4 Refreshing Spiked Iced Tea Recipes

It's time to embrace the sunshine, relax by the pool, and sip your way through these amazing spiked iced teas.

4 Refreshing Spiked Iced Tea Recipes

Summer is here, and it's time to kick back, relax, and embrace the sunshine with open arms.

And what better way to beat the heat and elevate your summer experience than with some creatively spiked iced tea recipes?

Imagine the coolness of your favorite iced tea combined with the subtle kick of your preferred spirits, forming a harmonious symphony of flavors that will leave you refreshed, content, and perhaps even a tad bit giddy!

So without further ado, let's dive into these refreshing concoctions.

1. Peachy Bourbon Sweet Tea

Peachy Bourbon Sweet Tea
Picture credit - Hannah Guinness


  • 4 cups of strong black tea, chilled
  • 1 cup of bourbon
  • ½ cup of peach schnapps
  • ¼ cup of simple syrup
  • Fresh peach slices and mint sprigs for garnish
  • Ice cubes


  1. Add the chilled black tea, bourbon, peach schnapps, and simple syrup in a pitcher.
  2. Add some ice cubes to the pitcher and stir well.
  3. Pour over ice in a glass, and garnish with fresh peach slices and mint sprigs.
  4. Sip and enjoy.

2. Citrusy Gin Hibiscus Refresher

Citrusy Gin Hibiscus Refresher


  • 6 cups of hibiscus tea, chilled
  • 1 ½ cups of gin
  • ½ cup of orange liqueur
  • ¼ cup of fresh lime juice
  • Lemon slices for garnish


  1. In a large pitcher, mix the chilled hibiscus tea, gin, orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice.
  2. Stir well and serve over ice in a glass.
  3. Garnish with lemon slices.
  4. Sip and enjoy.

3. Lavender Lemon Fizz

Picture credit - Jo-Anna


  • 3 cups of lavender-infused white tea, chilled (brew black tea with dried lavender and let it steep)
  • 1 ½ cups of gin
  • ½ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • Club soda
  • Fresh lavender sprigs and lemon slices for garnish


  1. In a shaker, combine the lavender-infused black tea, gin, lemon juice, and honey.
  2. Shake well to mix.
  3. Pour the mixture into glasses filled with ice.
  4. Top each glass with club soda and gently stir.
  5. Garnish with fresh lavender sprigs and lemon slices.
  6. Sip and enjoy.

4. Cucumber Mint Vodka Cooler

Cucumber Mint Vodka Cooler
Picture credit -The Honour System


  • 5 cups of cucumber-infused green tea, chilled (brew green tea with cucumber slices and let it chill)
  • 1 ½ cups of vodka
  • ½ cup of fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup of agave syrup
  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnish


  1. In a pitcher, mix the chilled cucumber-infused green tea, vodka, fresh lime juice, and agave syrup.
  2. Stir well and serve over ice in a glass.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.
  4. Sip and enjoy.


Can I make these spiked iced teas ahead of time for a party?

Certainly! Most of these spiked iced tea recipes can be prepared in advance. Mix the ingredients together (excluding any carbonated additions) and store them in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve. When guests arrive, just add ice, garnish, and perhaps any carbonated elements to create a fresh and ready-to-sip concoction.

How do I infuse the teas with fruits and herbs?

To infuse the teas, simply brew your chosen tea as usual and then add fruits, herbs, or other flavorings while it's still hot. Let the tea steep for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to meld. Once infused, strain the tea to remove any solid ingredients, and chill it before proceeding with the spiked recipes.

Can I adjust the alcohol content in these recipes?

Absolutely! The alcohol proportions in the recipes can be adjusted to your preference. If you enjoy stronger drinks, feel free to increase the amount of spirits or liqueurs. Conversely, if you prefer milder cocktails, simply reduce the alcoholic components and add more of non-alcoholic ingredients.


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