Tipsy Lemonade and Peach Iced Tea

TipsyLemonadeandPeachIcedTea

Happy Friday, y’all! I hope it’s been a good week for you.

To honor the already scorchin’ temps in Texas, I wanted to share a delicious, summery cocktail with you today! It’s so smooth and luscious, easy-as-sin to stir together, and makes you want to sit on the back porch with a tall glass brimming with fresh peaches and lemons. Doesn’t that sound so ideal?

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Here in Austin, we’re just about in peach season so I grabbed a big basketful to share with you. Aren’t they just the prettiest things?

A couple of lemon and peach slices plop into each glass, along with tea, lemonade, fresh mint, and a heaping 1/2 cup vodka. Yep, we know how to start a summer party at this house!

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It’s just about the most refreshing, delicious thing in the world when it’s sticky hot outside. That, and successfully trying to wriggle your entire body into your freezer (been there). Sorta like an Arnold Palmer with a little sass…

Make a big pitcher-full of these tipsy teas for your next spring or summer party, and have a cheers for me! Feel free to change up the peaches and lemons for oranges and limes, or maybe even a handful of berries. Get creative and make this delicious drink your own!

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Tipsy Lemonade and Peach Iced Tea

Yield: Makes 8 large glasses

Ingredients:

2 large tea bags for iced tea

1/2 cup boiling water

8 fresh mint sprigs

4 cups lemonade made from frozen concentrate

1/2 cup vodka

Ice cubes

Slices from 1 lemon and 1 peach, for garnish

Directions:

In a medium bowl, add tea bags and pour over boiling water. Let steep 4 minutes. Carefully discard tea bags.

Place mint sprigs in a large pitcher; mash with a muddler or handle of a wooden spoon until slightly bruised. Pour in tea, lemonade, and vodka. Chill in refrigerator before serving.

Fill 8 highball glasses with ice. Pour tea among glasses. Garnish with lemon and peach slices.

Cheers!

TIP

Can be made 1 day in advance.

      

46 Responses to “Tipsy Lemonade and Peach Iced Tea”

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — May 17, 2013 @ 2:21 am

    I’m getting thirsty by looking at your beautiful iced tea! I love peach in tea, and this year I haven’t had a single peach yet. Can’t wait for peach picking in a few weeks! I’m going to make this with fresh peach. :)

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    Kathryn — May 17, 2013 @ 4:14 am

    Beautiful! This looks like a wonderfully refreshing drink (especially with that kick of vodka!)

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — May 17, 2013 @ 6:15 am

    This. looks. so. good. Perfect drink for the Texas heat!! (P.S. Texas weather this week?!! In Dallas we’ve had 90 degrees and sunny, rain, a tornado, then back to 90 and sunny. ?!)

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — May 17, 2013 @ 6:59 am

    Georgia, these photos are stunning. I want to reach through my screen and grab a glass…or two. The temps are rising here in Baltimore, too. Enjoy your weekend!

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    Teresa Blackburn — May 17, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    Perfectly perfect for our already hot days here in Tennessee. Usually around here folks add Jack to their iced tea cocktails, but I do believe the vodka would be much better and lighter. I am trying your recipe this weekend!

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    Tieghan — May 17, 2013 @ 7:48 am

    Oh my!! Wow is that pretty!

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    Rocio — May 17, 2013 @ 8:08 am

    1/2 cup of vodka per glass huh? I’ll be right over!!!!

    • Georgia — May 17th, 2013 @ 8:48 am

      Haha! 1/2 cup vodka for EIGHT glasses. But we could change that up for the next happy hour! ;)

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    Rakhee — May 17, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    Looks delicious!

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    Laura — May 17, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    This sounds positively delightful! I’m always grossed out by those tea-flavored vodkas. It’s like, why don’t you just make tea – and add vodka? Heh. Can’t wait to try this one!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — May 17, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    This is such a perfect Texas drink! It isn’t as hot here in Montreal, but it’s warm enough to enjoy this drink. Great recipe!

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    dixya| Food, Pleasure, and Health — May 17, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Given the scorching heat in Dallas, this should be my goto beverage!

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    Mr. & Mrs. P — May 17, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

    Just became a new follower!! Love this drink!! Perfect for a summer bbq!!!

    Hope you swing by and check us out!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — May 17, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    Gorgeous! I want one too! Beautiful clicks, as always!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — May 17, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    PEACHES! I loooooove peaches! Can’t wait for the to arrive on our stores! This tea sounds amazing!

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    nisha — May 17, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    Such gorgeous gorgeous pictures…i love iced tea and peach is def on my to try list
    Thanks a bunch fr trying out the mug cookie recipe. Its a dangerous find :) :)

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    Dan From Platter Talk — May 17, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    What a beautiful and absolutely deliciously inviting post! Cant wait to try some!!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 17, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    Gorgeous photos, your tea looks so refreshing!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 17, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

    Georgia, the photography is stunning! Tack sharp, gorgeous styling, and of course, the recipe isn’t half bad either :)

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — May 17, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    Oh, how I love me some Arnold Palmers in the summer…or, anytime! However, I think I need to “sass it up a bit” Georgia style! Absolutely gorgeous food styling here, too, girl. You truly inspire me! xo

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    Karen (Back Road Journal) — May 17, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

    Being born and raised in Texas, I can so relate to your post. My favorite memory of peaches in Texas, is homemade peach ice cream on the 4th of July. Fantastic photos…really enjoyed your post.

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    Tiffany — May 17, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

    I just found you via your comment on Bakeaholic Mama’s page, and I am SOOOO glad I did. I love love LOVE your pictures. So much life! Looks like the perfect drink for a hot day like you are having. Cheers!

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    Eileen — May 17, 2013 @ 7:50 pm

    Beautiful and refreshing Georgia! I’m so envious that you are nearing peach season. We won’t see that here in NY until August :(

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    madscar — May 17, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

    Love it! Thanks for recipe :)

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — May 17, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

    This looks like such an amazing summer drink!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 18, 2013 @ 1:15 am

    I totally want to get tipsy on this drink! It’s just gorgeous!!

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    Lisa — May 18, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    Ohhhh the pictures of this drink are simply stunning and makes you just want to reach out and grab it! The first peaches of the season are in at our local orchard and I think a trip there is now mandatory to make this drink. It’s 9:30 in the morning here…is it too early to drink? lol

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — May 18, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    These images are beautiful, Georgia. This is definitely my kind of summer drink!

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    DessertForTwo — May 18, 2013 @ 2:36 pm

    Oh my gahhhh. This is heaven in a glass! I must have these!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — May 18, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

    This has to be my new summer drink. And your photography, Georgia – you even make brown drinks look good!!!!! I am always in awe of your food styling and perfect lighting :)

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    CCU — May 18, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

    I need this tea in my life my friend, the only kind I want to drink :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — May 18, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

    Oh yes! No words except that I need a stiff one and I need it right now!

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    Nikki @Seeded at the Table — May 19, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    Love the sass! And , GORGEOUS photos! See you in Austin! :)

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    Vicki Bensinger — May 19, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    Well this will definitely give you a buzz on a hot summers day and make you forget the heat and humidity. I’m not much of a drinker since I can’t hold it too well but I know a lot of people that would love this. Hope you weren’t anywhere near the tornadoes that recently hit there. We are expecting those tomorrow. Great photos by the way.

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — May 19, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    I love sweet tea vodka, so no doubt that I will love this tipsy lemonade, too! It’s so perfect for the summer!

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    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — May 19, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

    Just beautiful! I have say, we are big iced tea/lemonade fans and a little vodka sure wouldn’t hurt. Beautiful post!

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    Honey What's Cooking — May 19, 2013 @ 8:32 pm

    This looks so good. So refreshing for the summer.. kinda like Long Island Iced Tea minus the tequila. :-)

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    Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie — May 20, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    Lovely tea! Perfect for summer :)

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion — May 21, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    Peaces are not in season here yet… when they are… I’ll be making a batch of this!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 21, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

    This looks so refreshing! I can’t wait for peaches to be in season – another few months away here.

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — May 21, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

    These remind me of Arnold Palmers. Love the idea of this! Perfect for a summer day!

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — May 21, 2013 @ 8:39 pm

    I love your glasses–so cute! This would be perfect for a Memorial Day picnic. Or any day, really. :)

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    Lindsay — May 22, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    So pretty. I can’t wait until peach season!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — May 23, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    Pretty!! And I love that it’s “tipsy” :D

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — May 29, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    Mmmmm. This sounds SO good!!!

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles — June 7, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

    Oooh, so pretty! This looks wonderful!

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