Raspberry and Rum Iced Tea Recipe

Raspberry and Rum Iced Tea Recipe

[Photo: Kelly Carámbula]

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  • Yield:serves 6 to 8
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • For the raspberry syrup:
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • For the cocktail:
  • 3 cups brewed black iced tea, cooled
  • 1 cup raspberry syrup
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 4 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1/2 cup light rum
  • Mint leaves to garnish


  1. 1.

    Combine raspberries, water, and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over high heat until boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce to a simmer and continue to cook until the syrup is a deep red and berries are soft, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain through a fine mesh strainer, pressing to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the raspberries. Raspberry syrup will keep for one week in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

  2. 2.

    To make the cocktail: In a large pitcher, combine the brewed tea, raspberry syrup, lemon juice, both rums, and 8 ice cubes. Stir for about 30 seconds, making sure that all ingredients are incorporated and that the ice cubes begin melting. Pour into ice-filled Collins glasses and garnish with a straw and mint leaves.