21 New Ways to Enjoy Sweet Tea
Although some may argue there is only one way to drink tea—sweet and iced—here are some must-try iced tea recipes.
There is simply no more iconic Southern drink.
Recipe: Classic Sweet Tea
Blueberries and lemon add a refreshing flair to iced tea for your next summer get-together.
- Recipe: Lemon-Blueberry Sweet Tea
Tiramisù is delicious no matter what. Throw sweet tea into the mix and you'll have a to-die-for dessert.
- Recipe: Sweet Tea Tiramisù
Shake your thirst with an inviting glass of Blackberry Sweet Tea. For the garnish, cut desired amount of wooden skewers into 5-inch lengths; then place fresh blackberries on skewers.
- Recipe: Blackberry Sweet Tea
Combine two Southern favorites—lemonade and iced tea—for a deliciously refreshing drink.
- Recipe: Lemonade Sweet Tea
This salad is packed with delicious ingredients—pecans, shrimp, peaches, and blue cheese. Whip up an easy Sweet Tea Vinaigrette to top it off.
Pineapple, orange, lemon juice, and cloves help upgrade this Southern classic. Garnish with lemon slices for a memorable drink.
- Recipe: Citrus Sweet Tea
This iced cocktail features the best of two classic Southern drinks: the mint julep and sweet tea. For best results, sip in a rocking chair on a front porch somewhere.
- Recipe: Mint Julep Sweet Tea
Instead of sweetening your iced tea with sugar, use honey instead. Add some grated fresh ginger for a delightful twist.
- Recipe: Ginger-and-Honey Sweet Tea
Serve this sweet concoction over ice cream with salted nuts. Yum!
- Recipe: Sweet Tea Dulce de Leche
Great for a summer party, this peach sweet tea punch is a refreshing crowd pleaser.
A hint of tea, brown sugar, and rosemary makes up the marinade for this grilled chicken. The combination is irresistible!
- Recipe: Sweet Tea-Brined Chicken
Spiked with bourbon or rum, this sweet tea is just for the adults. Garnish with fresh sugarcane and pineapple slices for a sophisticated presentation.
- Recipe: Spiked Lemonade Sweet Tea
No need to make plain rice ever again! Use tea instead of water while cooking for added flavor.
- Recipe: Sweet Tea Rice
Kick up your rice a notch with jalapeños. Paired with sweet peaches, this recipe will be your favorite sweet-and-spicy side dish.
Try a fresh tabbouleh recipe for another twist on plain rice—seasoned with mint, lemon juice, parsley, and green onions.
- Recipe: Sweet Tea Rice Tabbouleh
Serve refreshing sweet tea to guests without a tinge of guilt. This green tea version is sweetened with honey and flavored with orange and lime. At 68 calories per cup, you may find a new summer favorite.
- Recipe: Slightly Sweet Tea
Feeling rowdy? Spin this into a tipsy cake by substituting up to 2 Tbsp. vodka or bourbon for the lemon juice in the frosting.
Recipe: Sweet Tea-and-Lemonade Cake