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Keep Cool with these 5 Refreshing Iced Tea Recipes

If you're looking to put a unique spin on a refreshing summertime drink that is good enough to be enjoyed all year long, then try out these iced tea recipes. Add any one (or more) of these delicious recipes to your beverage menu and let your customers enjoy a vacation in a glass!

Ginger Mint Iced Tea

Cool mint combined with the zing of ginger creates a tea that is extra refreshing.

Ginger Mint Iced Tea

Recipe

  • 5 oz. peeled and crushed ginger
  • 4 mint tea bags
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 tbsp. simple syrup
  • 10 mint leaves, crushed

Instructions

  • Steep ginger, tea, and boiling water together for 10 minutes
  • Strain solids, then and add simple syrup and mint
  • Cool and serve over ice

4. Honey Orange Sweet Tea

Honey adds natural sweetness and warmth to classic Southern sweet tea. Try using orange blossom honey for the perfect flavor complement!

Honey Orange Sweet Tea

Recipe

  • 1 orange
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 4 tea bags
  • 8 cups water

Instructions

  • Dissolve sugar and honey in boiling water
  • Steep tea for 5 minutes
  • Cool, add sliced oranges, and serve over ice

Blackberry Iced Tea

This version of iced tea uses sweet blackberries to make a delicious fruity flavor. It’s loaded with antioxidants too!

Blackberry Iced Tea

Recipe

  • 6 cups blackberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 10 mint leaves, crushed
  • 5 tea bags
  • 4 cups boiling water

Instructions

  • Steep tea and mint in boiling water for 10 minutes
  • Remove tea bags and mint and add sugar
  • Puree and strain blackberries, then add puree to tea
  • Serve over ice with blackberry and mint garnish

Peach Raspberry Iced Tea

This fresh and fruity mixture will have your customers savoring every moment of summer.

Peach Raspberry Iced Tea

Recipe

  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 4 peaches
  • 6 tbsp. agave nectar
  • 4 tea bags
  • 8 cups of water

Instructions

  • Steep tea for 5-10 minutes, set aside to cool
  • Blend raspberries, peaches, and agave, then strain juice into tea
  • Serve over ice with additional fruit garnish

Classic Southern Sweet Tea

You can’t go wrong when you serve this simple drink that will never go out of style. Make it as sweet as you like by adjusting the sugar to taste, and don’t forget the baking soda to keep the tea clear.

Classic Southern Sweet Tea

Recipe

  • 6 tea bags
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

Instructions

  • Steep tea in boiling water with baking soda
  • Remove tea bags and dissolve sugar
  • Cool and serve over ice
Posted in: Recipes | Seasonal | By Sabrina Bomberger
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