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This bellini peach raspberry iced tea is a copycat version of the famous Olive Garden recipe. Easy to make at home and just as delicious as the original, you will love this refreshing summer iced tea!
Iced tea is one of the most popular summer drinks. For more iced tea recipes, try this Starbucks iced guava black tea.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Refreshing — This peach raspberry iced tea is the best refreshing drink recipe for hot summer days.
- Olive Garden copycat — If you are a fan of the Olive Garden peach raspberry iced tea, this recipe is a delicious copycat version of that recipe.
- Homemade syrup — This recipe is made with a homemade raspberry peach syrup made with fresh fruit for a natural, delicious syrup without any artificial flavoring.
- Frozen fruit — If peaches and raspberries aren’t in season, that’s ok! This recipe works just as well with frozen fruit.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Peaches: Use fresh, ripe peaches if they are in season. Peaches that are just starting to turn and are slightly mushy work very well. If peaches are not in season, use frozen peaches instead.
- Raspberries: Use fresh raspberries if they are in season, otherwise use frozen raspberries.
- Tea: I prefer black tea for this recipe, but you can use any type of tea for your iced tea base. Brew tea strongly and chill it in the fridge before making this recipe.
- Sugar: Granulated sugar is used to make the peach raspberry syrup. You can use brown sugar as a substitute, but this will add a slight caramel flavor.
- Water: Use filtered water to avoid any unpleasant flavors from tap water.
How To Make An Olive Garden Peach Tea
Step 1: Heat the raspberries, peaches, sugar and water together in a saucepan over medium heat. Continue to heat until the sugar has completely dissolved.
Step 2: Remove the pan from the stove and strain out the fruit chunks.
Step 3: Mix the peach raspberry syrup together with the chilled ice tea in a glass filled with ice.
This Olive Garden peach tea is a great recipe to make ahead of time and save leftovers.
You can store the peach raspberry syrup and chilled ice tea separately, or you can mix them together before storing so it is ready to drink.
Store tea in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Save the fruit chunks. The strained out peach and raspberry chunks are great for mixing into plain yogurt. They are just like the fruit chunks that you find at the bottom of yogurt cups. Store the chunks in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
- Don’t let the syrup boil. When making the syrup, adjust the temperature as needed to prevent the syrup from bubbling. Boiling the syrup can result in a thick, sticky syrup.
- Make a pitcher. This is a perfect drink to serve in a pitcher for a group of friends! For a large batch, multiply the recipe by 5 to 6 times. Note that you will at most need to double the syrup part of the recipe since it makes extra to begin with.
- Adjust the amount of syrup. Everyone has a different preference for how sweet they like their iced tea. For a sweeter tea, add in an extra 1 to 2 spoonfuls of syrup.
- Use extra syrup creatively. This recipe will make extra peach raspberry syrup. You can use it to make more iced tea, or you can use it for other drink recipes, such as to make a flavored margarita or mojito. Add a few tablespoons to lemonade for a peach raspberry lemonade or to some club soda for a peach raspberry soda.
- Freeze tea ice cubes. If you are drinking this iced tea outside on a hot day, use frozen tea ice cubes to prevent the drink from becoming watered down.
Yes! If these fruits are not in season, frozen fruits work just as well. You don’t need to let the fruit thaw before using them.
Yes. You can use a mix of a raspberry syrup and peach syrup instead of making your own. However, store bought syrups tend to have an artificial taste and just don’t compare in quality to making your own homemade simple syrups.