|7½||cups warm water, divided|
|4||black tea bags|
|1||cup George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey|
|1||(12-ounce) can club soda or seltzer water, chilled|
|1||orange, sliced into wheels|
|1||lemon sliced into wheels|
In a small saucepan heat the sugar and 1 1/2 cups of water just until the sugar completely dissolves. Set aside to cool. In a large pitcher, combine the tea bags and the remaining 6 cups of water and steep until the tea is as strong as you like it: five minutes for a weaker tea and up to twenty minutes for a stronger brew. Remove and discard used tea bags. Add the cooled simple syrup and whiskey, and stir. Top with the cold club soda, and stir in the orange and lemon wheels. Fill the remainder of the pitcher with ice. Serve in tall glasses filled with ice. Enjoy! Recipe Notes I used the George Dickel 12 year here but if you want a little extra zing feel free to substitute the George Dickel Rye for a spicier sip.