Iced Tea cocktails will quench that summer thirst

Crook & Marker Spiked Teas and Spiked Lemonade. Photo provided by Crook & Marker
Crook & Marker Spiked Teas and Spiked Lemonade. Photo provided by Crook & Marker /

Iced tea is refreshing and iced tea cocktails can quench that summer thirst.

Iced tea is often a popular beverage choice and iced tea cocktails are a fun twist on that classic thirst quencher. Whether you take your tea sweet, unsweetened or even cold brewed, that classic beverage can get a little “adult” upgrade. From popping open a can to creating a slushie, what will you be sipping at the next summer barbecue?

For many people who prefer to skip the soda, iced tea is top choice. From bottled varieties to homemade sun-tea to everything in between, this beverage option has almost limitless choices.

Since so many people like the flavor of iced tea, iced tea cocktails have become a popular summer choice. Whether paired with summer barbecue or just slowly sipped on a lazy summer afternoon, many of these cocktails have the classic iced tea flavor but with a little boost from alcohol.

If you prefer to just pop open a can instead of shaking up a cocktail, the Crook & Marker Spiked Teas are a perfect choice. Each can features real, brewed tea. At only 80 calories a can, zero added sugar and no artificial flavors, it tastes like the tea you would make at home, just a little better.

Available in four flavors, the raspberry tea is delicious. The touch of sweetness is just right. Whether drunk on its own or with a meal, you might want to pop open a second can.

If you prefer frozen iced tea cocktails, this simple idea could become the next backyard party must have. Twisted Tea is offering its summertime bag-n-box win a Big Ol’ Bag of Freedom design.

While this bag can be just refrigerated and tapped to keep that Twisted Tea flowing, there is another option that could make you next gathering full of twisted fun.

Luckily, Twisted Tea shared how to make this spiked tea slushie. It is so easy that you might want to make one every weekend.

Big Ol’ Bag of Freedom Slushies


  • 1 Big Ol’ Bag of Freedom
  • Lemon wedge (for garnish)


Remove Big Ol’ Bag of Freedom from the box, placing the bag into the freezer. Let freeze for 10 – 12 hours, until slushie consistency. Take the bag out of the freezer and break up the ice chunks. Place the bag back into the freezer for another hour. Remove and cut open the bag, scooping slushies into mason jars. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

This recipe was provided by Twisted Tea.

Lastly, if you want to make more elevated iced tea cocktails, Torani Flavoring Syrups has created a variety of recipes that will definitely impress. From a sugar free option to tropical inspired libation there are many cocktails try.

Torani Flavoring Syrups have a wide variety of flavors that are perfect to boost a classic iced tea. Personally, the combination of blackberry, iced tea and bourbon is a classic. For a more exotic approach, consider the guava flavor with a touch of rum. You might feel transported to that tropical beach.

If you are looking to give your favorite iced tea a little boost, consider some iced tea cocktails. One sip and you could feel more refreshed.

Related Story. KIT KAT apple pie flavor is the perfect summer candy. light

What is your favorite summer cocktail? Do you try to pair your cocktails with your meals?