|Sun tea after 8 hours in the sun|
To make a batch of sun tea:
Fill a 2 quart mason jar with filtered water.
Add 8 tea bags (we use plain black, but you can make it with herbal, or with a couple handfuls of fresh mint, lemon balm or other herbs).
Extra flavors to experiment with: a couple cinnamon sticks or pieces of ginger
Place in a sunny spot for about 8 hours. Remove tea bags.
Chill in the fridge.
This is refreshing all on it's own, but here's a lovely after-work drink that mixologist Bill came up with:
Summer Sun Tea Cooler
1 1/2 cups chilled sun tea
a few fresh mint leaves
1 ounce vodka or rum
1/2 - 3/4 ounces raspberry (or other flavor) Torani syrup (to taste)
squeeze of lime
Muddle the mint leaves briefly in the tea. Mix or shake all the ingredients and serve over ice.
(Bill has Torani syrups on hand for making special coffee drinks. I imagine this would also be delicious w muddled fresh raspberries and simple syrup)
|raspberry and coconut sun tea coolers|