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Southern Spiked Mango Iced Tea

Change up your brunch beverage game with this Southern Spiked Mango Iced Tea! Arnold Palmer-style lemon iced tea combined with homemade mango nectar and a shot of your favorite bourbon is a tasty tropical, Southern way to cool down a balmy morning meal.

Serves 5-6 glasses     adjust servings

Preparation 40 mins Cook Time 5 mins Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients

Mango Nectar

  • 4 large mangoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 lime, juiced

Tea

  • 1 1/2 quarts cold water
  • 6 tea bags
  • 2 cups mango nectar (homemade or store bought)
  • 2 lemons, sliced

Spiked Mango Iced Tea

  • 2 ounces bourbon whiskey
  • 4 ounces mango iced tea
  • Lemonade
  • Ice
  • Sliced mango, for garnish
  • Sliced lemon, for garnish

Instructions

    Mango Nectar

    1. Slice mangoes around pit and scoop flesh, placing it in a blender or food processor. Blend mango until smooth.
    2. In a sauce pot set over medium heat, combine sugar and water. Simmer, stirring regularly, until sugar is dissolved and syrup is clear and no longer cloudy, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, squeeze in lime juice, and cool.
    3. Add mango puree and stir to combined. Refrigerate.

    Tea

    1. In a separate large sauce pot, bring 1 12/ quarts of cold water to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags, allowing them to steep for 5-10 minutes (more or less depending on desired strength.) Pour into a heatproof pitcher, stir in cooled mango nectar and sliced lemons, and refrigerate until cool.

    Spiked Mango Iced Tea

    1. FIll a highball glass halfway with ice. Add bourbon and mango ice tea, stirring well. Fill glass to the top with lemonade. Garnish with sliced mango and lemons.

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