This Tailgate Tea is sure to be a fan favorite! Sweet tea is spiked with bourbon and combined with orange juice, pineapple juice and lemon juice for a refreshing and flavorful drink that’s a guaranteed game day winner!
You can’t have a winning tailgate without something tasty for everyone to sip on. That’s why I like to make a large dispenser full of this Tailgate Tea because it’s delicious and makes enough to serve a crowd. I can prepare it and actually enjoy the tailgate too. Everyone always raves about how perfectly balanced it is with the sweet tea, bourbon and citrus juices.
And the best thing about this recipe is that it’s so quick and easy to make! A gallon of Red Diamond Sweet Tea is key to bringing everything together with the perfect amount of sweetness. Add in a kick of bourbon and a blast of citrus to create a seriously delicious drink that is sure to impress your guests.
Red Diamond’s Sweet Tea is made purely of tea leaves, water and sugar and nothing else. NO powders, concentrates, or preservatives. The tea tastes real (because it is!) and it always satisfies. The process is not easy, but they have perfected it. Red Diamond focuses on quality and consistency to ensure freshness every time, which is why it can only be found in the refrigerator section of the grocery store.
I love the sweetness that Red Diamond’s Sweet Tea adds to this drink. It’s sweet but not too sweet. It pairs so perfectly with the bourbon and fruit juices.
Once all the ingredients are combined in a large beverage dispenser, you can serve it right away or store it in the refrigerator. So so easy! This recipe makes enough to serve a large crowd throughout the big game, but you can certainly scale it down to serve a smaller crowd. And if you need the drink to be booze-free, just leave the bourbon out or serve it on the side for each person to add their own.
Cheers and may the best team win!
- 1 gallon (16 cups) Red Diamond Sweet Tea
- 1 liter (4.2 cups) bourbon
- 4 cups pineapple juice
- 4 cups orange juice
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 2 lemons, thinly sliced
- 2 oranges, thinly sliced
- ½ of a pineapple, sliced and quartered
- Fill a large beverage dispenser half full with ice and the fresh sliced fruits.
- Add the sweet tea, bourbon, pineapple juice, orange juice and lemon juice. Stir to combine and serve.
This post was created as part of my partnership with Red Diamond Coffee & Tea however thoughts and opinions are certainly my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The BakerMama possible.