Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

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.

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.
Most Helpful

5 5

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.

5 5

First I only used 1 cup of rum. Second what a refreshing after dinner drink, after painting all the shutters on my house. I wanted to stop half way through, to try this, but I know that it wouldn't get done. The watermelon flavor really comes out nicely too. All in all very refreshing as this evening the neighbor and I sipped down a couple of these during the football game. We were satisfied with the results. Made for Holiday Tag.