This sangria recipe with iced tea is your new go-to summer entertaining recipe! It's refreshing and fruity and won't make you sloppy drunk!
You know those nights when you want a drink, but you don't want that hangover the next day? This is the perfect solution. There isn't very much alcohol in them. But there is just enough so you know you are drinking. And all the fresh fruit elevates it to super fun status.
The Perfect Day Drink
Day drinking is the ultimate in relaxation. If you can sit down and enjoy a cocktail, in the middle of the day, that means your obligations have been met and you are off the clock for a little while. Unfortunately for me, day drinking also means that I want to take a nap. This sangria recipe with iced tea is the perfect way to indulge in some afternoon sipping without getting sloppy and tired.
How to Make Iced Tea Sangria
Other sangria recipes are mostly wine and sometimes they'll throw in some brandy or other liquor. In this case, the wine is actually diluted a bit by the addition of the iced tea. This is why it's perfect for afternoon imbibing.
It still has all your favorite fruit flavors, but it also has the refreshing taste of iced tea. And you're still drinking wine but about half the amount than you usually would with a glass of regular sangria. I'm fairly addicted to iced tea when the weather warms up. But only black tea. Green tea tastes like dirt. It's a little like a spritzer, but not.
There are just a few simple ingredients in this iced tea sangria recipe:
- White wine
- Black tea
Stirring and making this fun drink couldn't be any easier either!
1. Pour wine and tea together
This iced tea sangria is super simple to make. The first step is to mix a jar of white wine with a jar of black tea in one big pitcher. Give it a really nice stir so it's all combined.
2. Add Fruit
Then, you just add some cut up fruit and let it sit for a few hours so the fruit flavor can really shine through. Limes and lemons are the perfect fruit since they pair really nicely with iced tea, but of course, you can't go wrong with strawberries or even stone fruits.
3. Serve Chilled
This drink tastes best when it is ice cold! Don't let it get warm.
Are you a sangria fan? My go-to for parties that are only a few hours is this passion fruit sangria recipe. But if you are having people over to hang out by the pool for the afternoon, this iced tea sangria is your best bet! I can't wait for summer pool parties! This sangria recipe with iced tea is the perfect way to serve your wine on a warm day!
- 1 bottle white wine, I prefer Sauvignon Blanc but you could also use a pinot grigio, riesling or chenin blanc
- 1 bottle of black tea, you can absolutely brew your own, but why? Bottled teas are pretty tasty and they save SO much time!
- 1 lemon
- 1 lime
- 6 large strawberries
- In a large pitcher, add the wine and tea.
- Cut up the fruit in to large chunks and add it to the pitcher.
- Let it chill in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
- Serve over ice and enjoy the heck out of it!
More Fun Drink Ideas
Here are some more drinks you should mix up and serve with your iced tea sangria.