Sorghum is often used like maple syrup, and can add a deeper, molasses-like influence to recipes like this sweet southern sorghum iced tea with citrus.
6 cups water
4 black tea bags
¾ cup sorghum syrup
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup bourbon (optional)
Juice of 1 orange
1 orange, washed and sliced
Mint to garnish
Boil the water. Remove from the heat, add the tea bags and steep for 5 minutes.
Remove the tea bags and stir in the sorghum syrup and sugar. Pour into a pitcher and refrigerate until cold.
Stir in the bourbon, if using, and orange juice. Add sliced oranges to pitcher.
Serve over ice with mint to garnish.