Blackberry-Lemonade Iced Tea

Serve this refreshing blackberry-lemonade iced tea for summer entertaining. I’ve created this drink recipe that will please the whole family.

blackberry-lemonade iced tea - 3 glasses

Nothing says “southern” like a glass of sweetened iced tea! I was raised on it, and at family reunions there are pitchers and pitchers of it with everyone sharing their favorite recipe. As my palate has matured and I’m more conscious of how I prepare food and drink, I can hardly stomach super sweet tea anymore. That’s why I always order it unsweetened and add a half packet of sweetener instead.

I teamed up with Equal® to create this blackberry-lemonade iced tea recipe that’s big on flavor, and lets you control the sweet level with ease. In fact, the reason I love these sweetener packets is that they dissolve in cold drinks unlike sugar which settles to the bottom. They’re also good for those living with diabetes and need to keep their blood glucose levels in check.

Serve this pretty red drink as a signature beverage for a red, white & blue party for July 4th, for a shower, or for a family gathering {like a family reunion}. The flavor combines blackberries and a hint of pomegranate, with just enough lemonade to add depth but not sweetness.

If you like flavored ice tea you’ll love my summer dinner party with iced tea bar!

blackberry-lemonade iced tea top view blackberry-lemonade iced tea pitcher and glass

Blackberry-Lemonade Iced Tea

  • 5 cups water
  • 16 Blackberry-Pomegranate flavor tea bags
  • 1 cup lemonade
  • 4-5 packets Equal® sweetener
  • Garnish: frozen blackberries, lemon slice, fresh mint

Bring water to a boil in a sauce pan; add tea bags and remove from heat, steeping for 10 minutes.

Remove tea bags and let tea cool completely.

When cooled, pour into a pitcher and mix in lemonade. Add 4-5 packets of Equal® sweetener, to taste.

Serve over ice.

You’ll notice in the recipe that I’ve stated 4 to 5 sweetener packets. I like a mildly sweet flavor so I like four packets. If you like things a little sweeter you can add five. But that’s the beauty of Equal® – you can control the taste even when the drinks are cold!

blackberry-lemonade iced tea glass top viewblackberry-lemonade iced tea with frozen berry garnish

More great ways to use Equal®:

  • In other hot or cold beverages like tea, coffee, smoothies, or lemonade
  • Sprinkle over hot of cold cereal, and/or fresh fruit
  • Can be used in cooking and some baking recipes

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16 Comments

  1. I love tea and lemonade. They are my drinks for the spring and summer. They seem to quench my thrist better than any other drink. This recipe sounds divine. Thank you for sharing. Love Blackberry and Pomegranate.

  2. Looks refreshing. I’ll have to try it this weekend when we have our expected 80 degree day. Unusual for this time of year in Oregon.

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