Red Raspberry Tea

Actually… I call this Razorback Tea – one of my favorite tailgate drinks! Why? Because it is thirst quenching-ly delicious and a perfect addition to any Tailgate. Instead of steeping the tea bags in water… you steep it in a sweet and tart raspberry water over the stove. It will turn any red tailgate into a party in no time!

Due to COVID – we can’t tailgate this year. If you are reading this and it’s not 2020, then you are most likely reminiscing to what how terrible it was not to walk up and down tailgate row, seeing families, kids, and college students dressed up and tossing bean bags with cups in their hand and grilling burgers in the tent.

I completely feel you! But even though we can’t tailgate at the game, you can always home-gate! And whether you are at the game or at home, or maybe you aren’t even watching a game and you just want a fun drink for girls’ night – this is the drink for you!

One of the best things about this drink is that it has pantry staples in it. lemon juice, tea bags, and frozen raspberries!

If you don’t keep frozen fruit in your freezer… you need to start! It is a great staple to have for smoothies, the random cobbler, and this iced tea!

There are three basic steps:

  1. Boil water, sugar and raspberries together until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Steep tea bags in the water for 10-15 minutes
  3. Pour the mixture through a strainer and serve with ice, fresh raspberries, lemons or mint!

See this Raspberry Tea is super simple and puts other tailgate drinks to shame!!

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Red Raspberry Tea

  • Author: Abby Turner


  • 4 quarts water
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 16-ounce bag of frozen raspberries
  • 10 tea bags
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 sprigs of mint
  • lemons, raspberries, and mint to garnish (completely optional)


  1. Over high heat, bring sugar, water, and raspberries to a boil. 
  2. Once boiling, bring to a simmer and stir until all sugar is dissolved. 
  3. Remove from heat, add tea bags and mint and let steep for 10-15 minutes. 
  4. Discard tea bags and pour the tea through a mesh strainer, making sure to get all of the liquid from the fruit. 
  5. Refrigerate or serve over ice! 
  6. Top with lemon, fresh raspberries, or mint and enjoy!

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I’m Abby, and I’m all about setting the table every day and making a simple dinner with easy recipes to enjoy with friends. The inspiration you’ll find here are simple and meant to encourage you to declutter your table and invite friends over! I spend my days working as a marketer for a retail company and dreaming of dinner time. I really hope that through A Table Top Affair you will find a newfound love for your kitchen and that relationships would be formed around your table.

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