Sweet Tea Vodka: The Perfect Summer Drink

Brandy O'Neill | Nutmeg Nanny
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Summer and sweet tea go hand in hand. Don’t worry if you are not a fan of bourbon. It can easily be left out or replaced with vodka. The choice is yours!

Bourbon Mint Tea Photo

There is nothing more refreshing than sitting on the porch and sipping sweet tea.

It’s the iconic southern summer. I took this image and gave it a refreshing twist by combining fresh brewed iced tea, sweet muddled mint, lemon juice and a splash of vodka. You won’t want to put this one down!

This cocktail is refreshing, full of flavor and a breeze to make. If you’re not a fan of vodka, simply leave it out. It’s still full of flavor and perfect for summer. Trust me!

And for other tasty drink ideas, consider this Mango Margarita Recipe!

  1 Servings


  • 5 mints
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 5 ounces sweet tea
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 3 ice cubes


  1. In a cocktail shaker add mint and the juice from the squeezed lemon wedge. Muddle together.
  2. Pour in sweet tea, vodka, ice and squeezed lemon wedge. Shake together until cold and combined.
  3. Pour into tall glass and garnish with a sprig of mint.

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Brandy O'Neill

About Brandy

Brandy loves all things culinary, as documented on Nutmeg Nanny. But we're especially excited for her boozy cocktails and kid-friendly mocktails as our Cocktails and Mocktails Fanatic.

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I do trust all of the ideas you have offered for your post. They're really convincing and can certainly work. Still, the posts are very short for starters. May you please prolong them a bit from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

Urvashee patel

Great combo! I love tea and mint together. This looks so refreshing and perfect for a hot summer evening.


It's times like this that I really miss booze. So I'll make the "mocktail" version of this, because it looks SO refreshing!