Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Adult Kool-Aid: Pomegranate & Mint White Iced Tea

Making sun tea
Packing + 80 degrees + no air conditioning = grumpy, sweaty, tired Erin. Fortunately, this barely sweet, grown-up "Kool-Aid" keeps me motivated.


Pomegranate & Mint White Iced Tea
For tea:
4-5 Pomegranate White Tea bags (Trader Joe's has some)
1 quart water in glass jar/container

Place tea bags in water and close jar or cover container. Place container/jar in sunny spot for at least 1 hour, up to 2. Remove tea bags and store jar in the fridge.
For one glass Kool-Aid:
1 tsp. (or less) simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar heated until sugar dissolves)
4-5 mint leaves, torn in half
ice cubes
Pomegranate iced tea
slice of lemon

In the bottom of a glass, muddle simple syrup and mint leaves together. Add ice cubes and fill glass with iced tea. Stir well. Add lemon slices. Repeat all afternoon.

7 comments:

Douglas Cress said...

the mint must make it especially refreshing. I've never tried mint tea cold - I bet its amazing.

Mimi said...

ok I justran across your blog and at first my comment was going to be about the kool-aid but then I kept looking and reading and now....Im Starving looking at those pics..Thanks a lot Erin..lol

tannaz said...

wow, that looks perfectly summery. i love minty drinks. i want to try this.

Erin S. said...

Douglas and Tannaz--yeah, this is good enough to keep me going as I pack up my apartment--how did I get so much stuff?!?!?

Mimi--thanks for visiting--I'm hungry looking at the pics too--I'm sick of my random moving cuisine!

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You know some people call this "sun tea". In addition, sometimes it is also left to stand overnight in the refrigerator.

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