Thirsty Thursday: Iced Tea with a Twist

Story by Lexi Carter

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t reminisce about the warm weather with a fruity drink.

This cocktail is the perfect back to school drink and will bring back memories of easy-going days when you didn’t have class or homework. 

Feel free to mix it up a little to your taste, whether it’s using regular lemonade or raspberry or berry vodka or regular.


  • 4 cups iced tea
  • 8 cups lemonade 
  • 2 cups of raspberries
  • 1 oz. vodka per serving


  1. Add ice tea and lemonade to a pitcher. When ready to serve, place 4 raspberries in each glass and muddle with a spoon. Add ice and pour drink over ice and raspberries. Garnish with mint or basil and an extra raspberry.
  2. For an adults-only version: Place 4 raspberries in a cocktail shaker and muddle with a spoon. Add ice and 1 cup of the drink. Shake and pour into a glass. Garnish with an extra raspberry and basil or mint.