I don’t know what it was that made me get so into making beverages- the mason jar movement, turning 21, a deep hatred for aspartame?
Whatever it was, in the last few years I have absolutely loved concocting my own yummy, fizzy, fruity drinks- of which this recipe is a perfect example.
In my opinion, summer seems to be the perfect time to whip up a new and fresh beverage of choice, because who doesn’t love the idea of sitting on the porch with a nice glass of ice tea? Or, more realistically in our busy world, who doesn’t love the idea of walking in the door after running errands in the heat and having something chilled and refreshing to sip on? You do, you know you do.
Thus, I bring you my new favorite drink- Ginger Peach Sweet Tea. This pitcher contains so many of my favorite flavors, I could literally drink all of it in one sitting if I did not pay attention! It’s that good.
Invite a friend over, get a glass, kick off your shoes, and enjoy the taste of something homemade for a minute. You’ll be glad you did.
- 3 family-size tea bags
- 2 cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 (12-oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed (I accidentally made the lemonade, then added the tea/mint/sugar to it)
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 (1-liter) bottle ginger ale, chilled
- 1 (1-liter) bottle club soda, chilled
- Optional: fresh peach wedges for garnish
- In a medium saucepan, boil four cups of water. Once boiling, add the tea bags and mint leaves, and continue boiling for one minute.
- Remove the pot from heat, and stir in ½ cup sugar and ½ cup additional water, stirring until the sugar is melted.
- Once the sugar is melted, return the lid to the pot, and allow the tea and mint leaves to steep for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare the lemonade using the lemonade concentrate, as instructed.
- Once the tea is done steeping, discard the mint leaves and tea bags, and add the tea to the lemonade pitcher.
- Chill until ready to serve, and then stir in the ginger ale, club soda, and peach wedges. Enjoy!
Notes and Tips!:
- Adapted from: Southern Living
- Like this recipe? Try these other delicious beverage options from ‘A Rented Kitchen’! (Recipe links found below):