Italian Ice Tea

Italian Ice Tea – it’s a cocktail!


There is nothing better when you come home from a long hard day at work than a nice cold glass of ice tea. Italian ice tea is even better.

Trust me on this one.

This Italian ice tea has become my favorite cocktail. And yes, it is a cocktail. I can’t even begin to tell you how good it is. I’m not a drinker, I’ll enjoy the occasional cocktail every once in a while, but not a heavy drinker at all. Mostly because I can’t hold my liquor, I’m a cheap date. Usually if I drink more than one cocktail, it’s not pretty, I start singing Gloria Gayner’s I will survive! And trust me, you don’t want to be a witness to that. I don’t even want to be a witness to that.

Yes, one drink is my limit. That’s why most of time I want to make that one drink count. I like to have something worth while, something I really love. I remember back in the day I used to love long island ice teas. Boy, they were good. This Italian ice tea, I guess it’s a bit similar to the long island ice tea.

I have to give credit where credit is due, this was my husband’s idea. I’m not sure how he knows about all these drinks, must have a secret past or something, but he always comes up with great ideas for drinks.

This Italian ice tea is so simple, only 3 ingredients. The alcohol part of this recipe is the vermouth. We used Martini Rosso vermouth, and the non alcoholic part of this is the ginger ale, see how simple it is? Oh yeah the other ingredient is ice. Couldn’t get any simpler.


Here’s the recipe, I know you want it, you know you want it, so here it is already:

Italian Ice Tea
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Serves: 1
  • 50 ml Martini Rosso vermouth
  • 150 ml ginger ale
  • lots of ice
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Drink!


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