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I was thrilled to partner with Pure Leaf Tea to create this refreshing cocktail. The sweet tea flavor is delish, y’all! I’ve had about every type of sweet tea possible, and I can hands-down say that I LOVE this sweet tea! Plus, it’s the perfect sweetness for creating this cocktail. Let’s get to the recipe, shall we?
Southern Fruit Tea Cocktail
- 2 quarts Lipton Pure Leaf Sweet Tea
- 1 cup lemonade
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- ½ cup orange juice concentrate thawed
- 1 ½ cups dark rum
- sliced lemons pineapple chunks, oranges, mint, and maraschino cherries for garnish
Combine all ingredients and stir well.
Pour individual servings over ice and garnish with fresh fruit.
Something I really appreciate about this recipe is that it’s quick to make. When we’re entertaining, we’re busy running around to pick up toys, clean off tabletops, get the food on the grill, etc. The last thing we need is to spend a crazy amount of time on a drink. We need something quick and delicious every single time it’s made. Plus, I don’t know a single soul that hasn’t loved my Southern Fruit Tea Cocktail. It would be a wonderful signature cocktail for weddings or showers too. Serve it up with a cute striped straw or personalized drink stirrer for a little pizzazz. It looks great in a short cocktail glass, a highball, a wine glass, or even a water glass.
Garnishing is always a must in my book. It instantly takes things from a “drink” to a “fancy cocktail” with a garnish. Just grab a few lemons, oranges, and a pineapple. I love how the fresh fruit infuses the drink with even more flavor too. I always keep maraschino cherries in my refrigerator, so adding one of those in was a no-brainer. I love the pop of red.
So find a hammock or porch swing, sit back, and sip away with this Southern Fruit Tea Cocktail, y’all!
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