Tea Cocktails are the latest craze – get your antioxidants and your favorite alcoholic beverage – at the same time! But even if you prefer you cocktail to be a “mock-tail” – follow the recipe and omit the alcohol -for a refreshing summer drink.
I found these recipes on another tea-lover’s blog and thought I’d pass them on:
1. Asian Spicy Cucumber Honey Green Tea
10 slices of cucumber (about 1/4 inch thick), 2 slices lime (1/4 inch ), pinch red pepper
32 oz of prepared green tea, 1tbs. honey
1/4 cup vodka
Crush cucumber, lime and red pepper with wooden spoon in 1 quart glass measuring cup. Stir in tea and vodka. Strain and serve in iced-filled glasses. Garnish, if desired, with additional cucumber and lime.
2. Peach Blueberry-Basil Iced Tea
1/4 cup blueberries
5 large fresh basil leaves
32 fl oz of prepared Souvia black peach tea
1/4 cup light rum
Crush blueberries and basil with wooden spoon in 1-quart glass measuring cup. Stir in rum and tea. Strain and serve in ice-filled glasses. Garnish with blueberries and basil.
3. Peach-Ginger Tea Thyme
3 thin slices ginger, 2 sprigs fresh thyme
32 fl oz of prepared Souvia Georgia Peach
1/4 cup bourbon
Crush ginger and thyme with wooden spoon in a glass measuring cup. Stir in the tea and bourbon. Strain and serve in iced filled glasses.
4. Minted Melon Iced Honey Green Tea
6 cubes honey dew melon
15 large fresh mint leaves
32 fl oz prepared green tea, 1tbsp. honey
1/4 cup vodka
Crush melon and mint with wooden spoon in glass measuring cup. Stir in green tea and vodka. Strain and serve over ice. Garnish
All recipes make 2 servings. For a pitcher, simply double the recipe!
Happy 4th……..and Cheers!