Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Cool Drink for Summer Picnics

Cranberry Herbal Iced Tea perks up the usual iced tea drink and it's fun to try different variations. When carrying to a picnic site, pack the iced tea and soda water separately. Mix just before serving.

Cranberry Herbal Iced Tea

3 cups cranberry juice cocktail
6 oranges and spice tea bags
1/4 cup sugar
1 quart soda water

Bring juice to boil. Remove from heat, add tea bags and brew for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Cool slightly, then refrigerate.

When ready to serve, combine one-half tea and one-half soda water. Serve with plenty of ice cubes.

This recipe makes 6-7 eight-ounce glasses of tea when mixed with the soda water.

For one glass: use 1/2 cup juice, 1 tea bag and 1 tablespoon sugar. Combine with 1/2 cup soda water.

Options: Substitute cran-raspberry or other variations of cranberry juice. Substitute orange almond tea or any fruit tea.