If you drink a ton of iced tea or serve a lot of it at a restaurant, then it only makes sense to buy it in bulk, wholesale quantities. But you don't have to drink all of that iced tea plain, either. There are plenty of cocktails you can make if you want to enjoy new and different beverages. Here are three cocktail recipes to try making when you have lots of iced tea on-hand.
Iced tea and lemonade pair together so well. This alcoholic version of the classic combo is a great one to enjoy on summer days. To make a pitcher of Fresh 50/50, you need:
- 3 cups prepared iced tea
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup simple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups cold water
- 1/2 cup plain vodka
- lots of ice
- lemon slices
Pour the simple syrup, lemon juice, and water into a pitcher. Stir well. Add the iced tea and vodka, and stir again. Then, add the ice and lemon slices. Give the drink a minute to chill over the ice, and then pour it into glasses to serve.
Raspberry Tea Spritzers
This is the perfect drink for a summer brunch. Raspberries pair so well with both the iced tea and the champagne in this recipe. To make one pitcher, you'll need:
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 2 cups iced tea
- 2 cups champagne (a sweeter variety works best)
- 1/2 cup soda water
- plenty of ice
Place the iced tea and the raspberries in the bottom of a large pitcher. Use a muddler to crush up the raspberries. Pour in the soda water and champagne, and wait for the bubbles to settle. Then, add some ice to the pitcher to keep the cocktails chilled. Pour into champagne flutes to serve.
Bourbon and Tea
Bourbon and tea make a popular combination in the American South. It's generally made with sweet tea, but this version calls for classic iced tea plus some extra honey for sweetness. To make one pitcher, you'll need:
- 4 cups iced tea
- 1 cup of your favorite bourbon
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- plenty of ice
Pour the iced tea, honey, and lemon juice into a pitcher. Stir until the honey is completely dissolved. Add the bourbon and some ice, and serve.
With these recipes in your back pocket, you'll never worry about having extra iced tea again. For more ideas, contact wholesale iced tea suppliers.