This peach sweet tea is the perfect summertime cocktail. It’s tea flavored with a sweet alcoholic peach syrup, and served over ice with sliced peaches and mint.
Disclosure: This recipe post is sponsored by Everclear®
I’m a sucker for fruity ice tea in the summer. This alcoholic version starts with a homemade peach simple syrup made with Everclear®.
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- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 3 fresh peaches
- 1 cup Everclear
- 1 cup cold tea for each cocktail
- Optional: additional peach and mint for serving
- Add the sugar and water to a medium pot over medium heat. Heat until the sugar is completely dissolved, stirring often (about 5 minutes).
- In the meantime, remove the pits from the peaches and cut them into large chunks.
- Remove the pot from the heat. Add the peaches and Everclear. Stir to combine.
- Cover the pot. Let it cool at room temperature for 2 hours. Transfer the pot to the refrigerator and let it rest for at least 4 more hours and up to a day.
- Remove the peaches by pouring the peach syrup through a fine mesh strainer. Store the peach syrup covered in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Add 8 ounces (1 cup) of tea to a tall glass. Stir in 2 ounces (1/4 cup) of the sweet peach syrup. Add ice, peach slices, and mint leaves.
Makes about 2 1/2 cups of the sweet peach syrup.
The longer the peaches rest in the syrup, the more peach flavor the syrup will have.
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