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16 Boozy Recipes to Toast National Iced Tea Day

Now that the weather is warming up a bit, we are constantly daydreaming about laying by the pool with a cool drink in hand. And today being National Iced Tea Day has us craving that sweet sun lazing and sipping more than ever. That’s why we’re here with some of the best boozy, adult versions of our summertime favorite. So whether you’re planning a pool party, baby shower or just small backyard bbq with a few friends, these 16 boozy takes on this summer staple are just the thing to up your warm-weather cocktail game.


1. Jasmine Ginger Cooler: Alright — so this recipe isn’t exactly spiked. But! We’re sure that’s nothing a heavy hand holding a bottle of gin can’t take care of. Fresh out of jasmine tea? Green tea would work just as well. Once you’re done tackling this recipe, get that lounge chair out and relax. A glass of this stuff is sure to keep you cool all summer long. (via Brit + Co)

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2. Peach Basil Arnold Palmer: This cocktail is a creative twist on a classic. The peach adds an extra fruity kick, while the basil brings the perfect amount of unique and refreshing flavor. (via Shared Appetite)

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3. Moroccan Mojitos: This spiced drink is made with cardamom, orange liqueur and lemon juice along with the usual mojito components. Get ready for it to become your new fave summer sipper. (via Bojon Gourmet)

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4. Earl Grey Infused Gin Cocktail: Earl Grey isn’t just for breakfast, and this cocktail proves it. The floral notes in the tea pair perfectly with gin, especially when a little lemon juice is added to the mix. (via The Framed Table)

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5. Celebration Cake Iced Tea: Cake flavored vodka may not be the first thing to come to mind when mixing spirits with iced tea, but when paired with the right herbs — in this case, a rooibos-coconut blend — it makes for a dessert-like drink that is sweet without being overly sugary. (via Noshing With the Nolands)

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6. Long Island Iced Tea Fruit Pops: If your go-to drink at the bar is a Long Island, then you’re sure to enjoy cooling off by the pool with these Long Island Iced Tea Fruit Pops. (via Tablespoon)

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7. Hibiscus Highball: With notes of lemongrass, citrus, mint and tropical flowers, this would be the perfect tea cocktail to serve at your next pool party. (via The Mountain Rose)

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8. Raspberry Arnold Palmer: Keep it simple with a raspberry Arnold Palmer — just add a little whiskey and you’re good to go! (via Crazy for Crust)

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9. Mandarin Chai: Simply mix your favorite chai with a few teaspoons of fresh mandarin juice for a drink that is perfectly spicy and sweet. This is delicious served on its own or with a little vodka in the mix. (via Noshing With the Nolands)

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10. Vanilla Vodka Chai: We do love our iced chai lattes during summer. Add some vanilla vodka and amaretto liqueur for a cocktail that is just the right amount of creamy and nutty. (via My Life as a Mrs.)

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11. Iced Tea Mint Julep: Even though the Kentucky Derby has come and gone, Mint Juleps are still the bees knees for summertime sipping. Spiff it up a bit with some iced tea for your next happy hour at home. (via Brit + Co)

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12. Bourbon Peach Sweet Tea: Southerners know there is nothing better during these hot summer months than a refreshing glass of sweet tea. Here, the bourbon adds an extra punch to this cooling classic. (via Host the Toast)

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13. Tennessee Honey Peach Tea: Another delicious sweet peach tea recipe, but this time a little honey whiskey and a sprig of mint is here to keep it fresh. We’re picturing this being enjoyed on the porch swing this summer. (via BevMo)

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14. Chamomile Honey and Whiskey: Keep it light and refreshing by serving this chamomile honey and whiskey cocktail at your wedding. The fresh chamomile flowers as garnish add a charming and gorgeous touch. (via A Cozy Kitchen)

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15. Sweet Tea Vodka Lemonade Mojito: Quick and easy to make, this sweet tea vodka lemonade mojito is the perfect pairing for your summer backyard BBQs. (via Iowa Girl Eats)

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16. Vanilla Honey Iced Tea Lemonade: With a mix of vanilla bean, honey and lemonade topped with a sprig of mint, this drink is incredibly sweet and refreshing for summer weather. (via Cookie Monster Cooking)

Do you have a favorite iced tea recipe? Feel free to share it with us in the comments!

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*