Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thirsty Thursday: Mint & Lime Iced Tea

This week has been beautiful outside, so we've put most of our March Break activities that I had planned for the kids aside so that we all can play outside and enjoy the warm weather. And enjoy it we have been. We've been outside from the time the sun starts shinning until it sets and loving every minute of it. By the time the kids get in and after we've eaten our BBQ dinner, they're passed out because they've been playing all day. Which is great. This just makes me more anxious and excited for the Summer to get here. This week's Thirsty Thursday is a drink perfect for this weather we've been having this week. Enjoy!






Mint &Lime Iced Tea

Source: Adapted from CHOW

INGREDIENTS

8 cups (2 quarts) water
8  tea bags
1 bunch fresh mint
1 1/2 cups superfine or granulated sugar (I used splenda, taste great!)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 4 medium limes) 


INSTRUCTIONS

Place the water in a medium pot and bring to a simmer over high heat. Remove from heat, add the tea bags and mint, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.

Once the tea has steeped, discard the tea bags, add the sugar, and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved. Let cool to room temperature, then place in the refrigerator to cool completely, about 2 hours.

Once the tea is cold, remove the mint and stir in the lime juice. Taste and adjust with more lime juice or sugar as desired. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint and a wedge of lime (if using). 
~LaQuita



7 comments:

  1. I loooooove iced tea in the summer and always make my own because I don't like it sweetened, will try with the lime, what a great idea!

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  2. ooohh that sounds heavenly! makes me think of weekends in the backyard!

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  3. I never would have thought to put mint in; I might have to try this one. Great idea!

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  4. Love iced tea. Such a refreshing drink for the summer months!

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  5. Fantastic summer sipper. I like the idea of using a low cal sweetener.

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  6. Ohhh I can't wait for the warm weather so that I can sip on yummy drinks like this!

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