How Many Twisted Teas To Get Drunk: Answered (2023)

Last Updated on October 25, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea, made with real brewed black tea, natural lemon flavor, and a bit of vodka, is one of the most popular wine coolers. It tastes like real iced tea that people have a hard time believing that they’re drinking alcohol. 

Hence, getting carried away can be pretty easy when you’re out on a picnic and drinking Twisted Tea with your friends. 

So, how many Twisted Teas will it take to get you drunk? We’ll crunch down the numbers and give you the real T. 

How Many Twisted Teas Will Get You Drunk?

Twisted Tea Original

You’ll probably get drunk on Twisted Teas at about the same time you get tipsy when you drink regular beer or wine.

So if you’re aware that you get drunk after indulging in your sixth or seventh can, you’ll probably get drunk on Twisted Tea after consuming the same amount. 

According to the label, Twisted Tea Original Hard Iced Tea has an alcohol content of five percent, which is more or less the same as a standard can of beer or a glass of wine. 

Of course, this isn’t a hard number — other factors could influence the effect of alcohol on your body, such as food consumption, sleep deprivation levels, weight, and tolerance. 

Factors To Consider

Factors That Get You Drunk With Twisted Tea Original 

Alcohol Tolerance 

If you’re a seasoned drinker, you probably won’t get drunk on Twisted Teas as fast as someone who rarely drinks alcohol. 

If you have a high alcohol tolerance, your perceived drunkenness might not be that apparent, and you’ll probably feel more in control of yourself, even if you’ve had more Twisted Teas than you can count. 

Weight & Height

Twisted Tea Bag n Box

It’s pretty self-explanatory that a person with a higher body weight will need to partake in more alcohol to get drunk than someone who’s more petite. 

To give you actual numbers, a formula to calculate your body’s Blood Alcohol Content was created by Erik Widmark. 

This formula can determine the BAC: BAC = (A/(W x r)) x 100, with “A” being the alcohol consumed in grams, “W” the body weight, and “r” the gender constant, with 0.55 for women and 0.68 for men. [1

Finding the value of A can be challenging, so to make it easier for you, a standard US drink contains about 14 grams of alcohol. You’re legally drunk in the US if you have above a 0.08% BAC. 

So, as an example, if a 100-pound woman were to drink Twisted Teas, she would need roughly 1.4 Twisted Teas to get drunk. 

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Scientific research shows that women get drunk faster than men (and we’re not being sexist here).

That’s because women have been shown to have less alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), a natural enzyme in the liver that breaks down alcohol.

The Twisted Teas a woman drinks enter her bloodstream faster and make her drunk quicker. 

Food Consumption

Food with alcoholic drinks

A well-known hack so you don’t get drunk quickly is food intake. If there is little to no food in your stomach when you drink, your small intestine will absorb the alcoholic beverages faster. 

So if you have Twisted Tea on a picnic, best believe you and your friends won’t get drunk that quickly. But does Twisted Tea have caffeine?

Sleep Deprivation Levels

Believe it or not, the amount of sleep you’ve had before you drink can influence how quickly you get drunk.

If you’ve been sleep-deprived over the past few days, you’ll probably get drunk quickly, even if all you’re consuming is Twisted Tea. 

On the other hand, if you’ve been sticking to a healthy sleep regimen over the past few nights, it will take a lot of Twisted Teas to get you intoxicated. 

Can A Can of Twisted Tea Intoxicate You? 

No, a 12 oz can of Twisted Tea probably won’t make you feel intoxicated. Original Twisted Tea has just as much alcohol as a can of beer, which is about five percent ABV. Most people don’t get legally drunk after having one can of beer

On the other hand, Twisted Tea Light has four percent ABV and has half the sugar, flavors, and sweetness as the original drink. 

Having said that, Twisted Tea can still get you tipsy, especially if you have many drinks. 


Are Twisted Teas stronger than beer?

No, Twisted Teas aren’t stronger than beer because they have the same alcohol percentage. Standard beer in cans and Twisted Teas have about five percent ABV. 

Can people under 21 drink Twisted Tea?

No, people under 21 cannot drink Twisted Tea. Twisted Tea is technically an alcoholic drink with a minimum legal drinking age requirement of 21. 

In Conclusion 

Now that you know how much alcohol is in Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea, you probably know how much it will take to get you drunk.

This low alcoholic beverage has five percent ABV, which is more or less the same alcohol content as a standard beer can. 

You will probably get drunk on Twisted Teas roughly the same time you get drunk on beers.  Other factors such as food consumption, sleep deprivation, weight, and gender could affect how quickly you get drunk. 



Lisa Dimarco

Lisa is a freelance lifestyle writer specializing in nightlife, leisure, and celebration. She has been in the field for eight years and has written articles featured in various local blogs and lifestyle magazines. For Lisa, there’s nothing better than an ice-cold drink after a rough day (she’s not fussy). But she also likes to get a bit fancy every now and then. She believes you can never go wrong with a Moscow Mule or a classic Daiquiri anywhere you go. Contact at [email protected] or learn more about us here.

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