Southern Style Iced Tea Cocktail recipe

This Southern Style Iced Tea Cocktail recipe is a delicious grown-up twist on a childhood favorite drink. Mix up a glass and sit a spell on the front porch and watch the world go by at a leisurely pace.

Southern Style Iced Tea Cocktail recipe

Growing up in the South, iced tea was as common as feathers on a chicken 😉 …and the sweeter, the better! It was the quintessential “social” beverage at casual cookouts, reunions, church socials, and Sunday Suppers. When I went to college I was friends with a lot of Northerners who quickly learned the virtues of sweetened iced tea at every meal {ECU had a lot of students from New Jersey, Maryland, & PA}.

As an adult I still like to enjoy a glass of iced tea, but I think I like it this way even better – with a kick! I mixed up a southern style iced tea cocktail that is great to enjoy for a southern style dinner party, or for an afternoon “tea party.” I’m pretty sure I need to introduce this cocktail at the next gathering. And since it’s made with bourbon I just know that the guys are going to like too!

A southern iced tea cocktail is the best way to cool off when hosting summer parties.

two southern style iced tea cocktail glasses with lemontwo Lipton southern style iced tea cocktail glasses

I hope you’ll give this recipe a try and bring in a little taste of the South.

Southern Style Iced Tea Cocktail recipe

  • 4 oz lemon flavored iced tea {Lipton 100 Calorie Half & Half (Tea & Lemonade)}
  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 3/4 oz pomegranate juice

Combine all ingredients together over ice. Garnish with lemon slice.

The bourbon pairs well with the iced tea, and the addition of the pomegranate imparts another layer of flavor on top of the lemon. I also tried this drink using the Lipton Diet Green Tea Honey Ginseng and it worked equally well. For the kids, I made a glass without the bourbon and my daughter loved it.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lipton Iced Tea. The opinions and text are all mine.

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