Watermelon Sweet Tea

watermelon sweet tea

Two summer classics team up for a perfect sweet tea blend guaranteed to beat the heat.

Watermelon Sweet Tea
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 black tea bags
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups fresh watermelon juice, strained
  • Lemon slices and watermelon wedges, to serve
  1. In a small saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat; add tea bags, and let steep according to package directions. Discard tea bags. Add sugar, and stir until dissolved. Let cool completely; cover and refrigerate until cold.
  2. In a large pitcher, stir together tea mixture and watermelon juice. Serve over ice with lemon and watermelon.
To make a cocktail, combine 4 ounces Watermelon Sweet Tea, 2 ounces bourbon, and 1 ounce fresh lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 1 minute. Pour into a tall glass with ice. Top with ginger ale.