Texans, today is a day of celebration, a day where we glorify the one drink we all love no matter which part of the South you come from. June 10 is National Sweet Tea Day, and this is ceremonious.

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Texans love their sweet tea; there's really nothing better. I have yet to meet a Texan who doesn't enjoy a nice refreshing sip of some liquid sweetness; I don't know if those types of people exist, and if they do, are they truly a Texan?



Bush's Chicken realizes the magnitude this drink hold in our hearts and has stepped in to help celebrate this day. Today, in celebration of National Sweet Tea Day, Bush's Chicken will be giving away free 32 oz iced teas. These complimentary iced teas will be given out today only from 2 pm-5 pm, so take a break and swing by to pick up your complimentary tea and relish the sweetness.

Let that free Bush's 32 oz iced tea hold you over till dinner time, and then make some homemade sweet tea when you're ready for supper. Sweet tea may sound like a simple drink, but many people in the South are dead set on their recipe. Making the perfect batch of sweet tea could be a quick 5-minute process or as long as an entire afternoon. Either way, when you make it at home, it's made with love, and you can taste the extra arm work put into each batch.

If you need a little inspiration, check out these 5 Sweet Tea recipes to make today, and remember tea doesn't always need to be in a glass; just check out the list for some surprise recipes and unique ways to use those tea bags.

 

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    Sun Tea is Home

    Let's start this list off with some hometown, nostalic feelings. Sun tea reminds me of being a kid, hanging out at my grandmas house and playing outside. There was also a pitcher out on the table soaking up the sun rays just naturally brewing the teabags inside. The sun tea hits HARD.

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    Sweet Tea Ice Pops

    Combine the drink of the south with the heat and the perfect solution has been made: Sweet Tea Ice Pops! These ice pops are so super simple to make and hit the spot in the summer sun! You can go traditional and make them tea flavored, or add a little razzle-dazzle and throw in some fruit for an added surprise.

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    Sweet Tea Mocktail

    Combing the sweetness of sweet tea and the sour taste from lemonade you can make the refreshing mocktail known as an Arnold Palmer. You could easily spike this drink and turn that mocktail into a cocktail with the drop of some bourbon.

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    Sweet Tea Ribs

    What pairs well with sweet tea-everything. However, ribs go especially good and now you can combine the two. Southern Living has an amazing recipe for ginger, sweet tea, and whiskey short ribs-yummy!

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    Pineapple sweet tea punch-sign me up! This tropical drink is not only delicious but super simple to put together. For the 21+ crowd you know there's always a way to spike goodness like this.

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    Sweet Tea Bundt Cake

    Sweet tea drinks, sweet tea entrees, and now we got to hit you with a sweet tea dessert. A bundt cake is the perfect way to go, it allows the dessert to soak up all the sweet tea goodness that you will be able to taste in every bite!