Sweet Tea Vodka…..They say that sweet tea and Southern hospitality go hand in hand, but why not take things up a notch with a little bit of vodka? Sweet tea vodka is a popular cocktail in South Carolina, blending the smoothness of vodka with the familiar sweetness of sweet tea. It sort of reminds me of McDonald’s sweet tea recipe without the vodka, of course. This Southern sweet tea vodka is surprisingly easy, and we’ve got the recipe to help you do it right, Southern-style! So, grab that mason jar and prepare to impress your friends and family with your next-level mixology skills.

Sweet Tea Vodka

What Is Sweet Tea Vodka

Homemade Sweet Tea Vodka is the perfect marriage of two Southern staples. A true Southern sweet tea cocktail. Refreshing alcoholic beverages like this take the classic sweet tea recipe to the next level by infusing black tea bags, ice cubes, and spring water with a smooth, premium ml bottle of vodka. This is definitely another one of my black people recipes.

The result is a deliciously sweet and refreshing drink with an even sweeter kick that captures the essence of Southern hospitality in every sip. This drink reminds me of Bojangle hard sweet tea. Whether you’re sipping it on a porch swing, at a backyard BBQ, or at your favorite bar, Sweet Tea Vodka, Southern Style will surely transport you to the heart of the South with its irresistible taste and charm. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the perfect blend of sweet tea and smooth vodka uniquely from my Southern roots. This recipe can be enjoyed with buttermilk fried chicken or oven-baked ribs.

Ingredients For Sweet Tea

Get ready for the ultimate summer drink with real stuff! This refreshing and sweet concoction is made with premium vodka and natural ingredients, blended with half lemonade and a squeeze of lemon, and steeped with authentic tea leaves. It’s the perfect drink to kick off your summer holidays. Mix your cocktail recipes and impress your guests with the ideal summer drink. With Sweet Tea Vodka, summer never tasted so good, folks.

 Lipton Tea- You can use Lipton regular tea bags for that real sweet tea flavor. You can also add Firefly sweet tea vodka and a little more vodka to the mixture, if you know what I mean. ????

Premium Vodka- Choosing the right kind of vodka can make a difference in the taste of your drink. I used Tito’s handmade vodka. Just look for the orange and brown vodka bottles.

Sugar- Any sugar you would like. I used granulated sugar and brown sugar. You can use keto sugar if you are trying to stay away from artificial flavors.

Lemons- The lemons are optional but add a lot of flavor. If you want that burst of citrus taste, add as many lemons as your heart desires.

Sweet Iced Tea– If you like ice in your tea, you must add as much as you like.

How To Make Sweet Tea?

1) Add water to a medium heat pot and bring to a boil. Next, add your tea bags and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves.

2)Allow to boil for 7 minutes. Add vodka to a cup and top with a lemon slice, and there you have sweet iced tea.

Sweet Tea Vodka


These substitutions are great ideas that I think you will enjoy.

Sugar- I know that the sugar in this recipe can be a bit much for folks so try keto or vegan sugar.

Orange Juice- Add a splash of orange juice to mix things up a bit/.

Strawberries- If you want to make a really exciting drink, add some crushed strawberries. If this is your first alcoholic beverage, go for the simple version of this recipe.

Peaches- To make your tea peach flavored. Add your peaches to the boiling water when you add the rest of the ingredients once the peaches begin to break down. Strain the tea into a pitcher and enjoy!


Sweeter-Make your sweet tea even sweeter. Also, the only thing you will need to do is add a lot more sugar until you’ve reached your desired taste.

Mint Leaves- Now, if I know anyone who loves that mint smell and taste, then this one is for you. You can chop and add mint leaves or simply stick a piece in top of your sweet tea.

Syrup- Add a splash of some simple syrup. Whatever your preference is. You can even go for a few drizzles of honey.

Equipment You Will Need

This recipe doesn’t need much equipment to correct this recipe.

Mason JarSo, when making sweet tea, you can always use a Mason Jar to store the tea and drink your tea out and about. All you need to do is place the lid on. There you have it a whole bottle of on the go sweet tea.

Glass Pitcher- Lastly, using a glass pitcher will help store the remainder.


Does Sweet Tea Have Caffeine?

Yes and no. It depends solely on what type of tea bag you choose.

Can you freeze sweet tea?

Yes, you most certainly can. When you are ready to enjoy it, please remove it from the refrigerator, let it unthaw, and enjoy!

What do you mix with sweet tea and vodka?

This drink tastes good all by itself, but if you want to jazz things up. Add in some cranberry juice, green tea, or orange juice to have half the tea and half the other liquid.

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Well, until next time, folks!

How To Make Sweet Tea Vodka, Southern Style

They say that sweet tea and Southern hospitality go hand in hand, but why not take things up a notch with a little bit of vodka? Sweet tea vodka is a popular cocktail in South Carolina, blending the smoothness of vodka with the familiar sweetness of sweet tea.
Sweet Tea Vodka
Author: Ronalyn
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes


  • 6 Sweet Tea Bags Luzianne or Lipton
  • 1/2 Cups Vodka
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1 Cups Sugar To your liking
  • Mint Leaves or Lemon Slices Toppings(Optional
  • Ice


  • Add water to a medium heat pot and bring to a boil.
    4 Cups Water
  • After reaching boiling point, switch off the heat and add in tea bags. Allow them to steep for a duration of 3 to 5 minutes.
    6 Sweet Tea Bags
  • Gradually add sugar and keep stirring until it dissolves entirely into the hot tea.
    1 Cups Sugar
  • Take out the tea bags from the pot and transfer the tea into a spacious pitcher.
  • Fill the pitcher with tea and vodka. Mix Well. Taste (add more sugar to your liking).
    1/2 Cups Vodka
  • Serve with ice and top with lemon wedges and mint(optional).
    Mint Leaves or Lemon Slices, Ice


Don’t forget to taste your tea while adding sugar gradually. This will enable you to sweeten the tea to your liking. If you accidentally put in excess sugar, you can always dilute it by adding more water to your tea.
Course Appetizer, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Sweet tea, Sweet tea vodka

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