3 Refreshing Sweet Tea Vodka Recipes

Karen Frazier
Hibiscus tea

Sweet tea and vodka combine in cocktails to make a light, refreshing summer drink. You can add various liqueurs and flavors to make the cocktails unique and delicious.

Hibiscus Sweet Tea

This sweet tea and vodka cocktail has a lovely floral flavor from the hibiscus liqueur. Make a single glass from the recipe or mix up a batch in a pitcher.


  • Ice
  • 1 ounce hibiscus liqueur
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 6 ounces sweet tea
  • Lemon twist


  1. Fill a collins glass half full with ice.
  2. Add the hibiscus liqueur, vodka, and sweet tea. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Berry Sweet Tea

Sweet tea is a summertime favorite, particularly when you combine it with berries. This hard version uses Chambord, which is a raspberry-flavored liqueur, but you can use any berry flavored liqueur in its place. It makes one cocktail.

Berry sweet tea


  • Ice
  • 1 ounce berry flavored vodka
  • 1 ounce Chambord liqueur
  • 6 ounces sweet tea
  • Fresh berries for garnish


  1. Fill a collins glass half full with ice.
  2. Add the berry flavored vodka, Chambord, and tea. Stir to combine.
  3. Garnish with berries if desired.

Orange Sweet-tini

This martini combines a hint of citrus with sweet tea for a flavorful martini. It serves one.


  • Orange sweet-tini
    Orange wedge
  • Superfine sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 2 ounces sweet tea
  • Ice
  • Orange twist for garnish


  1. Run the orange wedge around the edge of a martini glass and dip the glass in sugar to rim it.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, triple sec, and sweet tea with ice. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into the prepared martini glass and garnish with the twist.

Making Your Own Sweet Tea

You can buy sweet tea commercially, but it's easy to make your own, as well. Store it in a pitcher in the fridge for up to five days. This makes 4 quarts.


  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 12 bags of black tea
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3 quarts of cold water


  1. As soon as the water boils, remove it from the heat and steep the tea bags in it for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and discard them.
  2. While the water is still hot, stir in the sugar, mixing until it is completely dissolved.
  3. Refrigerate until chilled.
  4. Add the cold water and stir until well mixed. Refrigerate until you are ready to use it.

Sweet Boozy Tea

If you like sweet tea and you enjoy a cocktail now and again, why not combine the two for a tasty and fun treat? Sweet tea makes a great mixer for vodka and other cocktail ingredients to make beverages perfect for barbecues and summer parties.

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3 Refreshing Sweet Tea Vodka Recipes