There is nothing better on a hot summer day than good, homemade sweet tea!! I take that back….nothing better than good, homemade Spiked Raspberry Sweet Tea!
I hate when sweet tea is too sweet, it has to be just right. McDonalds….wayyyy too sweet. This recipe is just right. Add in the raspberry liquor, garnish with your favorite fruits, and pour over ice? Perfection. Sip it on a porch in rural America??? Even better.
Mom took these pictures, isn’t she getting so good??! She is about to launch her own blog in the not-so-distant future and I can’t wait!! Its going to be so fun to have sister blogs and keep working together. Her blog will be called Simply Sated. I’ll definitely keep you up to date on when it is about to launch. She has been working really hard formulating recipes, taking pictures, and everything else that goes along with starting a blog…so she deserved a nice Sweet Tea break on one of the first REAL spring days of 2014. Spiked Raspberry Sweet Tea to the rescue.
Doesn’t this drink just scream summer?! There’s nothing more refreshing or satisfying than good sweet tea. Or, like I said, the Spiked Raspberry kind. :)
I hope the beginning of Spring is treating you well!! I love all the flowers, green grass, and warmer temps. It’s about time!! Be sure to check out our other favorite drinks HERE and stop back by this weekend for a healthy summer favorite recipe!! It would be the perfect pairing to go with these Raspberry beauties. Enjoy!
Spiked Raspberry Sweet Tea is the perfect refreshing cocktail for spring and summer!! YUM!
20 minPrep Time
5 minCook Time
25 minTotal Time
- 8 cups water
- 2 family-sized tea bags (or 6 regular-sized)(I prefer Luzianne)
- 1/2-1 cup granulated sugar (I prefer the tea not too sweet)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups Chambord Liquor (optional)
- 1/2 cup good quality vodka (optional)
- mint springs, raspberrys, oranges, etc for garnish
- Bring water to a boil then remove from the heat.
- Add the tea bags, cover and let steep (soak) for 15 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags then add the sugar and baking soda, stir until sugar dissolves.
- Add in Chambord and Vodka if desired
- Let the tea cool
- pour into ice-filled glasses.
- Garnish with a mint sprig, raspberries, oranges, whatever you love.
- **NOTE: You can make the sweet tea separate from the liquor and make the spiked part 'by the glass'. Use 1 cup sweet tea and 3-4 tablespoons Chambord. **