Sweet Tea Swagger

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by Annacia

For the perfect summer refreshment, turn to sweet tea. This has a splash of rum and a hint of lime juice. Garnish with watermelon and mint for a great looking glass. The cook time is chill time.

Top Review by evelynathens

Made for company and everyone thought it was very unusual and so refreshing. Loved that it used watermelon, which we are swimming in right now. Will make again for sure.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan bring 3 cups of the water to boiling. Remove from heat. Add tea bags; let steep for 10 minutes. Discard tea bags. Transfer tea to a heatproof pitcher.
  2. Stir brown sugar into tea until dissolved. Stir in the remaining 3 cups water, the rum, and lime juice. Cover and chill for 2 to 48 hours.
  3. To serve, pour tea mixture into highball glasses over ice cubes. Slowly pour in club soda; stir gently. Garnish with watermelon and lime wedges on toothpicks , and mint leaf or sprig.

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