boston Bittahs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • lemons

Fourth of July Cocktail Recipe | Camille Styles


Combine the tea packets and vermouth in a pitcher and let steep for ten minutes. Add 3/4 cup water, rum, St-Germain, and bitters. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Pour into glasses filled with ice and garnish with a lemon wedge. Sit back and watch the fireworks!

Fourth of July Cocktail Recipe | Camille Styles

*This recipe was inspired by The Boston Tea Party recipe by Jim Mehaan on

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30 Comments under :: Boston Tea Party
  1. Perfect drink for the 4th here in Houuston!

  2. Perfect for Washington – definitely saving for all of our bipartisan functions!

  3. elizabeth says:

    as a Bostonian, I wholeheartedly approve this message.

  4. Laura says:

    Ahh I’m obsessed with St. Germain! I will have to try this over the weekend. Cheers!

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

      Give it a whirl, Laura! We love St. Germain — and the gorgeous bottle doesn’t hurt, either.

  5. Annabelle says:

    such a gorgeous photo shoot! everything about it shouts summertime.
    and the drink sounds positively refreshing.

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

      Thanks, Annabelle. It was so hot outside when we shot that, I definitely had one of those drinks afterwards!

  6. This looks incredibly delicious, Jenn! I’m always looking for new twists on classic recipes and this one is perfect & refreshing for summer! PS- it was such a pleasure meeting you at ALT last week… Hope you had a great rest of the weekend here in NYC! 😉

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

      So much fun meeting you, too, Katie! I definitely enjoyed the rest of my time in the city. That trip went by too fast. I need to make a habit of visiting at least once a year!

  7. Sarah says:

    Perfect for summer, and perfect for the 4th. Perfect for me, come to think of it!

  8. Libbynan says:

    What a refreshing drink for a hot, humid Arkansas weekend…. and I have all the ingredients! This will definitely be on the menu for Saturday’s party. Thanks!

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

      Wonderful, Libbynan! I’m impressed that you have the bitters. Even we had to go to the store for that. Hope your party is a great success on Saturday!

  9. Emily says:

    This sounds wonderful! Yummmm


  10. diane smith says:

    Thx. Jenn! Will have to try this out. Cheers!!!

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  14. Love the addition of the elderflower liqueur, this sounds like a perfect drink for celebrating!

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

      Yes, Carrie — this was my first introduction to elderflower. I can’t get over that St. Germain bottle. Now that’s what I call packaging.

  15. Tori says:

    I will definitely be trying this. I just discovered St. Germain for another new recipe and would love a reason to drink more of it :).

  16. ohhh this looks dangerous… in a good way!

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