I know, you're thinking, didn't you just talk about what you've been reading? Why, yes I did. But there are always books to be read and discussed. DISCUSSED being the key word. We have a new podcast up over here. You can also find it on iTunes, key word Deb and Beth. We are discussing our summer beach reads, among other things. Check it out....
One thing we do share is our love of ice tea/sweet tea. I'm going to share a new recipe for making a refreshing sweet tea with mint and ginger.
Brew the tea however you like. In a pot, with a tea kettle, ice tea maker, I use my coffee maker.
While the tea is brewing, make a simple syrup using equal parts sugar and water. I was making enough for 2 gallons, so I used 3 cups sugar and 3 cups water. Sweetness is purely up to your own tastes. Into the simple syrup mixture, I throw in mint leaves and sliced ginger.
Keep stirring until sugar dissolves and then keep it on a simmer for about 15 minutes to let all the flavors infuse. Once tea is brewed, mix in syrup portion (after straining mint and ginger, of course.) Pour over ice and enjoy. This truly is refreshing and a twist on your normal sweet tea.
Glass on the left is the green sweet tea and the right is normal sweet tea. (just to show you the difference.)
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