Slowly but surely, we’re making our way back to summer. On some of those blistering summer days you know are bound to happen, when it seems like the only thing left to do is melt into a puddle of sweat before completely evaporating away, the only thing that can save you is a long and refreshing drink of an icy cold beverage.
For us at Zipps Liquor, one of our favorite remedies for the extreme heat is the classic and irresistible sweet tea vodka. There are about a thousand ways to mix one of these up, however, and we suggest you try at least a handful of them to find the recipe you like best.
To get you started, today we’re sharing our favorite sweet tea vodka recipe.
How to make Sweet Tea Vodka
The goal is for the drink to be as refreshing as possible. So, for starters, what’s one of the most refreshing drinks you can think of? Maybe a crisp, minty mojito comes to mind. Our favorite sweet tea vodka takes those same smooth flavors of a mojito to add a fresh twist to sweet tea.
- 10 mint leaves plus some sprigs
- 1 ½ ounces of sweet tea
- ½ of lime juice, better if fresh
- 1 ½ ounces of vodka
- 3 ounces of club soda
- Lime wedges for garnishing
Sweet Tea Vodka Recipe
- Muddle the mint leaves and the sweet tea together in a shaker
- Add both the vodka and the lime juice, then ice and shake until frosty
- Strain into your glass of choice already filled with ice
- Add the club soda and stir everything together
- Add the lime wedges and sprigs as a garnish
For this recipe, we like using a clean, non-offensive, tried-and-true vodka. Tito’s is a wonderful choice, and Taaka will also work very well. And since we’re leaning into the refreshing mint and citrus flavors, it’s also a good idea to use a more citrus-y flavored vodka.
There are also modifications you can make with the other ingredients. Add more tea and less club soda if you prefer, or maybe even swap the soda out for something else like cranberry juice. Truly, the possibilities and variations of a good sweet tea vodka are endless. Try a little bit of everything and find out what you like best!