Saturday, February 12, 2011

Drink: Sun Brewed Ice Tea

This is one of my favourite drink recipes -the concept was lovingly stolen from a friends mother who is from TEXAS and makes this in her yellow and glass pitcher similar to the plastic green one seen in my picture. I never got her recipe but it was tweaked two summers ago after several failed attempts. Enjoy

Sun Brewed Ice Tea

Prep time: 5 minutes
Brew time: 4 hours
Skill level: Beginner 

What you will need:
16-18 cups water
8 tea bags (4 black tea bags of your choice 4 lemon zinger tea bags/ or 4 peach tea bags if you prefer peach to lemon)
1/4-cup sweetener (I like splenda, or stevia, or agave nectar, you can use honey, although its harder to dissolve or good ol' fashion sugar)

Let steep in a warm sunny spot for 4 hours
Serve over ice with lemon wedge or warm from the rays the way it is!!
For 'HARD' alcoholic version add
10 oz. vanilla vodka
2-4 oz. tequila (I like Hornitos brand but you can also add flavoured tequilas or not to suit your taste)

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