This Ranch Tea Cocktail is absolutely delicious! Made with Bently Heritage Source One Vodka, fresh tea, honey syrup and lemon juice with basil leaves it is refreshing and so smooth.
Source One Vodka Ranch Tea
Bently Heritage Estate Distillery is located in Minden, Nevada about 45 minutes from Reno. We had the opportunity to visit the distillery and try a few cocktails during our epic trip to Reno in December when we participated in the Reno Santa Pub Crawl.
Yes, this is the event I wore a dress with kittens wearing Santa hats on it. Because why not.
We decided to make the drive down to Bently Heritage after hearing rave reviews about their Source One Vodka and Juniper Grove Gin. You know I am always up for visiting a craft distillery and trying craft cocktails.
The drive from Reno to Minden is gorgeous with beautiful mountain views along the way.
When you pull into Bently Heritage the first thing you see are the classic cars. We learned during our visit that they actually rotate the cars so you never know what will be out front when you arrive.
The tasting room and tours are located in the historic 1906 Minden Flour Mill. This mill used to be one of the largest flour mills in the state of Nevada.
When the Bently family decided to update the building to become the estate distillery they worked closely with the Nevada Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service to follow their guidelines for historic preservation.
They worked hard to use as many of the original materials they could as they created their dream distillery. When you visit the distillery you can feel the love and care that went into the building.
When you enter the tasting room and look up the first thing you see if the La Beaute Verde, Swarovski crystal chandelier handmade in Italy.
Check out this video on Bently Heritage's Instagram page to see what it took to get this gorgeous chandelier in place.
Bently Heritage Source One Vodka
Bently Heritage's Source One Vodka is a single-estate vodka that is distilled from 100% grains that are grown on Bently's Ranch in Minden, Nevada.
The water used for the Source One Vodka comes from the historic Well One which is fed by the high Sierra Snowmelt and only used for the distillery.
Bently Heritage realized that a blend of oats and grains led to a classic vodka experience.
They produce the Source One Vodka in small batches which are finished in copper pot stills.
A 750ml bottle of Source One Single Estate Vodka is 40% alcohol by volume.
This ranch tea cocktail uses Source One Vodka with black tea, honey syrup, and lemon juice.
- Basil leaves
- Bently Heritage Source One Vodka
- Honey syrup
- Lemon juice
- Freshly brewed tea
How to make Honey Syrup
Heat 1 cup of honey mixed with ⅓ cup of water and mix well.
OXO angled jiggers - these are our go-to measuring tools for cocktails.
Ice Cube maker - This ice cube maker produces the most amazing cubes of ice perfect for cocktails. It easily fits in the freezer and you can make up to 3 trays of round ball ice at a time.
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Please remember that this Ranch Tea is meant for adults 21 and over.
Source One Vodka Ranch Tea Recipe
- Muddle basil leaves in the bottom of a tumbler.
- Add Source One Vodka, honey, and lemon juice then shake.
- Pour over ice and top with tea or serve hot.
- *Honey syrup: Heat 1 cup of honey mixed with ⅓ cup of water and mix well
We were in Reno on a sponsored trip with the Reno Visitors Bureau. All opinions expressed are our own and we love it in Reno!