Katie's Twisted Tea

Total Time:
2 hr 20 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
2 hr 5 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
6 cocktails
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 cups lemonade
  • 6 sprigs fresh mint, plus fresh mint leaves, for the ice cube trays
  • 8 ounces vodka
  • 6 cups Sweet Tea, recipe follows
  • Sweet Tea:
  • 6 black tea bags, such as orange pekoe
  • 1/2 cup sugar
Directions
  • Pour the lemonade into ice cube trays. Add 1 mint leaf to each cube. Freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  • Divide the lemonade ice cubes among 6 tall glasses. Pour the vodka over the ice cubes and top with Sweet Tea. Finish with a straw and a mint sprig.

Sweet Tea:
  • In a medium pot over high heat, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Take off the heat and add the tea bags. Steep the tea for 5 minutes, then remove the tea bags. Stir in the sugar until dissolved. This will be the concentrated base of your tea.

  • Add the tea mixture to a pitcher filled with ice. Top off with 4 cups of water. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, for up to a week.

  • Yield: 2 quarts


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