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Sweet Tea Drink

Nothing says summer like sweet tea. We put our own flavorful spin on the classic refresher with some sparkling lemonade and mint simple syrup. Go ahead and grab a glass!

by Betsy Carter and Amanda Berrill featured in Picnic Staples

Total Time

30 minutes

30 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

5 minutes

5 min

Total Time

30 minutes

30 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

5 minutes

5 min

Ingredients

for 8 servings

Black Tea

  • 2 cups
    water (480 mL)
  • 4 black tea bags
  • mint simple syrup
  • ½ cup
    water (120 mL)
  • ½ cup
    sugar (100 g)
  • ¼ cup
    fresh mint leaf (10 g)

Assembly

  • 2 cups
    sparkling lemonade (480 mL)
  • 12 oz
    bourbon, optional (340 mL)
  • ice, for serving
    Calories 148
    Fat 0g
    Carbs 12g
    Fiber 0g
    Sugar 12g
    Protein 0g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

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Preparation

  1. Make the black tea: In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, remove the pot from the heat and add the tea bags. Steep for 5 minutes, then remove the tea bags. Transfer the tea to the refrigerator and let cool completely.
  2. Make the mint simple syrup: In a small saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar completely. Remove the pot from the heat and add the mint leaves. Steep for 15 minutes, then strain the syrup into a glass jar or liquid measuring cup. Discard the mint leaves. Transfer to the refrigerator and let the syrup cool completely.
  3. To assemble, in a large, resealable carafe, combine the black tea, sparkling lemonade, mint simple syrup, and bourbon, if using. Gently swirl the bottle to combine. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  4. When ready to serve, pour the sweet tea over ice.
  5. Enjoy!
 

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