Spiked Raspberry Sweet Tea

SPIKED RASPBERRY SWEET TEA is just made for sunny porches on Summer days. This tea is out of this world!

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!

Spiked Raspberry Sweet Tea is the perfect summer treat! So refreshing - The Cookie Rookie

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.

Spiked Raspberry Sweet Tea is the perfect summer treat! So refreshing - The Cookie Rookie Spiked Raspberry Sweet Tea is the perfect summer treat! So refreshing - The Cookie Rookie

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.

Spiked Raspberry Sweet Tea is the perfect summer treat! So refreshing - The Cookie Rookie Spiked Raspberry Sweet Tea is the perfect summer treat! So refreshing - The Cookie Rookie

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. :)

Spiked Raspberry Sweet Tea is the perfect summer treat! So refreshing - The Cookie Rookie

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 summer treat! So refreshing - The Cookie Rookie

Spiked Raspberry Sweet Tea

Course: cocktail
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: the cookie rookie
Spiked Raspberry Sweet Tea is the perfect refreshing cocktail for spring and summer!! YUM!
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil then remove from the heat.
  2. Add the tea bags, cover and let steep (soak) for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the tea bags then add the sugar and baking soda, stir until sugar dissolves.
  4. Add in Chambord and Vodka if desired
  5. Let the tea cool
  6. pour into ice-filled glasses.
  7. Garnish with a mint sprig, raspberries, oranges, whatever you love.
  8. Enjoy!!
  9. **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. **

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Comments

housewifeintraining
Gorgeous photos Becky!! Wish I liked tea so I could enjoy this tasty drink!
Angela
What is the baking soda for?
    Susie
    Hey, Angela. Adding baking soda to tea reduces the drink's acidity and gives the drink a smoother taste and finish. Enjoy!
      Mary Jaeger
      Thanks! I was wondering about that too!
Cate
1.5 cups od Chambord?! Sounds WONDERFUL but I'll need a bank loan! Haaaahaaahaaaa!!! Gonna trim this recipe down a little to try it. And good news to know about the baking soda ... I never knew that. Thanks!
    becky gall hardin
    I agree Cate! Ha! We also listed the amount per individual glass of tea in the note under the recipe. Definitely the more economical way to go :). Thanks for stopping by!
Lynn
For the Spiked Raspberry Tea. Without the alcohol can you leave the raspberries in to get that taste?
    becky gall hardin
    You could, or you could make a quick raspberry sauce/puree and add some to the sweet tea. Here is a good link. Thanks for stopping by!! :) http://allrecipes.com/recipe/raspberry-sauce-4/
Sally T.
I make sweet tea all the time and use baking soda in it. My husband got hooked on it when he traveled in the South. I use Luizianne as thats the brand they use in the South.My daughter loves the sweet tea from McDonalds so I do make it SWEET.That tea is sold at Walmart and is cheap and good.
Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut
Oh my golly this looks amazing! Perfect summery drink! <3 I'm including this with a round-up post if that's okay!!
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