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Spice Up Your Summer with an Iced Tea Cocktail

Sit back, relax and enjoy the summer with these 3 iced tea cocktail recipes.

Transport yourself to southern climates with a traditional iced tea or add a splash of something stronger to create the perfect afternoon or evening pick-me-up.

These cocktails will bring a shot of summer to your life, even during colder months, and unseasonable cold-spells.

1. Bourbon-Whiskey Iced Tea

This cocktail uses a French press and so might be a little more complicated than your typical recipe. Find the full recipe here and remember that you can substitute the lemon and mint with a syrup if you prefer.

2. Lemon-Mint Iced Tea

Lemon, mint and rum – what more could you ask for from a refreshing, summer’s day drink?

Ingredients:

· 2 quarts boiling water

· 8 Earl Grey Tea Bags

· 2 cups fresh mint leaves, packed (plus more for garnish)

· ½ cup fresh lemon juice

· ½ cup sugar

· 1 cup good quality rum (I always use Mount Gay)…or more, depending on your tastes/partying habits

For garnish (optional):

· Fresh mint sprigs

· 1 lemon, thinly sliced and seeds removed

Instructions:

1. Remove the tags from the tea bags and tie them all together. (My mom taught me this trick.)

2. Boil 2 quarts water in a kettle or a pot. When boiling, remove from the heat and add the tea bags and the fresh mint leaves. Cover and allow to steep for at least 20 minutes. If you have the time, let it steep for up to an hour. The longer the tea bags and mint can steep, the better. Duh.

3. While your tea is steeping, heat sugar and fresh lemon juice until the sugar dissolves and the liquid becomes clear. Set aside.

4. Once the tea is steeped, strain it into a large pitcher, discarding the mint and tea bags. Mix in the lemon simple syrup and refrigerate until cool.

5. When your iced tea is cool, add some fresh mint and lemon slices to the pitcher if you like. You can now pour the rum into the pitcher OR you can add rum to individual cocktails. Serve your iced tea over ice. Garnish with a lemon slice or two and a sprig of fresh mint for flair.

Check out the full recipe here.

3. Raspberry Sweet Tea Cocktail

This sweet, British countryside inspired cocktail is easy to make and utterly refreshing. Simply substitute the first ingredient for our raspberry routin syrup when making your iced tea.

Follow this link to the full recipe.

Shop our full range of iced tea syrups to help create your perfect iced tea cocktail!

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