Sugar is a natural sweetener for raspberry iced tea.
There are many different ways to make raspberry iced tea. Some are simply raspberry flavored teas or fruit juice and tea, while others use whole raspberries blended together. Some teas that fall into this category do not use raspberries or tea. Long Island Iced Tea is a high-alcohol variant of this type. It all depends on how much work the person preparing the drink wants to do.
The simplest version of raspberry iced tea is very easy to make. The tea used can be a blend of herbs or caffeine that contains raspberry aroma. They can be sold as raspberry tea, raspberry zinger, or under some other names.
Tequila is a key ingredient in Long Island Iced Tea, which is a type of raspberry iced tea.
Choose the amount of tea to be made, calculating about one tea bag for every 240 ml of water. Steep this amount and then refrigerate. Alternatively, tea bags can be used to make sun tea. Some people sweeten the tea in advance, and others allow people to sweeten it to their preferred level. In either case, plan on providing a little sugar or another sweetener, as raspberry iced tea is quite sour.
Another very easy way to make raspberry iced tea is to combine raspberry juice with the tea. The best tea options are caffeinated or decaf black tea. In a half and half mixture add the infused tea to the raspberry juice, refrigerate and serve.
Blended raspberries can be used to make raspberry iced tea.
Some people use fresh or frozen raspberries, which they will blend in a blender. The blended raspberries are then added to the steeped tea. The only problem people may have with this type of recipe is that raspberries have seeds and this will change the texture of the tea. When mixing raspberries, people may want to strain them, although this can be difficult to do.
An alternative is to heat the water until it boils and then add tea and raspberries. Once the tea is steeped, discard the raspberries and tea bags. The tea will have a pleasant raspberry flavor, but people won’t have to deal with the seeds.
A Long Island Iced Tea is an alcoholic variant of raspberry iced tea.
A type of raspberry iced tea that does not contain raspberries or tea is a variant of Long Island Iced Tea. This is a combination of several different alcohols, usually mixed with glue. In the raspberry version, the soda can be discarded. The drink happens to be a mixture of equal parts, vodka, tequila, triple sec, gin, raspberry liqueur and rum. One and a half parts of sweet and sour is also added. Some cocktail experts prefer to omit the raspberry liqueur and use raspberry-flavored vodka.