Sip on a Tropical Iced Tea-ni this Summer

Summer is around the corner, and there’s no better time to start experimenting with a few tasty iced...

Summer is around the corner, and there’s no better time to start experimenting with a few tasty iced tea recipes that can keep you cool and refreshed in a fun way all season long.

Suppose you love a good old sweet iced tea during the hot summer afternoons, and can appreciate a sneaky glass of dirty martini before your dinner. In that case, you must try out this fabulous iced tea recipe that combines the two to make the most delightful combo of your two favourite beverages. Let’s get down to business.

How to brew iced tea

While you can do it from scratch by brewing your tea from loose-leaf, the most convenient means of making iced tea would be to use teabags.

So how do you make iced tea with tea bags? Check out our simple illustration offering step by step instructions for a homemade iced tea recipe that you can create using six simple ingredients over here.

Flavoured iced tea is one of the easiest and most delicious beverages you can make. It is also the easiest way to make iced tea. Use any one of Zesta’s premium range of flavoured Ceylon Tea to make yourself a quick glass of what might be the best-iced tea you’d ever come across.

How to make iced tea fast?

You love the thought of making an iced-tea-ni, but you don’t want to spend a tonne of time in the kitchen because you have bigger plans for the summer. If that’s the case, not to worry. We have a simple iced tea recipe that allows you to put together a classic iced tea-ni that will hit the spot.

Classic Iced Tea-ni recipe

This incredibly refreshing beverage combines all the flavours of a Martini mixed with iced tea to make a wonderful summer’s eve cocktail.

Preparation time: 2 minutes

No. of servings: 4

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of Zesta Lychee with Rose & Almond brew (Use two tea bags)
  • 6 fl. oz. of gin
  • 2 fl. oz. triple sec liqueur
  • 2 fl. oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • Cocktail shaker
  • 4 Martini glasses or tumblers


First, make the tea!

Boil your water. Add in 2 cups of water to a mug with two tea bags of Zesta flavoured tea. Brew it for about 3 to 5 minutes, depending on the strength of tea you require. For more detailed instructions on brewing the perfect cup of tea, check out our guide over here.

Next, combine the gin, triple sec, vermouth and tea in the cocktail shaker along with your ice cubes and shake. Keep shaking till frost forms outside the shaker. Serve and garnish with a few slices of lemon, and there you have it, an iced tea-ni that James Bond himself would envy.

What is a tropical iced Tea-ni?

For an iced Tea-ni with a tropical twist that is bound to spice up your summer, you can jazz up your classic tea-ni by going an extra step further. Add some coconut water to give it that island feel and team it up with a combination of your favourite tropical fruits.

A fruity flavoured black tea is ideally suited for your iced tea-ni. However, if you prefer iced green tea, you can switch out the black to green as this refreshingly tropical iced tea can be brewed with either.