Old Smoky Blackberry Tea


We are heading back to the moonshine. This time, we get to combine what is unique about the state of Tennessee by heading back to the prohibition era once again and what is unique about the south in general.

Moonshine and tea. Combining the rough and tough part of the south with the sophistication of the south. Doesn’t get much better than that, right?

So, onto the Ole Smoky Blackberry Tea. Obviously, this is an Ole Smoky Blackberry Moonshine based drink, coming right out of the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg.

Information on it can be found here, and this is the recipe:

Old Smoky Blackberry Tea

1 part Ole Smoky Blackberry Moonshine

1 part sweetened or unsweetened tea

Lemon wheel and/or fresh mint for decoration on top of the cup

Now, you can do sweetened or unsweetened, but obviously, the southern part has to make it sweet tea. This is as Tennessee as it gets.

It has the Smoky Mountains reference in here, which is also a reference to our mascot, Smoky.    You could sell it in jars with a picture of Smoky on it if you wanted to.


With the same amount of moonshine as tea, this will obviously be a strong drink, so be incredibly careful. One solo cup of this will have you gone. But a small glass could be the perfect amount for a Tennessee game.

So soak up the sun in East Tennessee, enjoy those Smoky Mountains, maybe go camping the night before a game, and listen to “Rocky Top” in the morning. That will get you in the mood for an Ole Smoky Blackberry Tea.

Author: Vikki

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