Sweet Tea Swagger

Sweet Tea Swagger
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins


  • 6 cup water

  • 8 black tea bags, such as Earl Grey

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 ½ cup dark rum, such as Bacardi, chilled

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • Ice cubes

  • 2 cup club soda, chilled

  • 3 cup seedless watermelon cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • Lime wedges

  • Fresh mint sprigs


  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 (per serving)

172 Calories
19g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 172
% Daily Value *
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 8.3mg 42%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 145mg 3%
Folate, total 4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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