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Summer is here and there is nothing like a glass of ice cold tea! Today I’m taking that popular southern drink to the next level by transforming it into a Sweet Tea Mojito recipe!
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The first official day of summer is still weeks away but no one told mother nature that! We’ve already hit triple digits here in Texas and that means constantly blowing the AC, lazy days at the pool and endless ice-cold drinks like Milo’s Tea and Sweet Tea Mojitos!
Despite the triple digit summer days with a thick layer of humidity, there are so many things I love about growing up and living it the south. The history, the hospitality and of course the food can’t be found anywhere else!
In addition to growing up eating southern staples like barbecue and fried chicken, in recent years, I have many fond memories of gathering at my mother-in-law’s house, sitting on the back porch on a warm spring or summer day, sipping on iced tea as we all laugh and make memories.
For those of you not from the south, this is a pretty typical way of life for us. Disconnecting from the stresses of the world and connecting with friends and family face to face. Having real conversations and making memories that are uninterrupted by some sort of screen.
Since my in-laws and especially my husband are huge iced tea drinkers, I’ve learned to how to brew a great pitcher of ice tea. However, since sipping iced tea is such a way of life for us and we serve it at every get together, large or small, it’s much easier just to buy gallons of iced tea from the store.
Our go to brand of iced tea is Milo’s Tea since they come in three different varieties – Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea (sweetened with pure cane sugar), Milo’s No Calorie Famous Sweet Tea and Milo’s Famous Unsweet Tea – which means their is something for everyone. Not only is Milo’s our go to brand because their tea is freshly brewed, they only use natural ingredients and never use colors, acids, additives or preservatives. Not only that, they have a rich history with deep southern roots, dating back to 1946 when Milo and Bea Carlton opened a restaurant and starting serving their famous sweet tea. Today Milo’s Tea Company is a third-generation family owned, certified woman owned business located in the heart of the south, Bessemer, Alabama – the type of business I am proud to support!
Inspired by my husband’s great love of sweet tea, mojitos and southern hospitality; I recently created this Sweet Tea Mojito for him to sip on after a long, hot day of doing yard work. Not only did he think this was a refreshing cocktail, you could easily omit the rum (as indicated in the recipe below) and create this Sweet Tea Mojito as a family friendly mocktail. The perfect drink for any summer celebration, say 4th of July or National Iced Tea Day (June 10th); or to serve on those warm summer nights hanging out on the porch with friends and family making memories!
Do you love sweet tea as much as us? I found Milo’s at my local Walmart in the refrigerated juice section, but they are available in lots of retailers. Find a store near you by using the store locator and make this Sweet Tea Mojito recipe all summer long!
- 6-8 fresh mint leaves
- 3 lime slices
- 3 ounces Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea
- 1.5 ounces clear rum, optional
- Ice, as needed
- 2 ounces club soda or sparkling water
- Place 4-5 mint leaves and 1 lime slice in a sturdy cocktail glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice.
Add the Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea, rum (if using), 1 lime slice and enough ice to fill the class 2/3rds of the way through. Stir with a spoon to combine.
Top off with club soda. Serve garnished with remaining mint leaves and lime slices.