Break out the Mason jar collection and get the patio ready. We found the best boozy iced tea recipes you can make at home. As if the warm weather wasn't enough reason for summertime sipping, these will do the trick!
1. Tennessee Orange Sweet Tea
If it has 'Tennessee' in the name, it has to be poured into a Mason jar. This spiked sweet tea has a distinctive orange flavor you'll love sipping on a porch swing. Or, if you don't live in a scene from a Deep South film, anywhere outside will do.
2. Agave Green Tea Mojitos
This takes two classics and mixes them together for a delicious and refreshing punch. The agave sweetens up your mojito, while the mint, lime, and rum tames the tangy tea. When they are stirred together to perfection you'll want to have another... or two.
3. Earl Grey-Infused Gin Cocktail
Infusing herbs and fruit into alcohol can sometimes take weeks to get the flavor right. But, thanks to the concentrated Earl Grey tea, infusing flovors into the gin only takes a few hours. Your reward for waiting is a sophisticated drink garnished with rose buds.
4. Strawberry Iced Tea
This blogger calls her drink the Long Island Iced Tea's cousin. And a much more tame one, at that. The pretty-in-pink drink looks gorgeous and tastes just as sweet. Pick your poison from vodka, tequila, or gin and garnish with a fresh strawberry on the rim.
5. Southern Spiked Peach Iced Tea
Nothing's better than a sweet Georgia peach... until you add a splash of vodka. Make this simple drink recipe with only three ingredients: peach iced tea, lemonade, and vodka. Of course, you are welcome to add in slices of peach and lemon to give it that extra homegrown feel.
6. Spiked Raspberry Sweet Tea
When you've had a tough day and it's still not over yet, take a break with this spiked raspberry sweet tea. The raspberries will give you front-porch nostalgia while the vodka and Chambord liquor will help your stress subside – temporarily, at least.
7. Boozy Sweet Peach Tea Popsicles
When it's too hot for even an icy drink to cool you down, it's time to break out the popsicles. But these aren't for sharing with the kids – peach schnapps is the secret ingredient! This summertime treat is deliciously refreshing.
8. Sweet Tea Sangria
What can you do with a bottle of wine (besides drink it)? Pour it in sweet tea, add fruit, and make summertime sangria! Your guests will love the fresh taste and you will love how easy it is to make this.
9. White Peach and Green Tea Bellini
Summer brunch is the best brunch. And the only way to make it better is to turn it into a boozy summer brunch. Bring a pitcher of this white peach and green tea Bellini to your next Sunday morning get-together. Your friends will thank you.
10. Matcha Mint Juleps
Mint Juleps are especially nice on a sunny day because the flavors cool you down from the inside, out. This blogger found a way to shake up – or stir – the traditional recipe by adding matcha powder into the mix. The caffeinated kick will boost your energy while leaving you wanting more.
11. Hibiscus Highball
This drink is so gorgeous you'll either want to never take a sip or want to drink the whole thing in one gulp (neither is recommended). And it's extra sweet because it only takes three ingredients to stir up a glass of summertime fun.
12. Grapefruit Tea Cocktail
Looking for the sweetest drink to sip on this summer? This grapefruit tea cocktail just might do the trick. A mixture of grapefruit, apple, lemon tea vodka, ice tea, grapefruit juice, and an extra spoonful of honey will satisfy your sweet tooth in just one sip.