5 Refreshing Iced Tea Recipes



12 Healthy Tea Cocktails

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The best boozy teas

You know that magic golden hour on lazy summer afternoons, when tea time melts into happy hour? It's worth celebrating. And what better way than by combining your two favorite beverages, which, as it turns out, are also very good for you?

We asked cocktail and tea experts for their top tipsy takes on tea, which is really the ultimate healthy mixer. (No sugar! Cholesterol-friendly! Good for your heart!) And although tea has a prim and proper reputation, those dainty flavors can get down and dirty. No pinky lifting necessary.

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Cantaloupe Daiquiri

Bet you never thought you could get a buzz via cantaloupe, the latest in-season superfood. It helps regulate blood pressure and is full of potassium, so no nasty hangovers in the morning!

1½ oz

1½ oz vodka

3 oz frozen cubed cantaloupe

1 oz coconut milk

Splash of lemon juice

1. STEEPtea at 4x normal strength for 2 minutes, then remove tea bag and chill liquid for later use.

2. COMBINEand blend ingredients in blender, adding a splash of lemon for each serving.

3.SERVEon the rocks, garnish with lemon wedge. Serves 1.

Created by tea sommelier James Labe

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Carrot Bloody Maria

Take your tequila with tons of diabetes-busting carotenoids, courtesy of carrots. Soak a bag of  in tequila to infuse it; then seal the container with an airtight lid and store in a dark area. Let it sit for 2-3 days before removing the tea bag, and you're ready to rock your hair-of-the-dog brunch.

1 part fresh carrot juice 

1 part Bloody Mary mix

2 oz Numi Carrot Curry savory tea-infused tequila (see instructions above)

Worcestershire sauce, to taste

Tabasco sauce, to taste

Juice of ½ lime 

Fresh veggies for garnish 

Black pepper, to taste

1. ADDtequila to a tall glass with ice, then fill the rest of the glass with half bloody mary mix and half carrot juice.

2. SPLASH in some Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and the juice of half a lime. Mix with a spoon and sprinkle a little black pepper on the top.

3. GARNISHwith celery and fresh veggies. Serves 1.

Created by Elsie Larson of ABeautifulMess.com

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Green Iced Tea

Great things happen when the kettle meets the bottle. Thanks to soothing cucumber and tummy-friendly ginger, this one goes down easy.

1 tea bag

3 oz fresh cucumber juice

1 ½ oz tequila

Splash of lemon juice

1. INFUSEone tea bag in tequila for thirty minutes. Remove bag, squeezing out excess.

2. COMBINEand stir ingredients. Serve on the rocks, and garnish with a lime wedge. Serves 1.

Created by James Labe

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Pear Honeybush

Pear juice is full of pectin, which helps regulate digestion. Another round? Pretty please, with a Maraschino cherry on top.

1 tea bag

2 oz bourbon

4 oz fresh pear juice

1. INFUSEtea bag in bourbon for thirty minutes. Remove bag, squeezing out excess.

2. POURingredients into a shaker with ice.

3. SHAKEand strain into glass. Garnish with a cherry. Serves 1.

Created by James Labe

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Dutch Tea

This one's indulgent, but still plenty healthy. Cocoa is filled with flavonols, antioxidants that stimulate your brain—and cinnamon, oddly enough, has a ton of fiber and calcium. So this one's practically a health tonic! (Not to mention, chocolate's greatfor your mental health. Mmmm.)

4 oz tea

2 oz Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate vodka

1 oz heavy cream

Sugar, to taste

1. STEEP Pu-erh tea bag at normal strength with freshly boiled water for 3 minutes, then remove bag.

2. ADDvodka and stir.

3. WHIPcream with a little sugar and float on top. Dust with powdered cocoa to garnish.

Created by James Labe

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Journeyman's Dilemma

Darling, have you tried Darjeeling? You should: Black tea can lower your blood pressure, and studies have shown that it's associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

3 oz gin

4 oz Darjeeling tea, cooled

1½ oz rose simple syrup

2 oz (1 oz in each cocktail) Perrier sparkling natural mineral water

A few dashes of peach bitters

1.COMBINEfirst three ingredients in a mixing glass filled ¾ with ice.

2.STIRfor 30 seconds to combine.

3.POUR in separate Old Fashioned glasses with one large ice cube in each. Add a few shakes of the peach bitters. Test for sweetness, and add more rose simple syrup if necessary. Stir again.

4.FINISHwith 1 oz Perrier in each glass.

5. GARNISH with a slice of peach or orange.

Created by Warren Bobrow, cocktail writer forFoodistaand author of forthcoming book Apothecary Cocktails

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Front Porch Peach Tea

Ok, ok. This one's a bomb of sweetness. But if you make your own lemonade (try our favorite herb-filled recipe) you can reap the detoxifying benefits of the enzymes in fresh lemon. You'll surely need them after a couple of rounds.

2 parts Ole Smoky Peach Moonshine

1 part sweet tea

1 part lemonade

COMBINE all ingredients. Garnish with sliced peaches or mint.

Created by Chef Eli Kirshtein

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Lavender Pear Martini

Research shows that lavender quells anxiety and insomnia, so who needs olives? These cute tea infusers pack enough flavor for the stiffest of drinks. Talk about a marteani.

1 Tea Forté lavender citrus infuser

1½ oz vodka 

3 oz pear nectar

1 fresh pear

1. PLACEinfuser in glass.

2. POURvodka over infuser and steep to desired strength.

3. MIXor shake infused vodka, pear nectar, and ice vigorously.

4. STRAINinto a martini glass, and garnish with pear slice if desired.

Created by Tea Forté

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Hibiscus Mojito Tea Sparkler

We love when delicious things are great for you. See hibiscus tea: according to a Tufts University study, participants who sipped 3 cups a day lowered their blood pressure by 7 points in just 6 weeks. That's as powerful as some prescription medications, so make ours a double! With all that do-gooding for your health, you can afford to throw some light rum in here for a really good time.

1 c water

5 Key Lime Hibiscus tea bags from The Republic of Tea

5 lg mint leaves

2 Tbsp agave nectar

4 Tbsp fresh lime juice

3 c sparkling water

Ice for serving

1. BRING1 cup of water to a boil.

2. PLACEhibiscus tea bags and mint into a heat-resistant pitcher. Pour in boiling water and allow to steep for 5 minutes.

3. REMOVEtea bags and mint. Stir in agave nectar and fresh lime juice. Let cool to room temperature.

4. COMBINEcooled tea with sparkling water and pour over ice to serve. Garnish with lime slices and fresh mint. Serves 5.

Created by The Republic of Tea

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Orange Ginger Sparkler

A mere whiff of citrus has been shown to reduce stress, so steep liberally. This drink is delicious sans spirits, but you can brighten it up with whiskey.

2 c water

5 tea bags (or 5 tsp full-leaf) Orange Ginger Mint herbal tea from The Republic of Tea

1 tsp orange unrefined cane sweetener

2 c ginger ale

Ice for serving

Fresh mint leaves for garnish

1. BRING2 c water to a boil and pour over tea bags (or over full-leaf tea into an infuser) in a heat-resistant tea pitcher. Allow to infuse for 5 minutes.

2. REMOVEtea bags or full-leaf tea. Stir in orange unrefined cane sweetener until dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.

3. COMBINEcooled tea with ginger ale and pour over ice to serve. Garnish with fresh mint leaves. Serves 5.

Created by The Republic of Tea

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Pineapple Hibiscus Tea Sparkler

Drink up, because lychee is one of the healthiest fruits on earth. It's full of polyphenols  (15% more than grapes!) which might help prevent degenerative diseases. So feel free to de-virginize this drink with vodka—they practically cancel each other out.

1 c water

5 tea bags Pineapple Lychee Hibiscus tea from The Republic of Tea

4 Tbsp agave nectar

1 c pineapple juice

2 c sparkling water

Ice for serving

1. BRING1 cup of water to a boil.

2. PLACEhibiscus tea bags into a heat-resistant tea pitcher. Pour in boiling water and allow to steep for 5 minutes.

3. REMOVEtea bags and stir in agave nectar and fresh pineapple juice.

4. COMBINE cooled tea with sparkling water and pour over ice to serve. Float each glass with a splash of pineapple juice and garnish with pineapple slices.

Created by The Republic of Tea

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Prairie Green Tea Cooler

Honey's a natural antimicrobial, while green tea is the beverage magician, waving its magic wand at everything from allergies to cancer. And vodka, you ask? Vodka's the best part: in an animal study published in the journalCirculation, vodka increased blood flow to the heart just as much as red wine, which is touted for its heart-health benefits. Plus, Prairie Spirits' new cucumber vodka is made from organic, GMO-free corn. So have 4.






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