Posts Tagged ‘beverage recipe’

Tasteful Tuesday: Citrus & Mint Iced Tea

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

This iced tea recipe makes an extra refreshing, flavorful and delicious beverage that will be a hit at your next summer gathering or barbecue. Keep it as is or add vodka or rum for an adult party.

LemonsWhat You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 10 sprigs fresh mint
  • 4 black tea bags
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
    (about 5 freshly squeezed lemons)
  • 5 cups cold water
  • 3 orange slices for garnish (optional)
  • 3 lemon slices for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place the tea bags and mint sprigs into a large pitcher. Pour boiling water over them, and allow to steep for 8-12 minutes.
  2. Squeeze out excess liquid from the teabags, then remove and discard with the mint leaves.
  3. Add granulated sugar and stir until dissolved. Add the orange juice and lemon juice and stir while pouring in the cold water (add liquor if desired).
  4. Serve over ice cubes, garnished with orange or lemon slices.

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Tasteful Tuesday: Cranberry Pineapple Punch

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

CranberriesThis punch is perfect for early fall when the temperatures are still mild (or unseasonably hot), as well as the holidays when cranberries are in everyone’s pantries. A special ingredient adds more delicious flavor to the beverage, and it can easily be adapted for the addition of rum, vodka or other alcohol.

What You’ll Need:

  • Crushed ice
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 4 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar*
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 liter cranberry ginger ale

Directions:

  1. Fill a large punch bowl about 1/4 full of ice. Add the juices and, if desired, the granulated sugar. Stir until the sugar is combined, or go to step 2.
  2. Add almond extract, ginger ale, and if desired, your choice of alcohol. Stir well and serve!

*for a less sweet drink, omit the sugar

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Tasteful Tuesday: Honeydew Punch

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Honeydew Melon

The honeydew melon is either a favorite or the thing everyone leaves behind in a fruit salad. We think this honeydew punch will unite both sides, so serve it up at your next summer party.

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 cups honeydew melon,
    seeded and cubed
  • 3 kiwi, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup lemonade
    (we recommend sugar-free)
  • 1 1/3 cups white grape juice
    (we recommend unsweetened)

Directions:

  1. Place the melon, kiwi and lemonade in a food processor fitted with the chopping blade, and process until smooth.*
  2. Pour through a strainer into a large pitcher to remove any pulp and solids.
  3. Add the white grape juice, stir well, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days.
    Serve over ice.

*Note: A food processor works best in this step,
but you could use a blender if that’s what you have on hand.

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