Looking for a year-round refreshing cocktail? Whether you like your brew crisp and thirst-quenching, or sweet and silky, this black tea cocktail is just for you. Different from the way Tuaca is usually used in cocktails like Long Island Iced Tea or Lemon Drops, you’ll find this fresh, smooth, black tea cocktail one that will easily convert your friends and family!

Black tea and Tuaca: a match made in heaven

Tea-infused cocktails are no new thing, but trying out new recipes like this is a sure-fire way to awaken your inner mixologist and delight guests at get-togethers. Although tastes may vary, we recommend brewing your ice tea beforehand, double-strength. This helps even out the flavors- since adding the other ingredients will dilute the tea.

With only a few ingredients, you can brew up a batch of this refreshing libation for brunch, parties, or just regular consumption.

Bing Cherry Black Tea Tuaca Cocktail

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1


  • Cocktail shaker


  • Sugar (for the rim)
  • ½ lime (1/4 squeezed, 1/4 garnish)
  • Ice
  • ½ cup brewed iced tea
  • 2 ounces Tuaca liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon agave
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  • Prepare the rim of a cocktail glass with sugar (rub lime around the rim; dip into sugar).
  • Fill the glass half-way with ice.
  • Add iced tea, Tuaca, and agave into a shaker. Shake and pour over the ice.
  • Squeeze 1/4 of a lime into drink; stir.
  • Garnish with lime wedge and serve!


We used Harry & David’s Bing Cherry Black Tea for this recipe, but you can easily substitute any variety of black tea, from Earl Grey to Oolong, depending on your preferences.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail
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When Sandy Coughlin started blogging in 2006, she set out to write about the missing art of hospitality in our culture. She had recognized a great need for people to connect and escape their isolation and loneliness, so she jumped in with Reluctant Entertain to help. Visit www.reluctantentertainer.com for simple entertaining ideas, dinner party tips, and ways to reach out and grow your hospitality.

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