Iced Cherry Apple Cider Vinegar Tea

All you need is 3 ingredients to make my refreshing, healthy, and delicious iced cherry apple cider vinegar tea recipe, which tastes surprisingly like a Snapple!

Iced Cherry Apple Cider Vinegar Tea

In this post I’m going to show you how to make what I call cherry “VinTea” cooler, but what is essentially iced cherry apple cider vinegar tea. This healthy, delicious, and refreshing drink uses organic apple cider vinegar and tastes surprisingly like a Snapple! 

I’ve taken up a lot of habits in my lifetime and some of them have even been worthwhile! Today I’m going to share with you a new habit of mine that I’ve been doing regularly for about a month now: drinking apple cider vinegar (ACV). Now don’t go scrunching up your face. This is old-time medicine according to my grandparents. Folks have been doing it for ages, all the way back to Hippocrates, who considered ACV to be medicine and used it to treat ailments.

This is just one of the ACV drinks I’ve been drinking lately but folks on Instagram said they’d like some of my recipes so I’m starting here. I decided to call it “VinTea” because it is a vinegar-based tea drink that just makes your tastebuds sing. Think of what a splash of lemon juice does to a drink and you’ll understand the effect you get by adding ACV. They do pretty much the same thing but with slightly different flavors. 

Benefits of apple cider vinegar tea

There have been several studies showing the benefits of ACV. Just do a quick internet search to find dozens. Some have shown it helps contribute to weight loss, others have proven that it regulates the blood sugar level of people with type 2 diabetes when taken with or before a meal. Here’s what WebMD has to say on the health benefit of drinking apple cider vinegar.

Personally, I can tell you that this iced cherry apple cider vinegar drink has helped me curb my desire for junk food and cokes (which is Alabama for all carbonated beverages). Use that good kind with the “mother” at the bottom (Braggs is my favorite) and you’re getting a powerful dose of probiotics with every sip. I can use any of these reasons and more to encourage you to drink it, but today’s reason is that this cherry VinTea is absolutely delicious!

Ingredients for apple cider vinegar tea.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Apple cider vinegar (preferably this brand)
  • Black Cherry Berry tea
  • Sweetener (I am using Truvia but you can use sugar, your favorite sweetener, or even honey if you like).

How to Make Iced Cherry Apple Cider Vinegar Tea

Steep tea in a quart jar.

Place two tea bags in a quart jar, mason jar, or coffee cup and pour about a cup or a cup and a half of boiling hot water over them. Allow them to steep for a good bit (about 15 minutes). You want this stuff strong!

I just start out with a quart jar because it has plenty of room for me to add ice and my other ingredients, then fill it up the rest of the way with water. Stick a straw in and you’re good to go!

Remove tea bags and stir in sweetener.

After it has brewed, toss out your tea bags and add your sweetener. We want to add this while it is warm because some sweeteners are not as easily dissolved as others.

Stirry! Stirry!

Add apple cider vinegar.

Add in your apple cider vinegar.

I’m just adding about two tablespoons or two good splashes if you will. You can add less or more depending on your tastes but I wouldn’t start out with more than two tablespoons in a quart jar.

You don’t want it to taste like you’re drinking Easter egg dye. Don’t worry! It won’t! Seriously! Oh man, now I’ve just made some of you panic. Hang in there, be brave, be strong, be adventurous with me.

This apple cider vinegar drink is delicious. Honest!

Iced cherry apple cider vinegar tea.

Now, fill your glass up with ice (some of it will melt), add cold water to get it to the top, pop in a straw, and enjoy your VinTea!


This apple cider vinegar tea recipe makes just 1 glass, so there’s no need to store leftovers. Simply double the recipe if making it for more than one person at a time.

Recipe Notes

  • I have found Bragg’s organic apple cider vinegar at Krogers and Walmart. It is getting to be pretty mainstream now so you should be able to find it near you. I pay about $5 for this bottle and a bottle lasts me about two weeks with heavy drinking. ~giggles~ Hey y’all, look at me, I’m a heavy drinker! hee hee.
  • For added flavor, add a tablespoon or two of fresh or bottled lemon juice or lime juice.
  • You can use any kind of brewed tea in this apple cider vinegar tea. Iced green tea is always a popular option.
  • Remember, to sweeten the tea you can use sugar, a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda, or even honey.

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How To Make Iced Sweet Tea

Wedding Punch (Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Punch)

Sugar-Free Peach Lemonade (2 Ingredients Only)

Iced Cherry Apple Cider Vinegar Tea

All you need is 3 ingredients to make my healthy iced cherry apple cider vinegar tea recipe, which tastes surprisingly like a Snapple!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry, tea, vinegar
Servings: 1
Calories: 68kcal


  • 2 Black Cherry Berry tea bags
  • 2 tablespoons Bragg's apple cider vinegar
  • sweetener to taste I use 3 packs of Truvia. You can use sugar, honey, Splenda, etc.


  • In a quart jar, steep two tea bags in a cup of boiling water for 15 minutes, then remove the tea bags.
    2 Black Cherry Berry tea bags
  • Stir in the sweetener and apple cider vinegar until the sweetener is dissolved.
    sweetener to taste, 2 tablespoons Bragg's apple cider vinegar
  • Fill the glass with ice and water until it reaches the top. Enjoy!


Calories: 68kcal
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  1. Just wanted to say…
    (Thunderous appalause)
    So happy the doggie turned up safe’n sound.
    I make my iced tea with that kind of tea and it’s pretty good.I brew mine with decaf tea and lemon herbal tea.Turns out awesome.I use sweet n low and Truvia to sweeten mine.
    Never thought about using vinegar tho.Meself I’d go the lemon juice route.
    Y’all have a good one!

  2. What great news to start off the week!!!!!!! “Sweetie is home”. My daughter has a pet sitting business and is an obsessive animal lover. I told her about Sweetie being missing and she asked all her clients to pray for Sweetie. All most everyday she asked me if Sweetie had come home. She is soooo very happy for the good news of Sweetie’s return and so am I.

  3. This tea looks absolutely wonderful and so refreshing! Perfect for the upcoming super HOT summer days 😉 I love that Black Cherry Tea hot, so I bet it’s even better cold- so going to be trying this one real soon!! 🙂

    It’s beyond wonderful that your little Sweetie came back. My family and I were thinking about and praying for y’all those days when she was missing. We are animal people here too, and we totally understand how they become a part of the family. We have 2 dogs and 2 cats 🙂 God was working, though and He knew all along that she’d be back in your arms- I’m sure He was smiling real big when you all were reunited!

    “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

    Many, many blessings to you and your family (including those sweet furry family members) 🙂

  4. Hmmm…I going to trust you on this, Christy, and maybe give it a try! I imagine it tastes slightly like Kombucha, but not as strong.

  5. I am excited to try this tea out! Thanks also for the update on Sweetie and Pick’s story – so glad it all worked out so perfectly!!

  6. Yep, God’s plans are so mysterious until they are revealed and then it’s that AHA! moment. I was thinking the same thing when Sweetie came home. Giving you just enough time to love Pick. Good one Sweetie!

    1. I was so happy to hear Sweetie came, I have an aging almost 16 year old dog, Cheeky, I took a trip for a week, when I came back she would not come to me, she has been reclusive, it’s as if she has alsheimers, she is no longer the interactive, affectionate, loyal dog she was, she interacts with family but not me, I took her to the vet & nothing is wrong with her. I was very sad, but I love her so much anyway, I couldn’t imagine what I would do if she were to get lost. So happy your Sweetie came back home. Cordially, Shelia

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