Glassed of Spiked Iced Tea garnished with lemon slices

Spiked Iced Tea Cocktails

Spiked Iced Tea is the perfect beverage for summer entertaining. It's easy to make with only a few ingredients. And using a basic formula it can be made with any of your favorite flavors.
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Cocktails
Keyword: Spiked Iced Tea
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Amy Katz



  • Add the tea bags to a 2-quart or larger saucepan of boiling water and allow the tea to steep, covered, with the heat off, for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully remove and discard the tea bags using a skimmer.
  • Pour in the sugar and stir until dissolved.
  • Add the cold water, then carefully transfer the iced tea to a pitcher
  • Stir in the rum. 
  • Refrigerate the iced tea until chilled and ready to serve.
  • Before serving, add sliced citrus fruit to the pitcher, if desired.
  • To serve, pour the spiked iced tea into tall glasses filled with ice and garnish with a lemon slice.


The alcohol can also be served on the side to allow your guests to add it to their iced tea themselves. Allow 1.5 ounces per glass.


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Sugar: 9g

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