Shaken Strawberry Iced Tea

J A - June 21, 2024

Macerated Strawberries in Shaken Iced Tea
Author: Layla Osberg

Macerated strawberries in their own syrup gives this patio sipper just the right amount of sweetness. Shaking the chilled tea with ice adds effervescence and is frothy perfection. Use Murchie’s Strawberry Shortcake(or Strawberry black tea?) loose tea blend in your recipe for optimal strawberry flavour.

Macerated Strawberries in Syrup for Shaken Iced Tea

With Canada Day long weekend coming up, we want to highlight a true patio sipper featuring strawberries, as this weekend happens to be one of your last chances to grab some at their peak of ripeness from your local farmer’s market before they disappear. Minimal sugar is required to nudge strawberries into their full potential for this latest recipe: macerated strawberry syrup that is added to iced tea and shaken with ice until frothy. We love this recipe because shaking iced tea with ice cubes aerates the tea, making it slightly effervescent and tastier! There’s also the pleasure of the soft sweet fruit at the bottom of the cup.

All you need to do is get down to the market, grab a basket of strawberries, slice them thinly, sprinkle sugar overtop and allow them some time to do their magic together. Meanwhile, whip up a pitcher of our Big Batch Iced Tea and make sure you have plenty of ice in the freezer. Cheers to the long weekend!

Macerated Strawberries 


  • 1 pound of strawberries, green tops removed and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar


  1. Stir sugar and strawberries together in a medium bowl.
  2. Let them stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes, until their juices are released.
*This mixture can be covered and stored for one day in the fridge.

Shaken Strawberry Iced Tea

  1. Scoop ice cubes to ¾ full into the cup that you will use for serving. 
  2. Add a few tablespoons of strawberries and their syrup to the cup over the ice.
  3. Pour chilled tea into the cup over the ice and strawberries to about an inch from the top. Here is the iced tea recipe: Big Batch Iced Tea or Quick Single-Serve. We used Strawberry Shortcake loose tea for this recipe, but any tea can be used.
  4. Transfer the contents of the cup into a jar with a lid or a cocktail shaker. 
  5. Shake for about 15 seconds and transfer back into the cup. Enjoy!
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