Sunday, September 2, 2012

Strawberry Tea

Trying to squeeze as much summer out of summer as you can?

Strawberry Tea is a great warm weather drink and is quite refreshing for those last days of summer when like me, you want to hang on to the warmth as long as possible.

Strawberry Tea
1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries, thawed
1 1/2 quarts water
3 family-size tea bags
1/2 cup sugar
1 (6-ounce) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed and undiluted
1 (2-liter) bottle lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled

Place strawberries in a food processor; process until smooth, stopping at least once to scrape down the side.

Bring water to a rolling boil then add tea bags.  Cover and steep five minutes.

Remove tea bags.  Stir in sugar, lemonade concentrate, and strawberry puree then place in refrigerator to chill.

When ready to serve, pour chilled lemon-lime soda into strawberry mixture.  Stir until well blended.  Pour over ice and garnish with sprigs of fresh mint or slices of fresh strawberries.

This recipe is from a June 1994 Southern Living and I've made this more times than I can count.  It's not only delicious simply as a fruity tea but it makes a wonderful punch as well.  Simply freeze part of the mix as an ice ring, decorated with fresh berries and mint leaves, place in punch bowl and add remainder of tea.  

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  1. This looks super tasty! New follower from the Weekend Potluck, looking forward to making this ASAP! :)

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