Summer Tea Cocktail

This summer tea cocktail  is very easy to make and the result is amazing. It can be served without gin if you just want a cooling drink or serve it with gin to turn it into an exciting summertime tea cocktail.

First you make the tea and refrigerate to chill overnight. Before serving add gin, and ice cubes in the serving glasses, pour the tea and garnish with mint, lemon  or lime slices and serve.

Cold Peppermint tea with gin turns out to be an amazing Summer Tea Cocktail that is very refreshing and is perfect for hot summer evenings. Hope you will give it a try.

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Summer Tea Cocktail

5 from 2 votes
This summer tea drink is very easy to make, can be served without gin for just a cooling drink or with gin to turn it into an exciting summertime tea cocktail.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 4 cups water
  • 4 bags of Peppermint tea
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Lime and lemon slices
  • 1/4 cup Gin , optional
  • Ice cubes


  • In a large saucepan bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and stir in the sugar. 
  • Refrigerate until chilled. I let it overnight.  
  • Before serving add gin if desired. Add ice in the serving glasses, pour the tea and garnish with mint, lemon and lime slices and serve.  


Serving: 1gCalories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 15.8gSugar: 15.7g
Calories: 98kcal
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, drink, gin, ice tea, lemon, lime, mint, peppermint, summer, tea

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  1. Peggy Author says:

    This drink sounds delicious! Might even make myself a glass later on today =)

  2. LP @dishclips Author says:

    The drink looks great. Perfect for a summer’s day.

  3. myfudo Author says:

    Lemon is always refreshing and mint can always boast of its soothing effects. That is a powerful combination. A must try!

  4. Katie Author says:

    Any cool, refreshing summer drink plus gin is a win for me! I’ve got a cucumber gin mojito going up on my blog later today. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Nami | Just One Cookbook Author says:

    Your photos of drinks are beautiful! I had my first photo shoot of cold drinks other day and it was so difficult! This one looks really refreshing and you captured it so well. Now I’m thirsty and ready for this drink!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Thank you. You are right.. drink photos are quite difficult. I said the same thing to my husband that I work more for drink photos than for the others.

  6. mjskit Author says:

    What a great new cocktail!! Love the idea of using peppermint tea and both lime and lemon! I just selected tomorrow’s afternoon cocktail. What a great way to start the weekend!

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