Iced Tea Day

This is a great twist on the mojito.  Enjoy this Basil & Tea Mojito on National Iced Tea Day.

1 lg. Lime, quartered (approx 4 tbsp. juice)
6 lg. Fresh basil leaves
4 green tea bags
2 c. boiling wate
3 tbsp. honey
1 c. rum
1 c. tonic water or seltzer, chilled

In a glass pitcher, squeeze lime juice and basil leaves. With a wooden spoon, thoroughly crush against side of pitcher, add lime rinds. Let tea bags steep in boiling water for approximately 15 minutes. Stir in honey until it dissolves. Pour honey tea and rum into pitcher and stir. Just before serving add tonic water and pour into ice-filled glasses. Garnish, if desired, with additional basil leaves.

Purple Haze

Bet you weren’t expecting a beverage recipe by the title of this blog.  Surprise!   A very refreshing and colorful drink for the summer.

6 c. Pomegranate juice
2 c. vodka
2 c. water
4 green tea bags

Boil water then add tea bags and let sit until room temperature. Remove tea bags.

In a pitcher, mix Pomegranate juice, vodka, and cooled tea. Fill glasses ¾ full with ice then pour in tea mixture to serve.