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Make the iced tea. In a large Dutch oven over high heat, bring 2 quarts of water to a full rolling boil. Stir in the sugar and stir until it dissolves. Remove from the heat. Add the tea bags to the pot. Using the back of a spoon, gently submerge the tea bags. Allow the tea to steep and cool to room temperature. In a gallon size, heat proof glass pitcher, sprinkle in the baking soda. Pour the tea concentrate into the pitcher. Next, add the cold water and stir. Chill for at least an hour. Make the lemonade. In a small saucepan, boil 2 cups of water. Stir in the sugar until completely dissolved. Set aside to cool. In a medium pitcher, pour in the sweetened water, lemon juice and cold water. Stir to combine. Chill before serving. To make the Southern Swamp Water: Fill 8 highball or tall glasses with ice. Pour in one shot of the lemonade vodka into each glass. Add ½ cup iced sweet tea and ¼ cup lemonade to each glass. Stir and garnish with a lemon slice. Enjoy!

SPIKED FLORIDA SWAMP WATER


Description

A quick and easy recipe for a cool and refreshing sweet tea, lemonade, and lemonade vodka cocktail that is a breeze to whip up.


Ingredients

Scale

For the iced sweet tea:

  • 2 quarts good quality water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 regular sized or 1 gallon sized tea bags (I like Luzianne)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 quarts good quality water

For the lemonade:

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 6 large lemons)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups good quality water, cold

For the Southern Swamp Water:

  • 8 shots Pinnacle Lemonade Vodka
  • 4 cups chilled iced sweet tea
  • 2 cups chilled lemonade
  • Lemon slices

Instructions

  1. Make the iced tea. In a large Dutch oven over high heat, bring 2 quarts of water to a full rolling boil.
  2. Stir in the sugar and stir until it dissolves. Remove from the heat.
  3. Add the tea bags to the pot. Using the back of a spoon, gently submerge the tea bags. Allow the tea to steep and cool to room temperature.
  4. In a gallon size, heat proof glass pitcher, sprinkle in the baking soda. Pour the tea concentrate into the pitcher. Next, add the cold water and stir. Chill for at least an hour.
  5. Make the lemonade. In a small saucepan, boil 2 cups of water. Stir in the sugar until completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  6. In a medium pitcher, pour in the sweetened water, lemon juice and cold water. Stir to combine. Chill before serving.
  7. To make the Southern Swamp Water: Fill 8 highball or tall glasses with ice. Pour in one shot of the lemonade vodka into each glass.
  8. Add ½ cup iced sweet tea and ¼ cup lemonade to each glass. Stir and garnish with a lemon slice. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1