cherry lOng island iced tea

AuthorHeather WallaceCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Amped up with cherry flavor this long island iced tea is the refreshing drink you've been looking for this summer!

I've always found long island iced teas way too strong so I set out to create one that actually tastes good. And bonus...if you don't want alcohol in it you can easily omit it with this recipe! Letting the cherries marinade in the tea overnight brings out the fruity notes in the tea but if you don't have the patience to wait that long you can still enjoy right away and mix up your drink but I highly recommend letting the mixture sit overnight. Either way it's super delish!

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time1 dayCook Time5 minsTotal Time1 day 5 mins
 6 black tea bags
 2 cups boiling water
 16 cherries, muddled plus more for garnish
 8 oz white rum (optional)
 8 oz cherry cola
 juice of 1 lemon
 mint and lemon slices for garnish
Gather Ingredients...
1

Brew...
2

Brew 6 black tea bags in 2 cups of boiling water for 4 minutes, remove tea bags and discard.

Add the juice of 1 lemon and set aside to cool.

Muddle and Shake...
3

Pit 16 cherries and muddle to release the juices.

4

Combine brewed tea with muddled cherries.

Refrigerate tea mixture overnight.

Strain and Enjoy...
5

For each glass, place 2 ounces of white rum (optional) with 4 ounces of the tea mixture in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds.

6

Strain into glasses with fresh ice and top with 2 ounces of cherry cola per glass.

7

Serve garnished with mint and lemon slices.

Ingredients

 6 black tea bags
 2 cups boiling water
 16 cherries, muddled plus more for garnish
 8 oz white rum (optional)
 8 oz cherry cola
 juice of 1 lemon
 mint and lemon slices for garnish

Directions

Gather Ingredients...
1

Brew...
2

Brew 6 black tea bags in 2 cups of boiling water for 4 minutes, remove tea bags and discard.

Add the juice of 1 lemon and set aside to cool.

Muddle and Shake...
3

Pit 16 cherries and muddle to release the juices.

4

Combine brewed tea with muddled cherries.

Refrigerate tea mixture overnight.

Strain and Enjoy...
5

For each glass, place 2 ounces of white rum (optional) with 4 ounces of the tea mixture in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds.

6

Strain into glasses with fresh ice and top with 2 ounces of cherry cola per glass.

7

Serve garnished with mint and lemon slices.

cherry lOng island iced tea
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