Nothing quite quenches my thirst on a long hot summer day like a crisp, cold glass of iced tea. It's my go-to refreshment, and I like to have a pitcher at the ready should hot and parched guests appear at my front door (or should the mailman be in need of a cool-down and momentary reprieve from the sun and heat.) 

I prefer my traditional black iced tea unsweetened, but I switch it up every day--green tea, with agave syrup, with lemonade mixed in, spiked with a shot of vodka... you name it, I'll give it a go in the name of refreshment. 

I know I'm not the only enthusiast (our own Nicole is hooked!), I thought I'd round up a few favorite ways to up the ante.

mint tea

Mint Iced Tea With Blueberry-Lemonade Cubes

This sweet drink is a perfect mocktail for parties or everyday occasions.

bourbon iced tea

Bourbon-Peach Thyme Sweet Tea

We love the Southern twist on this iced tea.

owls brew iced tea

Owl's Brew Iced Tea Cocktail

A freshly brewed, ready-to-pour black Darjeeling tea with hints of hibiscus, lemon peel, and a splash of strawberry and agave is the base of this fun summer cocktail.

arnold palmer cocktail

Arnold Palmer Cocktail

This one is a classic refreshing drink and we've made it into an adult version.

Which one will you try first? If you want to see more of our iced tea inspiration, check out this video.

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