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17 Ice Tea Cocktail Recipes to Cool You Down on the Lingering Days of Summer

Theresa Edwards

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Theresa Edwards is a freelance writer and professional whiner. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her family where she enjoys reading, roller derby, and complaining about the heat.

Because your favorite ice tea is missing just one thing: A drop of booze

9. Bourbon-peach sweet tea

Because your favorite ice tea is missing just one thing: A drop of booze
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This recipe might be my favorite on the list. This peachy cocktail will take you to a porch swing in Macon, Georgia no matter where you are.

10. Spiked mango-passion fruit sweet tea

Because your favorite ice tea is missing just one thing: A drop of booze
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This spiked tea recipe has a refreshing island twist that makes it perfect as a summery cocktail.

11. Blueberries-bourbon black tea

Because your favorite ice tea is missing just one thing: A drop of booze
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This cocktail is totally grown-up; it's sophisticated and light but still gets the job done.

12. Tropical tea

Because your favorite ice tea is missing just one thing: A drop of booze
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The best part of this ice tea cocktail is that you can make it easily in a Keurig. What could be simpler?

13. Chamomile-honey whiskey

Because your favorite ice tea is missing just one thing: A drop of booze
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I love the juxtaposition of the delicate chamomile flowers against the whiskey. This one's a little less traditional; you'll be using a chamomile tea.

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14. Sweet tea bourbon

Because your favorite ice tea is missing just one thing: A drop of booze
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Simple. Spiked. Right to the point.

15. Mint and lime sweet tea martini

Because your favorite ice tea is missing just one thing: A drop of booze
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You can't talk about cocktails without including a martini, and this one is perfect.

16. Boozy Thai ice tea

Because your favorite ice tea is missing just one thing: A drop of booze
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This recipe is perfect for early on in the month, when nights are still a little chilly. The heavy cream base makes it well suited for a refreshing treat that won't set your teeth chattering.

17. The classic Long Island

Because your favorite ice tea is missing just one thing: A drop of booze
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The Long Island is technically a cheater tea, since there's no actual ice tea to be found in the recipe. Even so, any home bartender needs to have this recipe in their repertoire. Serve with caution, though, because this "tea" can get you to your happy place a lot quicker than most!

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