Boozy Iced Tea Lemonade

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Perhaps my favorite iced beverage is iced tea.  I find it super refreshing and it quenches my thirst.  I can get a large iced tea for around a dollar or make a huge pitcher myself for pennies.  I like it because I always get unsweetened iced tea so it has zero calories in it.  On occasion I sweeten it with stevia.

Grab a straw and try a tall glass of this Bozzy Iced tea Lemonade made with fresh lemons.

I also like flavored iced teas.  In the summer I try to make different flavors like strawberry tea, lemon lime tea, or berry iced tea.  When I have flavored iced tea I usually lightly sweeten them because it just tastes better.  I like putting fresh fruit in them as well.

Boozy Iced Tea Lemonade

Did you know that June 10th is National Iced Tea Day?  As soon as I heard that I knew I wanted to host an event to share some fun iced tea recipes.  Today I’m sharing a recipe for Boozy Iced Tea Lemonade.   I chose this recipe because my husband loves Iced Tea Lemonade.

Blending whole lemons gives this Boozy Iced Tea Lemonade a bright, fresh flavor.

This recipe is great for summer because it’s refreshing but it also packs a bit of a punch from the rum.  You can use rum or vodka or gin in this recipe.  Any of those would work with the flavor of the iced tea lemonade.  I chose rum because it’s my favorite and I had a bottle in the house.

Make fresh squeezed lemon juice from my Boozy Iced Tea Lemonade

The Boozy Iced Tea Lemonade has an amazing flavor because instead of squeezing the juice from the lemons you actually put the lemons in a food processor and blend them.  Then you strain the solids through a sieve and you are left with the freshest tasting lemonade.   It has both lemon juice and lemon zest in it so it has a lot of zesty flavor. It’s mixed with a bit of sugar to give it a sweet and tart taste.

If you like Arnold Palmers give it a twist with this Boozy Iced Tea Lemonade

You can make any type of tea to go with the lemonade, just simply add honey to it. I used regular old black tea and it worked out fine. I also added in a bit of fresh mint from my garden to give it a hint of flavor.  The resulting beverage is so good and refreshing.  It can be a bit dangerous though as it doesn’t taste like there is any alcohol in it so be careful when drinking it!

Grab a straw and try a tall glass of this Bozzy Iced tea Lemonade made with fresh lemons.

Boozy Iced Tea Lemonade

A delicious blend of fresh lemons, black tea, honey, mint, and rum served over ice.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 8 black tea bags
  • 2 c. boiling water
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 4 lemons washed well and quartered
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 handful fresh mint
  • 1 c. rum


  • In a large bowl steep the tea bags with the boiling water and honey for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags, mix well, and add enough cold water to make 4 cups. Set aside.
  • Cut the pith from the center of each lemon quarter and remove any seeds.
  • In a food processor combine the lemons (unpeeled), sugar, mint, and rum. Process until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Press the lemon mixture through a fine mesh sieve, catching the liquid in a bowl.
  • Add enough cold water to the lemonade to make 4 cups.
  • Combine the lemonade and iced tea in a pitcher and mix well. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • When ready to serve fill a glass with ice and pour the iced tea lemonade over top of it. Serve with a straw and a lemon wedge.


Recipe adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine

Fill a glass with ice and sip on this Boozy Iced Tea Lemonade

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  1. I often spike my tea but haven’t made it with lemonade yet and love the idea of pureeing the entire lemon. Thanks for hosting Heather.

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