This Iced Tea and Rum Cocktail has just three ingredients and is so refreshing!
My hubby drinks as much iced tea as he does wine. Probably more, in fact.
So this Iced Tea and Rum Cocktail recipe is a joint effort as we plan our Labor Day menu. There was no way he was going to let me do this without him!
Besides, I'm a certified lightweight, so if I'm playing around with a drinks recipe, I'd better have backup.
Before I tell you more about our refreshing cocktail, I have to fill you in on the back story. Despite all of my pantry purging over the past three years, my hubby was still getting his iced tea from a can of powdered mix.
I guess I didn't want to go there, if you know what I mean.
Then, we heard about bottles of slow-brewed iced tea, which are available in stores.
My first reaction was, "Wait, you can buy slow-brewed, real iced tea, already made?"
I had no idea.
This was definitely better than what we'd been stocking in our pantry.
Back to our Iced Tea and Rum Cocktail.
Originally, I wanted to do a Long Island iced tea recipe, since that was my favorite drink in my '20s. But get this — there is no iced tea in Long Island Iced Tea.
Besides, we wanted something refreshing, tasty and simple. Long Island Iced Tea contains five types of alcohol.
Again, who knew? It's not very practical.
So, we went with three ingredients — iced tea, rum and lemon juice, and it hits the spot. I've had this cocktail two days in a row already, sipping it over the course of an hour.
I even tried one with a couple sprinkles of cinnamon stirred in, and really enjoyed that warm, spicy, Fall twist.
My hubby was appalled.
Don't worry, Honey. On Labor Day, we'll stick to our original recipe and savor the last holiday of summer with family and friends.
(Recipe Source: Cooking with Mamma C)
Iced Tea and Rum Cocktail
- 12 ounces slow-brewed sweet iced tea
- 3 ounces white rum
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ice as needed
- lemon slices for garnish (optional)
- Place the iced tea in a liquid measuring cup. Add in the rum.
- Squeeze in the lemon juice and stir.
- To serve, pour into two cocktail glasses (with ice, if needed) and garnish with lemon slices.