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Sweet Tea Swagger

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 20 mins Chill 2 hrs to 48 hrs
Sweet Tea Swagger
Ingredients
  • 6  cups  water
  • 8  black tea bags, such as Earl Grey
  • 1/2  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2  cups  dark rum, such as Bacardi, chilled
  • 1/4  cup  lime juice
  •  Ice cubes
  • 2  cups  club soda, chilled
  • 3  cups  seedless watermelon cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  •  Lime wedges
  •  Fresh mint sprigs
Directions

1. In a small saucepan bring 3 cups of the water to boiling. Remove from heat. Add tea bags; let steep for 10 minutes. Discard tea bags. Transfer tea to a heatproof pitcher.

2. Stir brown sugar into tea until dissolved. Stir in the remaining 3 cups water, the rum, and lime juice. Cover and chill for 2 to 48 hours.

3. To serve, pour tea mixture into glasses over ice cubes. Slowly pour in club soda; stir gently. Garnish with watermelon, lime wedges, and mint.

Nutrition Facts (Sweet Tea Swagger)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 172,
  • Fat, total (g) 0,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 19,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • sugar (g) 17,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 340,
  • vit. C (mg) 8,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 4,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 24,
  • Potassium (mg) 145,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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