Iced Teaquila is one of those drinks that makes you think of summer – a long, lazy day on the beach where you are engrossed in the best summer novel ever and you’re soaking up all that Vitamin D by being out in the sun.  But, you need an alcoholic beverage to help you with that beautiful summer day.  Well, here it is.

Where I live – in Southeast Georgia –  Sweet Tea is a dietary staple.  Well, what’s the next best thing – Sweet Tea – Earl Grey style – that gets its sweetness from Guava Nectar and a little bit of sugar.  It just so happens to have a bit of Silver Tequila thrown in.

I’ve been making this for, at least, 10 years.  When something is this good, it never goes out of style.  My mother, who always sends me recipes, (love that), sent me this one and I can’t say where it originated from. But, it’s all over the internet.  The latest one I saw was on, so I guess they can have the credit here.

So super easy.  The hardest part is slicing a lemon.  You can do this!

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Iced Teaquila

%×680.jpgGuava Nectar gives this Earl Grey Tea and Silver Tequila cocktail some natural sweetness.

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time




  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 and 1/2 cups guava nectar
  • 1 cup brewed Earl Grey tea
  • 3/4 cup silver tequila
  • Lemon Twists, for serving


  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stir to dissolve.
  2. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. Stir in the lemon juice.
  3. In a large pitcher, combine the lemon syrup, guava nectar, tea and tequila.
  4. Serve in tall glasses over ice and garnish with a lemon twist.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Beverage


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