Spiked Sweet Tea

Kicked up with golden rum, this sweet tea is an interesting take on a longtime Southern classic.


  • 7 cups water
  • 6 orange pekoe tea bags
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup Bacardi 151 or other high-proof golden rum
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
  • Directions

  • Bring 4 cups of the water to a boil in a medium saucepan and add the tea bags. Remove the pan from the heat, cover it, and allow the tea bags to steep for
    5 minutes.
  • Remove and discard the tea bags. Add the sugar to the saucepan and stir until dissolved. Add the remaining 3 cups water and stir to combine. Transfer the mixture to a pitcher, and add the lemon juice and rum. Chill thoroughly before serving.
  • Serve over ice, in tall glasses garnished with mint sprigs
  • Signature


    1. I absolutely loved this and i'll tell you why. When others drink around me, I like to spike my tea. haha Everyone laughs and calls it country, but I could give two hoots. lol I will take tea however I can get it. 😀 Only difference is that I like it with sweet 'n'low. Better for me. 🙂 Visiting from FTLOB! Enjoyed the post!

      Blessings, Kisses & Coladas,

      Jenny @ Jems From Jenny

      • Slidecutter says:

        lol…so happy you liked this, Jenny! One of my favs is Long Island Iced Tea and, being from New York, it sure isn't "country"!! Spike it and enjoy!

        Thanks for stopping by!

    2. Sarah says:

      Mmm. I'm going to try this this weekend for a party!

    3. Marlee says:

      This looks super good! Found you at the Thirsty Thursday's blog hop and am glad I did! Am a happy new follower :).


    4. YES!! I love this yummy sounding drink. Sounds totally refreshing and I will have two please 🙂

    5. Katie says:

      Ah, Southern, sweet, and alcoholic. The perfect drink 🙂 Yum!

    6. I love sweet tea, lemon aid and vodka, refreshing and so good.

    7. Bernie says:

      I think the Sweet Tea thing is a southern thing. I'm not a big fan of iced tea, but the Mr. loves it. The name Sweet Tea makes me think of Kool-Aid with a Tea flavor. *lol*

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