Spiked Lemonade Sweet Tea

Spiked Lemonade Sweet Tea Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

Recipe from

Southern Living


3 cups water
2 family-size tea bags
1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups cold water
1/2 (12-oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 cup bourbon or spiced dark rum
Garnishes: fresh sugarcane, fresh pineapple slices


1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan. Remove from heat, add tea bags, and stir in fresh mint. Cover and steep 10 minutes.

2. Discard tea bags and mint. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Pour tea into a 3-qt. container, and stir in 4 cups cold water and lemonade concentrate. Stir in bourbon or spiced dark rum just before serving. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.

May 2011
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