Lemony Spiked Sweet Tea

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
9 cups, 8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

CATEGORIES
Ingredients
  • 7 cups water
  • 6 orange pekoe tea bags
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup high proof or any regular golden rum (recommended: Bacardi 151 or Bacardi)
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
Directions

In a medium saucepan bring 4 cups of the water to a boil and add the tea bags. Remove from the heat, cover the pan, and allow tea bags to steep for 5 minutes.

Remove the tea bags and discard. Add the sugar to the saucepan and stir until melted. Add the remaining 3 cups of water and stir to combine. Transfer to a pitcher and add the lemon juice and rum. Chill thoroughly before serving.

Serve in tall glasses over ice and garnish with mint sprigs.

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