Fall Cocktails: Tea Riot

Fall Cocktails: Tea Riot

Now that it’s September, it’s time to start thinking about fall entertaining. Because that’s what we all sit around and do, right? Spend the day pondering which aperitif to serve at our next perfect cocktail party. We ran out of toilet paper the other day and had it not been for a mini-pack of Kleenex within arms length of the John I would have pulled a Joan Wilder from the opening scene of Romancing the Stone and used the Post-It on my mirror listing SAT words that I want my kids to know (which was supposed to change each month but hasn’t since January). My lap top was also within reach (do not even try to pretend you’ve never brought your computer into the bathroom) and instead of googling “perfect cocktails for fall entertaining,” I put an Amazon Prime pantry box of Scott tissue together faster than Martha Stewart can assemble a glue gun. In the bathroom.

Go ahead and wipe those images from your head (no pun intended) and feast your eyes on the glorious cocktail below that will charm the pants of your guests this season. The simple syrup takes some prepping, so this is not a cocktail to make minutes before your friends arrive. But it’s crazy good and should be considered a front-runner for your before-Thanksgiving-dinner-drink.

Tea Riot


  • 4-5 ounces Prosecco
  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • 1 ounce tea simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
Read the whole recipe on This Girl Walks Into A Bar