Drinks matching the season

I'm drinking a lot of light soda's. Not very good for your health of course. I've been looking for a good alternative, because I don't like to drink water. I think I found it in homemade ice-tea. I make it like this: Bring 3 liters of water to boil with orange zest and juice of two (unwaxed) oranges. Let it simmer for 10 minutes. Add 2 larger or 4 one-cup bags of green or black tea. Leave in for about 5 min. Ice-tea needs a bit of sugar. How much? I don't like sweet so I add about 2 modest tablespoons. But then the drink is rather tangy. For a first try I would add 2 spoons more. Stir till dissolved and let the mixture cool down a bit. Then sieve and fill the bottles. Here I used glass ones, but plastic soda bottles are fine too. Store in the fridge and drink within a couple of days. You can replace the oranges bij lemons of limes. Next week I will try tea with lavender...

4 comments:

Suzette said...

Het ziet er in elk geval al heel mooi uit, die flessen vind ik echt super!

Sarah said...

I am trying to give up diet soda as well. And by "trying" I mean "thinking it would be a good idea but not actually doing anything about it, yet." So I will definitely make this recipe!

Windmill Tales said...

OOh Ive been reading about Pimms on other blogs, but this is much healthier like the sound of the lavender one too. Not sure if you can get Pimms here anyway

DangAndBlast! said...

In this part of Texas we tend to drink iced tea unsweetened. We also make "sun tea" a lot - get a large jar or other clear glass container with a lid, put water in it and two-three bags of tea (I like 2 bags black tea, one bag berry-flavored herbal tea), and set it outside for a few hours until the tea looks brewed. It doesn't get the bitter taste that tea that's brewed hot and then iced can sometimes get. Don't know what it would taste like with sugar, though...