Saturday 8 June 2013

Spiked Peach & Lemon Iced Tea

On a hot sunny day like today there's nothing better than sitting outside with a cold refreshing cup of iced tea. How can you improve on regular iced tea? Add in some alcohol of course! This spiked peach & lemon iced tea will help keep you cool & relaxed all day long. And the best part? It's incredibly easy to make & if you're a fan of iced tea you'll wonder why you never tried to make your own sooner.

I was sent a selection of tea temples from teapigs so I could try out some new flavours of iced tea. teapigs are a great brand to use for iced tea because they make such a vast range of flavours. They also sent me a recipe card with some ideas of how to mix the teas with other ingredients. I'm obsessed with the Lipton peach and lemon flavoured iced teas so I decided to combine the two flavours using the Lemon & Ginger tea temples as a base. These taste amazing on their own but they work really well in iced tea too. This might sound weird but I find the teapigs tea temples really interesting to look at because they contain proper ingredients rather than just dried tea leaves. The lemon & ginger ones contain pieces of ginger, lemongrass, lemon peel and liquorice root. It's actually quite difficult to find peach drinks in the UK so I settled for Welch's white grape & peach juice and of course I had to use some peach schnapps! Anyway here's how I made this delicious iced tea cocktail:


3 teapigs Lemon & Ginger tea temples
500ml boiling water
250ml cold water
250ml White Grape & Peach Juice
150ml Peach Schnapps
2 fresh lemons
Lots of ice


1) Boil 500ml of water and pour into a large jug. Add the 3 tea temples and allow to steep for 5 minutes.

2) Top up with the cold water and white grape & peach juice. Then add in the peach schnapps. Feel free to use more or less according to taste but schnapps is pretty tame so you can afford to be generous ;)

3) Leave to cool before putting the jug in the fridge. Otherwise the drink will go cloudy. Once fully chilled remove from fridge and add slices of lemons and ice to the jug.

4) Garnish each glass with a slice of lemon and pour out the drink. Enjoy!

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  1. i've just added this to my favourites, this looks so so so yummy! i love iced tea so much and spend so much money on liptons!

  2. These look so refreshing! x

  3. This literally looks like my perfect cocktail. Onwards to find tea pigs!

  4. That looks so so so refreshing!

  5. They do look really thirst quenching! Yummy!

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  6. I love making ice tea! and i love teapigs!
    the perfect post!
    shame the weather has clouded over :(

  7. yum! would love a glass of this in my garden right now x

  8. I LOVEEE Teapigs! we sell them at work and i always have a sneaky cup of tea using them :D Teapigs and alcohol sounds better ;) xx

  9. This looks SO good!!! Definitely have to try making it!

  10. oh this looks yummy! I love peach ice tea, this looks perfect :D x

  11. This sounds delicious, and the addition of peach schnapps makes it perfect in my books! xx

  12. Love teapigs so much- I have the pure lemongrass and the peppermint and liquorice. I love watching the leaves unfurl when they're in water too. Definitely going to give iced tea a try, whenever the sun makes it's reappearence.