This quick and easy Iced 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 cocktails to make at home.
This post was originally published on March 16, 2020, and has now been updated with updated links, and more information and instructions to help you create your own cocktail at home!
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 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 straightforward.
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.
Why you need to try this Iced Tea Vodka Cocktail
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?
This cocktail recipe requires no special skills or bar tools. Just stirring. And quite frankly, it won’t be ruined if you don’t stir it well.
Make this yummy Ice Tea Vodka recipe next time you want something boozy and refreshing that will get you in the mood for summer.
You’ll need your favorite vodka (I like Tito’s vodka in my cocktails), an orange liqueur (such as Cointreau), bottled Teavana Meyer Lemon Black Tea is a great option and helps to keep this cocktail quick to make.
You can use another prepared black tea if you have a different favorite or brew tea to use (make it strong!). Look for something without too much added sugar. Earl Grey or Ginger Peach black tea would probably be delicious!
How To Make a Vodka and Iced Tea Cocktail
In a tall glass with ice measure in your vodka, orange liqueur and black tea.
Add honey, if you need it – this will depend on the sweetness of your brand of iced tea.
A squeeze of fresh lemon is all you need to finish off this simple vodka and iced tea drink.
Stir with a bar spoon, then 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!
Frequently Asked Questions
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).
If sweet tea is more your thing, you can easily turn this into a Sweet Tea Vodka drink by adding more sweetener (to taste) or using a store-bought sweet tea.
Yes! You can add even more flavor to this super simple drink by using flavored vodka. My homemade orange-infused vodka would be so yummy in this.
You can also create your own ice tea flavored vodka for more tea flavor and to use in other tasty cocktails.
Make it “skinny” by skipping the sweetener altogether and choosing a black tea without any added sugars.
Give this vodka iced tea a try and let me know what you think!
A few more easy drink recipes you might also enjoy!
- Basic Basil Iced Tea
- Black Tea Sangria
- Cucumber Vodka Gimlet Cocktail
- Easy Lemon Drop Martini Cocktail Recipe
- Easy Apple Juice and Vodka Cocktail
- Blackberry Vodka Champagne Cocktail
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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.