Posts Tagged ‘summer drinks’

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: If You Like Piña Coladas

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Pina Colada Recipe | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

July 10th is Piña Colada day, so if you haven’t yet enjoyed one of these creamy cocktails this summer, today is the perfect day to indulge! Below is a classic Piña Colada recipe, but we’ve also included a Mango Piña Colada Smoothie recipe sans alcohol for continued enjoyment.

Piña Colada Recipe (serves 2)

What you’ll need:

  • 6 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 ounces white rum (or dark, if you prefer)
  • 2 ounces cream of coconut
  • 4 cups ice

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into a chilled glass (a Poco Grande or Hurricane glass is recommended) and garnish with pineapple, cherries, or other fruit. Enjoy!

Pineapple SlicesMango Piña Colada Smoothie (serves 2)

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 mango, peeled and seeded
  • 3/4 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 14 ounces coconut milk

Directions:

  1. Cube the mango and along with the other ingredients, place in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into a chilled glass or cup (for home or on the go) and enjoy.

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Peach Sangria Recipe

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Mason Jar Beverage DispenserRefer to this sangria recipe when you are looking to serve brunch, dinner or weekend guests a cool, refreshing beverage during the summer or throughout the year. For the best tasting results, we recommend letting the sangria chill for at least 12 hours before serving.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup peach schnapps
  • 6 tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 pound white peaches, pitted and sliced
  • 1½ cups seedless red grapes, halved

Directions:

  1. In a large pitcher or beverage dispenser, combine dry white wine, peach schnapps and  lemonade concentrate; stir until well mixed. Add sliced peaches, red and green grapes.
  2. Refrigerate for 12 hours, or at least 3, to blend flavors. Serve over ice and if desired, your choice of sparkling water or lemon-lime soda.

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