Vodka Iced Tea

Vodka and Ice Tea and Iced Tea Vodka are two very different things. One is basically a cocktail while the other is a vodka infusion. Really the latter is just tea flavoured vodka that has been either artificially flavoured or infused using tea leaves. Brands of tea flavoured vodka are detailed below.

Iced tea and vodka comes in many guises and can be a brilliantly refreshing drink. At London Cocktail Week this year I came across a recipe that really hit the spot (see Momo's Sassy Punch just below).

The great thing about putting together a cocktail with iced tea is that the options are endless. There are countless variations in tea and if you are into your tea varieties you can experiment very easily with iced tea vodka recipes. As a guide, if you add some sugar or sugar syrup to your vodka and iced tea plus perhaps a squeeze or two of lemon juice you should be onto a winner!

To prep the tea you can either chill a batch of your brewed tea of choice or alternatively buy a powdered mix that simply needs to be diluted.

If you are feeling adventurous you could always infuse your own vodka with tea but this will result in something quite different and need a lot of straining. Vodka is a versatile spirit that really can be infused with pretty much anything.

Vodka Iced Tea Recipes

Momo’s Sassy Punch

This is the recipe that was served at London Cocktail Week in the Ketel One Hub.

Yield:1 cocktail

Prep Time:5 minutes (plus prep time for chilling tea and making sugar syrup if required)

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml or 2 oz Ketel One Vodka (or vodka of your choosing)
  • 150 ml or 5 oz iced blackberry and Earl Grey tea
  • 15 ml 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • Approximately 15 ml or 0.5 oz sugar syrup
  • Nutmeg

Instructions:

  1. Fill a high ball glass with ice and add a few shakes of nutmeg then swizzle the ice around the glass.
  2. Combine the vodka, iced tea, lemon juice and sugar syrup by adding to a cocktail shaker and vigorously shaking.
  3. Pour the contents into your glass and serve.

Shanghai Green Tea

Yield:1 cocktail

Prep Time:3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 40 ml or 1.4 oz vodka
  • 120 ml or 4.2 oz iced green tea
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • Lemon wedge to garnish

Instructions:

  1. Fill a high ball glass with ice and add the vodka and green tea.
  2. Stir in the sugar
  3. Serve with lemon wedge and stirrer.

Absolut Vanilla Pod

Yield:1 cocktail

Prep Time:4 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 40 ml or 1.4 oz Absolut vanilla vodka
  • 120 ml or 4.2 oz iced vanilla tea
  • Sugar syrup (optional to taste)
  • Dash of Angostura Bitters

Instructions:

  1. Fill a high ball glass with ice.
  2. Add the vodka and iced tea into a cocktail shaker along with the sugar syrup (if adding) and bitters.
  3. Shake well and pour into the ice-filled glass.

Fat Tuesday Iced Tea

Try this for a zingy, citrus tea flavour.

Yield:1 cocktail

Prep Time:4 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml or 1.75 oz citrus vodka (such as Absolut or Skyy)
  • 15 ml or 0.5 oz lemon juice
  • 15 ml or 0.5 oz sugar syrup
  • 120 ml or 4.2 oz iced tea

Instructions:

  1. Fill a high ball glass with ice.
  2. Add the vodka and iced tea into a cocktail shaker along with the sugar syrup and lemon juice
  3. Give it a good shake and strain into your prepped glass.

Tip:If your iced tea is already sweetened then you can remove the sugar syrup and top up with more tea depending on how sweet you want the cocktail to turn out.

Firefly

Products include: Original sweet Tea, Skinny Tea, Raspberry Tea, Peach Tea

Produced on Wadmalaw Island in South Carolina, USA, Firefly purports as being the world’s first hand-crafted sweet tea flavoured vodka. It is distilled four times, infused with tea that is grown on a plantation just five miles away and then blended with real Louisiana sugar cane.

www.firefly.com

Distributor Map (states only)

Absolut Wild Tea

This is Absolut Vodka infused with Chinese black tea and oolong tea plus added elderflower flavourings.

Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka

Winner of a gold medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2011, Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka is made in Austin Texas with honey and tea leaves and distilled ten times. It claims to be an all natural product with no artificial flavourings.

www.deepeddyvodka.com/

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