Cool Down With a Glass of Cold Tea
Nothing beats a fresh batch of iced tea during hot the summer months. These cool and refreshing teas pair perfectly with warm, sunny days, and are sure to keep you cool all season long. Whether you’re looking for something to enjoy in the comfort of your air conditioned home or cooling off in the heat during summertime gatherings, these ten iced tea recipes are guaranteed to help you stay cool this year, one sip at a time.
1. Lemonade Iced Tea
Two classic summer beverages are combined to make this delicious lemonade iced tea with mint leaves for an added twist. Hint: for a real kick, adults can add a tablespoon of orange-flavored vodka for late night summer get-togethers.
2. Peach Mango White Iced Tea
You’ll be feeling peachy keen after making a batch of this peach mango white iced tea. Drinking this mango-peach concoction is a delicious way to load up on antioxidants, as you stay cool during hot summer days.
3. Chamomile Strawberry Orange Cold Brewed Tea
This refreshingly fruity chamomile tea is going to be your new go-to summer drink. Want to take it up a notch? Fresh raspberries make for an excellent fruity addition, or try a lemon peel to boost the citrus aromatics of this heavenly hot weather beverage.
4. Lemon Blueberry Pomegranate Iced Tea
Calling all berry lovers! This simple and healthy berry tea recipe combines the magical flavors of blueberries, lemon, and pomegranate. After one sip, this recipe will become a new summertime staple that’s sure to delight.
5. Pineapple-Basil Tea
Get tropical this summer with this pineapple and basil infused black tea. You’ll only need a couple of ingredients to brew this flavor-packed tropical inspired tea that’s sure to be a hit at barbecues and family gatherings all summer long. After all, it’s not summer without fresh pineapple!
6. Lemon Verbena Iced Tea
If you’re a sweet tea addict, try boosting your favorite drink with some herbal flair. This lemon verbena iced tea will get you through the summer’s heat with ease. Bonus: the syrup made with this summertime tea can also be used in other cocktails.
7. Mock Tea Sangría
Beat the heat with an alcohol free sangría drink the whole family is sure to enjoy this summer. Kids will love this ruby red colored tea made from ingredients like grape juice, lime, orange soft drink, and puréed raspberries.
8. Citrus Sweet Tea
If citrus is your jam, then you’ll love this citrus sweet tea recipe. Made out of pineapple, orange, lemon juice, and cloves, this delicious upgraded Southern classic will keep you cool in the summer heat.
9. Sparkling Cranberry Tea Cocktails
This one is for the adults only, a spiked summer beverage that is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next backyard shindig. This sparkling cranberry tea cocktail is made with vodka and orange-flavored liqueur, guaranteed to make your next happy hour the best one yet.
10. Clementine Tea
It doesn’t get any simpler than this. Take it easy this summer with a sweet and satisfying clementine tea recipe that will help you cool off when the weather outside gets hot.