17 Boozy Iced Tea Cocktail Recipes To Quench Your Summer Thirst
Summer is in full swing, and we’re already expecting some scorchin’ temps. To beat the heat this weekend, we’re planning nothing more ambitious than to break out the spiked sweet tea and kick back on the porch swing with a good book. Any iced tea recipe can become something special when you throw in some fruits of summer: peaches, berries, oranges, lemons or limes. Some muddled herb like basil or mint will also add a nice flavor. Then just add a glug of booze to the pitcher for a thirst-quenching iced tea cocktail. Whether you favor green tea, black tea or a flower-infused blend like Earl Grey, there’s a liquor to go with every single one. Scroll on for 17 booze-infused iced tea cocktails that are sure to hit the spot.
What kind of alcohol goes with tea?
There are plenty of drink combinations you can play with. Vodka, gin, bourbon, and rum are all good options for a boozy iced tea, but feel free to make a few different versions to figure out what kind you like the best.
What alcohol is in Arnold Palmer spiked?
A spiked Arnold Palmer features vodka in addition to the usual iced tea and lemonade. All three beverages are bright and clear, which makes them the perfect matches for each other! Keep reading to see some other delicious iced tea cocktail ideas.
What are some hot tea alcohol drinks?
A famous drink featuring hot tea is called a hot toddy, and it has flavors of lemon and honey. It's great for when the weather gets chilly, or if you prefer hot tea to cold tea.
These Iced Tea Cocktails Are Perfect For Summer
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This drink combines all the delicious flavors of a sugary sweet mojito with the tang of green tea and a spike of rum. Bonus: Green tea is healthy! (via Kirby’s Cravings)
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The combination of sweet tea and tart lemonade mixed with muddled fresh lemon juice and fresh mint is craaaaazy good. You barely taste the vodka, but you’ll definitely feel the zing. (via Iowa Girl Eats)
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The best part about this recipe (aside from the flavors of peach, mint, and bourbon) is that the pitcher is great for a whole group! Summer get togethers, bachelorette parties, and Sunday brunches just got a whole lot sweeter. (via Half Baked Harvest)
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This iced tea cocktail calls for pantry staples you probably have on hand. Orange Pekoe tea, honey, vodka, and ginger ale combine to make a perfect summer cooler. (via Home to Heather)
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This iced tea cocktail is a summer classic that is great for both cookouts and relaxing days on your porch. The orange juice, lime juice, and lemon juice taste extra good if you squeeze them yourself! (via Crowded Kitchen)
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This rum-infused tea looks so sophisticated, but it’s super easy to pull off. Muddle the blackberries and mint in simple syrup, add rum and tea, and shake until stirred. (via Paper & Stitch)
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Take a classic Arnold Palmer of one part iced tea and one part lemonade, and then add a touch of pomegranate-infused vodka and imported tequila. It’s refreshingly sweet and tart, and the ruby red color looks like a celebration in a glass. (via Foxes Love Lemons)
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This one’s perfect for that bumper crop of peaches you’ll be hoarding. When the syrupy sweetness of fresh bruised peach is hit with a jolt of Wild Turkey, deliciousness ensues. (via Almond to Zest)
You Won't Be Able To Get Enough Of These Iced Tea Cocktails
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Imagine yourself sitting under a cool summer night’s sky with small strings of twinkling lights above you. In your hand is a humble mason jar, sweating with ice and filled with this luscious concoction of sun tea spiked with pomegranate liqueur and vodka. Consider this summer in a glass. (via A Cedar Spoon)
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This make-ahead tea can be chilling in the fridge until guests arrive. Pour out spiked tea into individual glasses and garnish with blood orange slices and a sprig of thyme. (via The Hungry Australian)
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Porch punch is the classic iced tea cocktail recipe. This version starts with scratch-made simple syrup, orange flower water and orange bitters. It’s the real deal for the staunch bourbon drinker. (via Imbibe Magazine)
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Agave tames the green tea tannins in this refreshing drink. Mix in mojito classics like mint, lime and rum, and top it off with sparkling water for a refreshing cooler. (via It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken)
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The clear, bright flavor of the vodka pairs perfectly with this berry tea. You'll want to make sure your tea bags steep for at least five minutes (if not more) so that your drink is as strong as possible! (via Amanda Wilens)
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This tall, refreshing tea could not be simpler. Add equal parts peach tea and lemonade, a spike of vodka and some fresh fruit garnish, and you’re good to go. (via Real Housemoms)
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With flavors of orange and hibiscus, this iced tea cocktail is the perfect summer sip. Plus, it's got a bright color that looks as good as it tastes! (via Tito's Handmade Vodka)
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This tea is just brimming with fresh peaches and lemons. It’s like an Arnold Palmer, but with a bit of sass. One sip will make you feel like you’re kicking back on the porch, even when you’re not. (via The Comfort of Cooking)
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