Bergamot Iced Tea Cocktail

bermagot iced tea cocktail recipe

It seems like I always have a summer drink. Last summer, I was into vodka collins. This summer, it is citrus vodka and iced tea and… Pina Colada with a splash of pineapple. Chenin, if you are reading this, I can sense your disappointment in me, but I just cannot help myself.

Specifically, bergamot iced tea and citrus vodka. A few weeks ago, my husband and I went on a rare date and after a lovely meal, we decided to check out Revel. Not only is the casino gorgeous (and smoke free!), I fell in love with this iced tea drink. You could get into some serious trouble with these, they go down mighty easy. Bergamot is a citrus fruit, and somewhere between a lemon and a grapefruit. It is perfect for iced tea, and even more perfect with a shot of citrus vodka in it. Lots of ice and a squeeze of lemon, and it is just about the most refreshing cocktail I have ever had.

Servings 1
10 minutes


  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 8 Double Bergamot Earl Grey tea bags
  • 2 lemons
  • citrus vodka


  • Start by making a simple syrup. Combine sugar and water and bring to a boil. When the mixture is clear, it is ready. Cool to room temperature.
  • Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Add tea bags. Steep for about 3 minutes. It will be pretty dark. Cool completely.
  • When both the tea and simple syrup are cool, pour in enough simple syrup until it as sweet as you like it. I usually start with half and go from there. As much as I love sweets, I do not like overly sweet tea. It is completely up to your taste.
  • Pour some tea into a glass. I like lots of ice in my drink. Add a shot (again, depends on your taste) of citrus vodka. And a squeeze of lemon. Cheers!
bermagot iced tea cocktail recipe
bermagot iced tea cocktail recipe

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