Drink Me: Pour Yourself a Refreshing Glass of Iced Tea!

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Jan. 28 2015, Updated 6:39 p.m. ET

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It's tea time! Get comfy on your hammock, grab your fave chick-lit summer read, and sip casually on a cocktail version of the classic icey drink.

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Berry Peach Lemonade

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A Pitcher of Berry Peach Lemonade

This recipe serves 15 to 20 people.


1 bottle Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka

1½ cups chilled, Unsweetened Iced Tea

20 Blackberries or Raspberries

1½ cups Lemonade

Directions: In a large pitcher, muddle the berries. Add the remaining ingredients into the pitcher with ice. Stir to dilute and chill. Store the pitcher in a refrigerator until you're ready to serve. Serve the tea over ice and garnish with a lemon wheel.

DD-Tea from The Dream Downtown

Iced Tea 2

DD-Tea from The Beach at the Dream Downtown in NYC


1 ½ oz. Absolut Wild Tea

1 ½ oz. Stoli Citros

2 oz. Iced Tea

½ oz. Lemon Juice

½ oz. Cardamom Syrup

Directions: Shake the drink, strain the drink, and then garnish it with a lemon wedge.

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Green Iced Tea

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Green Iced Tea, created by tea sommelier James Labe


1 Numi Decaf Ginger Lemon Tea bag

3 oz. fresh Cucumber Juice

1 ½ oz. Tequila

Splash of Lemon Juice

Directions: Infuse one tea bag in tequila for thirty minutes. Remove the tea bag, squeezing out excess liquid. Combine and stir the rest of the ingredients. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lime wedge.

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Grey Russian

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Grey Russian, created by James Labe


1 ½ oz. prepared Numi Earl Grey Tea

1 ½ oz. Van Gogh Oranje Vodka

Directions: Steep the tea at 4 times the normal strength for two minutes. Remove the tea bag and chill the liquid for later use. Combine and stir the remaining ingredients. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lemon wedge.

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Kusmi's Swimming Pool

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Kusmi's Swimming Pool


2 oz. Gin

1 oz Kusmi Anastasia Tea

¾ tsp Agave

¾ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Mint Leaf for Garnish

Directions: Steep the Kusmi Anastasia tea leaves in the gin for 30 minutes. Mix the tea-infused gin with the lemon juice and the agave. Serve the cocktail with crushed ice and garnish it with the mint leaf.

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Southern Tea Punch


Southern Tea Punch


750 mL bottle Hennessy V.S

1 cup Grand Marnier

1 cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

1 cup Simple Syrup

4 oz. Drysack Sherry

2 quarts Iced Tea

3 oz. Peach Schnapps

Directions: All all of the ingredients to a large punch bowl with 1 large ice block. Allow to recipe to chill and then serve. Garnish the drink with lemon, orange wheels, and peach slices.


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