Succulent Saturday: Iced Tea Edition

Since the heat has not yet broken and because I care, I thought I’d go ahead and feature a couple of ice cold drinks to assist in your valiant, and possibly futile, attempts at keeping cool on these long hot days.

Neither of these qualifies as “Zarf Family Classics” but both are equally good when one is searching for cool refreshment. Pretty sure they’d be improved by the addition of vodka too. So there’s always that.

Cranberry Tea

  • 3 cups water
  • 4 green tea bags
  • 1 mint tea bag
  • 2 cups cranberry juice, chilled

In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags. Cover and chill for 2 hours. Transfer to pitcher and stir in cranberry juice. Serve over ice and garnish wish mint leaves or cranberries as desired.

Apple Tea

  • 4 cups water
  • 4 Raspberry Zinger tea bags
  • 4 Lemon Zinger tea bags
  • 4 cups apple juice

In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Let stand for 10 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags. Chill. Transfer to pitcher and stir in apple juice. Serve over ice.

Enjoy!

P.S. Stay cool today.

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