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Snapple Raspberry Iced Tea Recipe
Snapple Raspberry Iced Tea
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Drink
Calories: 85
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.5 (8 reviews)
Back in 1995 when I cloned Snapple iced teas in the book More Top Secret Recipes, I picked several varieties of the tea and used either concentrated juices or extracts for the fruity essence. Since that time, Snapple was sold to Quaker and the less popular flavors have been retired to the land of the dead foods. But a clone for one of the most popular flavors of ice tea eluded me back then, since there was no common extract or juice concentrate to depend on for that flavor. Bummer too, since Snapples raspberry iced tea was then, and is now, a top seller. Today, thanks to the popularity of flavored coffee drinks, we have available a huge selection of flavored syrups in scads of local supermarkets. Its those Italian syrups by Torani in the colorful bottles that I'm talking about. Snag some of the raspberry flavor and you can finally clone this much delayed secret recipe for a fraction of the cost of the real thing.
2 quarts (8 cups) water
3 Lipton tea bags (orange pekoe)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup bottled lemon juice
2 tablespoons Torani raspberry flavoring syrup

1. Bring water to a rapid boil in a large saucepan.

2. Turn off heat, add tea bags, cover saucepan and let it steep for 1 hour.

3. Pour the sugar into a 2-quart pitcher, then add the tea. The water will still be hot and the sugar will dissolve easily. 

4. Add the lemon juice and raspberry syrup, then cover and chill.

Makes 2 quarts.

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Joe Legari  
Submitted on: 03/14/14
We are never without this in the frig. I have been making it for some time. I substitute the Torani Syrup for my own which I make from raspberries and less sugar. I also cut back on the sugar in the recipe and it still tastes great.
Submitted on: 11/29/13
Torani has a website and the raspberry syrup is only 8 dollars for a 750ml bottle
Alyce Weaver  
Submitted on: 05/13/09
Submitted on: 05/15/08
If you can't find the Torani, use Monin. It's very good. You can find it at T.J. Maxx and some restuarant supply stores that are open to the public. This is one of my favorite drinks!
Submitted on: 09/30/07
Didn't find Torani syrup, but found Daily's Fruit Mixers raspberry flavoring syrup with the other mixed drink flavors are ... like marguerita mix, bloody mary, etc.... Don't know if it tastes like Snapple, but it is EXCELLENT!! A very refreshing change from plain iced tea. Sometimes I add an extra tbsp. of raspberry flavoring. I was so thrilled to find this recipe!
The Pleasure Is All Mine  
Submitted on: 07/21/07
This voluptuous creation glistens with joy as it trickles down one's tongue... there are no substitutes; only laughter, tears, and ultimate bliss!
Jon (luthe_25)  
Submitted on: 03/23/07
This is real good. However, I found it hard to find those flavored syrup things, but I did find raspberry extract and tried that. 1 or 2 teaspoons of raspberry extract works just as good in my opinion.
Submitted on: 07/18/05
Good Stuff!!