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.
Keyword spiked iced tea
Prep Time 40minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Total Time 45minutes
1 1/2quartscold water
2cupsmango nectarhomemade or store bought
Spiked Mango Iced Tea
4ouncesmango iced tea
Sliced mangofor garnish
Sliced lemonfor garnish
Slice mangoes around pit and scoop flesh, placing it in a blender or food processor. Blend mango until smooth.
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.
Add mango puree and stir to combined. Refrigerate.
TeaIn 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:
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.