Thursday, June 21, 2012

Citrus Mint Tea

Cool and Refreshing!

The heat is amazing these last few days and calls for something cool and refreshing!

I hosted a ladies brunch this morning and served this refreshing Citrus-y Mint Tea. I am told my husband's Grandmother served this tea quite a bit and it became her signature drink, so I thought I would give it a try.

I had fun with the photo shoot as you can see ☺ but it really is too warm to work outside if there is nothing very pressing to do out there so I had plenty of time to play around with it. The blue hydrangeas and the calla lilies are favorites of mine too and were gifted to me a few years ago.

2 cups fresh mint leaves, packed
3 cups cold water
Blend and put through a sieve.

Discard the leaves then add:
2 cups sugar
2 (12 oz.each) frozen lemonade concentrate
2 (6 oz.each) frozen orange juice concentrate

Add enough water and ice to make 2 gallon.

This would make really good slushies or Popsicles. Yum!!

Hope you're having a wonderful Thursday!

Click here for a bit of history that goes with the drink.☺

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  1. Wow! This looks so good--I would like to try it. Love the hydrangeas!

  2. It looks so tasty and refreshing!

  3. I found this on your MILs blog and have made it several times. It is DELICIOUS!!!

  4. it's always fun to make something from generations before. And that looks very tasty!

  5. I'm pinning this to my summer board. It was so hot here today (heat index over 100), I could probably drink an entire pitcher! So refreshing!

    Thank you for sharing your tea with See Ya In the Gumbo. I will be making this for sure.