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Blood Orange Punch

Serves 12. Recipe is by Adam Seger.

1 quart brewed Rare Tea Cellar Blood Orange Pu-ehr Tea

½ cup each Boyd & Blair Vodka, Balsam American Amaro, Maple Syrup and fresh lemon juice

Satsuma-flavored soda

Finely diced seedless watermelon

Basil

1. Mix tea, vodka, amaro, maple syrup and lemon juice and pour into glasses over ice.

2. Top with a splash of Satsuma soda and garnish with finely diced seedless watermelon and basil, which has been slapped to bring out the flavor.