Sweet Tea is a Southern Thing No Matter How You Make It

Tuesday 21st, August 2018 / 10:33 Written by
Sweet Tea is a Southern Thing No Matter How You Make It

Sweet Tea is the Favored Beverage All Across the South

Sweet Tea and summertime go hand in hand, especially in the South. There’s nothing better than grabbing a tall, refreshing glass on a hot summer day, so it’s perfect that we celebrate National Sweet Tea Day on Tuesday, August 21.


Sweet Tea, everyone’s favorite thirst quencher, makes the best base for a cocktail and a delicious boozy cupcake. Below are the Sweet Tea recipes you didn’t know you needed. So, let’s raise a glass (and a cupcake) to National Sweet Tea Day!

Sweet Tea Cupcakes

Yields 12 cupcakes

Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka Cupcakes

  • 3 tablespoons Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka

  • 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar

  • 3 ½ tablespoons lemon zest

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 ¼ cups self-rising flour

  • ¼ cup 2% milk

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka Frosting

  • 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature

  • 3 ½ cups powdered sugar

  • 3 tablespoons Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka

  • 1 Tablespoon lemon Zest

  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Texas Peach Tea

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Sweet Tea

1.5 oz Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka

.5 oz Deep Eddy Peach Vodka

Muddled peaches or Peach Puree (1oz)

4oz Club Soda

Lemon Wedge Garnish

The Deep Daly aka Arnold Palmer

Sweet Tea

1 part Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka

1 part Fresh Lemonade

Splash of club soda

Summer Tea Jam

Sweet Tea


  • 2 ounces Seagram’s Sweet Tea Vodka

  • 1 ounce lemon juice

  • ½ ounce simple syrup

  • 1 bar spoon strawberry jam


  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice

  2. Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients

  3. Strain into your glass over fresh ice

  4. Garnish & Enjoy!

Blackberry-Bourbon Iced Tea

Sweet Tea

Recipe Credit: Bobby Flay

Photo Credit: Lisa Shin


  • 3 cups fresh blackberries

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, plus mint sprigs for garnish

  •  6 good-quality black tea bags

  • Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon, to taste (Bobby likes Woodford Reserve)


  1. Combine the blackberries, sugar and chopped mint in a large bowl and mash with a potato masher or wooden spoon; let sit while making the tea.

  2. While the blackberries are macerating, bring 1 1/2 quarts cold water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from the heat, add the tea bags and let steep for about 3 minutes. Remove the tea bags and pour the tea over the blackberry mixture. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour to let the flavors meld.

  3. Pour the mixture through a strainer into a pitcher, pressing on the solids. Cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours. (You can also pour the mixture into a bowl set over an ice bath to cool it faster.)

  4. Serve the blackberry tea over ice in tall glasses and float a shot of Woodford Reserve bourbon on top of each. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs (like a mint julep).


Deep Eddy Vodka

Austin-based Deep Eddy Vodka is distilled from corn in small batches in a 99% waste-free production process and is available for purchase in all 50 states. It is currently the fastest-growing super-premium vodka in the U.S. Expressions include Original, Lemon, Ruby Red, Peach, Sweet Tea, Orange and Cranberry.

Seagram’s Vodka

Since 1857, the Seagram’s brand has been one that consumers know and trust.  Seagram’s Vodka with nine expressions of American made vodkas, continues to encompass American heritage and values and is a reliable choice of quality and taste. Produced with high quality American grain with a clean, extra smooth taste, Seagram’s Vodka allows for drinking straight up, on the rocks, or in your favorite cocktail. Expressions include Original, Platinum Select, Juicy Watermelon, Golden Apricot, Red Berry, Apple, Grapefruit, Peach and Sweet Tea.

Woodford Reserve
Woodford Reserve, the “Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby,” is crafted at the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery, tucked in the heart of thoroughbred country in Versailles, Kentucky. A National Historic Landmark, the Woodford Reserve Distillery represents craftsmanship with a balance of historic heritage and modern practices. Woodford Reserve is a product of the Brown-Forman Corporation, a premier producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia, Korbel, Tequila Herradura, Old Forester, Sonoma-Cutrer and Chambord. Please enjoy your bourbon responsibly. To learn more about Woodford Reserve, visit us www.woodfordreserve.com or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/woodfordreserve.

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