International grill master and celebrity chef Bobby Flay surely knows a lot about how to do summer right. I mean, if anyone knows how to cool down at an epically tasty summer BBQ, it's definitely him. So, that's why when Flay visited the Bustle offices in New York, he taught editors how to make the perfect summer tea, with a little help from Lipton. Bustle learns from the best, and Flay — well, when you have the opportunity to have Bobby Flay make you a drink recipe, you don't ask any questions.
The chef and the tea giants worked together to create a refreshing and delicious signature summer drink exclusively for Bustle — the Lipton Sparkling Raspberry Mango Iced Tea Sangria Mocktail — and then taught editors how to make it for ourselves. Listen, it's hard work, but someone's gotta learn how to make fruity iced teas.
Of course, with temperatures inching closer and closer to 100 degrees, it's only fair to share the special recipe with you, too. We all deserve to have some cool down weapons in our fancy beverage arsenals.
And not only are these great drink recipes to have for yourself, but they're the perfect recipes to master for when an unexpected guest pops in or when you're entertaining. I mean, there's really nothing more adult than offering someone an iced tea mocktail that you just so happen to know how to make on the fly. Amirite? That's some serious adulting points right there.
Here you can check out Bobby Flay in action at Bustle HQ, making your new favorite summer drinks:
And here's the recipes for Bobby Flay's signature Bustle drink so you can totally amp up your summer hosting game like whoa. Spoiler: it's incredibly easy to make and you'll be a iced tea master in no time.
Lipton Sparkling Raspberry Mango Iced Tea Sangria Mocktail
You'll need two cups of Lipton Mango Iced Tea to make mango tea cubes.
For the mocktail, you'll need:
- A 20-ounce bottles Lipton Mango Iced Tea
- A small ripe mango, peeled, pitted and finely diced
- A pint of fresh ripe raspberries
- A naval orange, halved and thinly sliced
- A bottle Raspberry Lime or Orange Schweppes Sparkling Water, chilled
First, you'll pour the Lipton Mango Iced Tea into an ice cube tray, then put in freezer until frozen, or about four hours. Pour the Lipton Mango Iced Tea into a pitcher, stir in the mango, raspberries and orange slices. Cover, and let chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour, or overnight. Fill tall glasses with Lipton Mango Iced Tea ice cubes. Add sangria mocktail and fruit until glass is three quarters full. Top off with sparkling water, and there you have it!
If you're looking for some more inspiration to find ways to incorporate iced tea into your summer recipes, head to Lipton Meal and browse through their selections. There you'll find some pretty surprising combinations like Lipton Peach Iced Tea Almond S’mores, and Lipton Lemon Iced Tea Brined Brick Grilled Chicken. Sounds wild, tastes awesome.