Updated Arnold Palmer: Easy Boozy Sweet Tea takes just two ingredient to get this little bit of southern summer in a glass.
I’m a Georgia girl. Born and raised. But, I’ve lived all over the south, and one thing we all have in common down here is we all know how to make proper sweet tea. The other thing we know how to do well is use it for a mixer. I’m pretty sure I discovered that little nugget during my stint at UGA (go dawgs!). But, this Easy Boozy Sweet Tea is a little more sophisticated than the cocktails we used to make with sweet tea….gag….college cocktails…blah.
If you’re looking for a charming Easy Boozy Sweet Tea cocktail that’ll get your southern summertime vibes going, then check out this two ingredient crowd pleasing bevvy.
WHAT IS A GOOD ALCOHOL TO MIX WITH SWEET TEA?
Okay, so vodka pretty much goes with anything. It’s like the chicken of the liquor world.
But, I’m not big on vodka….unless it’s in a martini….and there are olives, but that’s a post for another day.
So, yes, if vodka’s your thing, you could totally mix vodka or lemon vodka, or any other fruity flavored vodka with sweet tea, and you’ll be a happy camper.
But, I prefer Limoncello, which is similar to lemon vodka, yet NOT AT ALL the same.
It’s sweeter, way more lovely, and if you haven’t tried it–you need to treat yourself! It’s one of those liquors that I can use in just about any cocktail made with liquor, wine, or even beer. It’s THAT versatile.
I don’t drink a lot of liquor, but I love me some limoncello. It’s always in my liquor cabinet because it can jazz up a sparkling wine, or it can give you just a little fun refreshing kick to your bevvy.
Plus, we’re all grown up now. We need to buy the good stuff, and this is it.
- 2 oz. Limoncello
- Milo's Sweet Tea (cold)
- Ice cubes
- Lemon slices (optional)
- Using a tall (highball) glass, fill to the rim with ice.
- Then, measure out 2 oz. limoncello & pour over ice.
- Add lemon slices, if desired.
- Top with sweet tea & serve immediately.
- Any sweet tea will work for this -- or even unsweet works great. I love to experiment with different flavored teas like Tazo Hibiscus Passion is such a fun mixer with this. But, my favorite go-to tea at the store is a southern favorite: Milo's Sweet Tea. But, do you. Make your own tea, or buy it from the store. Either way, make sure it's ice cold!
- If you use a shorter glass, take it down to about 1.5 oz limoncello
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 0gSugar: 47gProtein: 0g
BEST GROCERY STORE SWEET TEA
I’m gonna draw a line in the sand here. Ready?
If you’re gonna buy sweet tea (which you should because it’s a shortcut that’s worth taking), then you’ve gotta buy Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea. Period.
Don’t buy something that’s not in the refrigerated section…
There’s a reason it’s so pervasive in the south. It’s like mama’s — not too sweet & damn near perfect.
Don’t believe me? Try it. You’ll see.
SUMMER COCKTAIL FOR SWEET TEA LOVERS
This is a super easy two ingredient cocktail that will have you feeling all those southern summertime vibes in seconds. Super refreshing & a total crowd pleaser.
Whether you’re wrapping up the summer & getting ready to send the kids packing to school, or starting off your summer with those first cool pool days–this little concoction will have you mellow and perhaps kicking a little southern drawl as you sip away the afternoon.
Y’all let me know your favorite brand of sweet tea in the comments! If it’s mama’s recipe, I hear ya. Tell me how much sugar she uses….just curious;)