Bergamot Iced Tea Cocktail

bermagot iced tea cocktail recipeIt seems like I always have a summer drink. Last summer, I was into vodka collins. This summer, it is citrus vodka and iced tea and… SkinnyGirl Pina Colada with a splash of pineapple. Chenin, if you are reading this, I can sense your disappointment in me, but I just cannot help myself.

Specifically, bergamot iced tea and citrus vodka. A few weeks ago, my husband and I went on a rare date and after a lovely meal, we decided to check out Revel. Not only is the casino gorgeous (and smoke free!), I fell in love with this iced tea drink. You could get into some serious trouble with these, they go down mighty easy. Bergamot is a citrus fruit, and somewhere between a lemon and a grapefruit. It is perfect for iced tea, and even more perfect with a shot of citrus vodka in it. Lots of ice and a squeeze of lemon, and it is just about the most refreshing cocktail I have ever had.

bermagot iced tea cocktail recipe1 1/3 cups sugar
1 1/3 cups sugar
8 Double Bergamot Earl Grey tea bags
2 lemons
citrus vodka

bermagot iced tea cocktail recipeStart by making a simple syrup. Combine sugar and water and bring to a boil.

bermagot iced tea cocktail recipeWhen the mixture is clear, it is ready. Cool to room temperature.

bermagot iced tea cocktail recipeBring 3 quarts of water to a boil.

bermagot iced tea cocktail recipeAdd tea bags.

bermagot iced tea cocktail recipeSteep for about 3 minutes. It will be pretty dark. Cool completely.

bermagot iced tea cocktail recipeI like to make really big ice cubes instead of adding lots of ice cubes. It doesn’t water the tea down as much. Add some water to a small bowl with a few lemon slices and freeze until solid. Be smarter than me, make sure that it is not too big for the pitcher that you are going to use. Don’t ask me why I know to remind you of this. You could also freeze the tea so that it does not dilute it at all.

bermagot iced tea cocktail recipeWhen both the tea and simple syrup are cool, pour in enough simple syrup until it as sweet as you like it. I usually start with half and go from there. As much as I love sweets, I do not like overly sweet tea. It is completely up to your taste.

bermagot iced tea cocktail recipeTo unmold the ice, dip the bowl into water for a few seconds, it should pop right out.

bermagot iced tea cocktail recipeAdd the ice to the pitcher.

bermagot iced tea cocktail recipePour some tea into a glass. I like lots of ice in my drink. Add a shot (again, depends on your taste) of citrus vodka. And a squeeze of lemon. Cheers!

bermagot iced tea cocktail recipe

Bergamot Iced Tea Cocktail

Bergamot Iced Tea Cocktail

Bergamot Iced Tea Cocktail - think of this as adult sweet tea. Refreshing with a little kick.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 8 Double Bergamot Earl Grey tea bags
  • 2 lemons
  • citrus vodka

Instructions

  1. Start by making a simple syrup. Combine sugar and water and bring to a boil. When the mixture is clear, it is ready. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Add tea bags. Steep for about 3 minutes. It will be pretty dark. Cool completely.
  3. When both the tea and simple syrup are cool, pour in enough simple syrup until it as sweet as you like it. I usually start with half and go from there. As much as I love sweets, I do not like overly sweet tea. It is completely up to your taste.
  4. Pour some tea into a glass. I like lots of ice in my drink. Add a shot (again, depends on your taste) of citrus vodka. And a squeeze of lemon. Cheers!
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. Carla @ Carlas Confections

    That looks awfully amazing! I am a huge fan of iced tea, so this just sounds perfect πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks Carla, I made another tea concoction yesterday that is so good, can’t wait to share.

  2. Glenda

    Is the recipie correct? Mine says 1 1/3 c sugar & 1 1/3 c sugar> Sorry, don’t understand.

    1. bakedbree

      Obviously, it is a typo, my apologies.

  3. Katie @ Blonde Ambition

    What a perfect summer cocktail! And the addition of tea makes it a little less guilt-inducing riiight? πŸ˜‰

    1. bakedbree

      Totally.

  4. cocktail recipes with vodka

    Ooh it looks delicious and low carb too is such a winner! πŸ˜€

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you!

  5. Brandon

    Love the featured image, your photography never ceases to draw me in to read more… and then the recipes keep me! This tea looks delicious!

    1. bakedbree

      thank you so much Brandon, you are so sweet.

  6. Laura

    I have also tried this with pear vodka… It was Yummy!

    1. bakedbree

      that sounds delicious.

  7. Yannick

    Great recipe, I introduced in our Resort…easy to have the bergamot as I grow it our garden here in Koh Phangan!! I just use a tea pot to serve it..small one, make his effect

    1. bakedbree

      Amazing! I wish that I had bergamot growing in my garden.

  8. sharon garofalow

    I so appreciate the photo with your kid trying to be in the photo. My kids hate to be in my blog photos but somehow always end up in the cocktail posts! πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      Ha! That’s funny.

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