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Homemade Sweet Tea Vodka

Homemade Sweet Tea Vodka

The last few times I have visited the US, I have fallen in love with sweet tea vodka. Those of you who know what it is are probably nodding your head, those who don’t are probably thinking “What in the heck is that?”

Well, it is vodka that is infused with tea and sweetened a tiny bit. It makes fabulous, summery cocktails. The problem for me? I’m not sure that anywhere in Calgary sells it and I am too lazy to go looking for it.

Sweet Tea Vodka

Google to the rescue! There were quite a few different methods on the interwebs to try. I decided to try the easiest one and it worked!

I am going to give you instructions to make a pint. Make it, try it and then you can increase the recipe to whatever volume you wish to make. Just be careful and don’t let it steep too long as it can get bitter if you do.

Sweet Tea Vodka Recipe

Sweet Tea Vodka Cocktails

Homemade Sweet Tea Vodka

Yield: 16 ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Did you know you can make your own Sweet Tea Vodka at home? It's the perfect base for yummy summer cocktails!

Ingredients

Sweet Tea Vodka

  • 3 tea bags, I used normal black tea but other varieties would be fine
  • 1 pint Vodka
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar

Instructions

  1. Fill pint sized glass jar (or larger) with vodka.
  2. Add three tea bags.
  3. Shake and then let steep for 2 hours.
  4. Remove tea bags.
  5. Stir in sugar.
  6. Keep stirring...it takes a while for it to dissolve.
  7. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Carbohydrates: 1gSugar: 1g

Even if you do live somewhere that sells sweet tea vodka, I recommend trying your hand at making it. It is super easy and a way to use up some of the 6 open, partially used vodka bottles kicking around in your liquor cabinet (or is that just me?). I would love to hear of any great cocktails you come up with using it!

Sweet Tea Vodka Cocktails

My favourite sweet tea vodka cocktail is super simple. Fill your favourite glass with lots of ice, add one ounce of sweet tea vodka and then fill with lemon San Pellegrino to the top. Garnish with a slice of lemon. Now you have a Spiked Arnold Palmer, a summery cocktail that is perfect for the patio!

Pair your hard tea and lemonade (what I grew up calling tea and lemonade mixed together…I’d never heard of an Arnold Palmer) with some Black Bean, Corn and Lime Vegetarian Nachos and Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip for the perfect patio party or take a batch along with one of my famous Summer Potluck Recipes to your next get together.

Looking for more great cocktail ideas? Well, check out my Summer Cocktails post. Your guests will thank you!

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Terri

Monday 20th of January 2020

Do you store extra in the fridge?

Merry Kuchle

Monday 20th of January 2020

I don’t. Alcohol is inhospitable to mould. You could tho.

Juanda

Saturday 31st of August 2019

It’s called a John Daly

Liza

Saturday 17th of August 2019

How long will this last once made? I wouldn’t be using all 16 oz. at the same time.

Merry Kuchle

Saturday 17th of August 2019

Without the sugar it will last a long time. Even with it, it should last quite a while.

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