It's Ice Tea... But Not As You Know It. Our New Favourite Summer Drink Has Arrived

26 April 2014 by

GALLERY: 6 ALCOHOLIC AND NON-ALCOHOLIC ICE TEA IDEAS

1. HARRY BROMPTON'S ALCOHOLIC LONDON ICE TEA

A delicious blend of Kenyan black teas, crisp craft-distilled grain spirit finished off with zesty citrus. Click here for [a href="http://www.harrybromptons.com/" target="_blank">details[/a]

2. VERY CHERRY DELIGHT

Sugarfree cherry vanilla iced tea - A delightful mix of zesty lime, sweet rooibos and cherry...this is a summer must. It's even vegan friendly! From blog: Low Carb So Simple, recipe [a target="_blank" href="http://www.lowcarbsosimple.com/sugar-free-cherry-vanilla-iced-tea/">here[/a].

3. EASTERN PROMISE

Iced mint tea - with cool fresh mint and sweetened with honey what's not to love! From Blog: Food Fitness Fresh Air, recipe [a target="_blank" href="http://foodfitnessfreshair.com/2010/06/27/mint-tea-recipe/">here.[/a] 

4. PEACHY COOL

Old fashioned 'Georgia Peach' lemonade - A delicious blend of ripe peaches, green tea and sparkling water. This lip smacking lemonade is just the summer southern lovin' we need. From blog: Gaia Health, recipe [a target="_blank" href="http://www.gaiahealthblog.com/2013/05/26/old-fashioned-georgia-peach-tea-with-a-healthy-cosomopolitian-twist/">here[/a].

5. WIMBLEDON WINNER

Spiked strawberry tea - This alcoholic cooler made with Fairtrade tea, organic strawberries and your choice of vodka or rum takes the grand-slam for us! From blog, Top Cocktail Recipe, recipe [a target="_blank" href="http://www.topcocktailrecipe.com/2013/06/spiked-strawberry-iced-tea.html">here[/a]. 

6. ARABIAN NIGHTS

Pomegranate & peach tea cocktail - With a mystical mix of vodka, pomegranate juice and white tea you won't need any Persian persuasion to have one of these! From blog: One King Slane, recipe [a target="_blank" href="https://www.onekingslane.com/live-love-home/summery-peach-cocktail/">here[/a].

As the shadows lengthen in the garden you'll find yourself wanting to move from spicy hot bedtime beverages to a cool refreshing sundowner. Ice tea has always been THE summer cooler Stateside, but now with the launch of new Harry Brompton’s London Ice Tea, this craze is about to hit the UK. But Harry Brompton's is actually not just any ice tea. It is in fact, the world’s first premium alcoholic ice tea (not to be confused with Long Island Iced Tea which is a cocktail and contains no actual tea).

Handmade in London in limited batches it is made with ethically sourced Kenyan black teas and crisp craft-distilled grain spirit, and to finish it off it is infused with yummy citrus. You can find the first bottles at selected Waitrose stores now. For more details and other stockists click here and scroll through the gallery above for to make your own ice tea - alcoholic and non-alcoholic - at home. Salut!

by Victoria Grier @VicGrier

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