Katie's Twisted Tea

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 20 min (includes freezing and steeping times)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 cocktails
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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 


  1. Pour the lemonade into ice cube trays. Add 1 mint leaf to each cube. Freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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