Don’t get me wrong, iced tea is delicious on its own, but when you spike it with vodka, it’s on a whole new level.
This quick and easy Ice Tea Vodka cocktail is super refreshing and the perfect drink to sip when the weather warms up in spring on into summer.
With a little bit of lemon, a touch of sweetness and your favorite vodka, this boozy drink is sure to be one of your new favorite easy vodka recipes to make at home.
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Vodka and Ice Tea
This easy vodka cocktail is perfect for the person looking to enjoy a drink at home. There’s no shaking or straining and it’s super straight forward.
Like most of my cocktail recipes, you can use this recipe as a base and add or take away flavors from there.
So if you love iced tea, the chances are high that you’ll love this drink idea.
Some cocktails can be full of added sugars, but this one uses natural ingredients, like honey, lemon, and mint. Black tea even has some health benefits. We won’t get too deep about the vodka.
Can you mix vodka with iced tea
Of course, you can mix vodka with iced tea. And it tastes really good. To ensure that you love the flavor, use your favorite brands of iced tea and vodka. You can’t go wrong.
Doesn’t spiked iced tea just sound like a great idea?
How to Make Ice Tea Vodka
This cocktail recipe requires no special skills. Just stirring. And quite frankly, it won’t be ruined if you don’t stir it well.
- 1 oz. your favorite vodka
- 1/2 oz. orange liqueur (such as Cointreau)
- 4 1/2 oz Teavana Meyer Lemon Black Tea, or other prepared black tea
- 1/2 tsp honey
- lemon juice from 1/4 of a lemon
- fresh mint, for garnish
I like Tito’s vodka in my cocktails. Or I just grab whatever is first in my alcohol cupboard. While the flavor of vodka differs slightly depending on the brand, you can pretty much use any kind in a mixed drink.
Don’t have Cointreau or Triple Sec? Just leave it out! You can substitute a splash of orange juice if you have it. Or a drop of orange essential oil (providing it is food grade and safe for consumption).
I used a Teavana tea that I already had. If you can’t find it you can use another black tea. I would use something without too much added sugar or flavors until you know how you like this recipe and then you can experiment.
An earl gray or ginger peach black tea would probably be delicious!
In a tall glass with ice measure in your vodka, orange liqueur and black tea.
Add honey, if you need it.
A squeeze of fresh lemon is all you need to finish off this simple vodka drink.
The Teavana tea that I used had some added flavors but adding fresh citrus is a great way to really amp up a cocktail recipe.
Stir with a bar spoon and garnish with fresh mint. Boom. You’re ready to drink this boozy beverage.
Clap the sprig of mint in between your palms once or twice before you add it to the glass. It will release even more fragrance! Your nose will love it, trust me!
Spiked Ice Tea Vodka Cocktail
- In a tall glass with ice add vodka, orange liqueur, black tea, honey, and lemon juice.
- Stir with a bar spoon.
- Garnish with mint.
If sweet tea is more your thing, you can easily turn this into a Sweet Tea Vodka drink by adding more sweetener (to taste).
Add even more flavor to this super simple drink by using a flavored vodka. My homemade orange-infused vodka would be so yummy in this.
Or make it “skinny” by skipping the sweetener altogether and choosing a black tea without any added sugars.
Not a fan of black tea? Use green tea instead. You can check out my Hot Green Tea and Vodka recipe, also, if you’re looking for a warm drink instead.
To make this recipe for a large group just pick up one of those big old jugs of iced tea from the market. I like to get unsweetened so I can control how much sugar goes in. The fresh lemon really brings this type of tea to life.
You can also create your own ice tea flavored vodka for more tea flavor and to use in other tasty cocktails.
Looking for more recipes with vodka? Whether it’s summer, winter, fall, or spring — you’re going to enjoy these quick and easy vodka cocktails.
- Classic and Refreshing Vodka Gimlet – A classic Vodka Gimlet is just 2 ingredients but it’s easier to drink than you may think! The Rose’s lime juice gives it just enough sweetness to not even notice you are pretty much drinking straight vodka.
- Super Yummy Cranberry Vodka Slush – While I made this Cranberry Vodka Slush recipe for Christmas time, it would still be perfect for summer! The spiced cranberry juice is tart and flavorful and a slushy beverage is the best way to cool down on a hot day.
- Stupid Easy Vodka and Coke Cocktail Idea – While I love a well-crafted cocktail at home, sometimes you just want a quick drink. This stupid easy Vodka and Coke is hardly a recipe but sure does hit the spot after a long day.
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Make this yummy Ice Tea Vodka recipe next time you want to something boozy and refreshing that will get you in the mood for summer.