Today, I have two favorite tea recipes for you.
The easiest sparkling pink punch ever recipe:
2 liter bottle of clear soda - 7 up, Sprite etc. (diet or regular)
2 Celestial Seasonings zinger tea bags (raspberry zinger is my favorite)
A few hours before you need it, carefully open the chilled soda. "Stuff" the tea bags in the bottle, add the cap and return to the refrigerator until you are ready to enjoy this delicious beverage. Simple. Simple. Simple.
I have served this so many times, I could not keep track. And every time, people love it. I get a lot of "what in the world is in this delicious drink?"
My friend, Melia, taught me this trick.
Herbal Iced Tea (I love cold drinks year round.)
4 Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger tea bags
4 Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger tea bags
4 cups pure apple juice
Steep the 8 tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Discard the tea bags. Combine the tea with the apple juice and refrigerate until cold. Serve over ice.
This recipe is from Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Family Style. Dave loves it when Ina comes out with a new cookbook, then he know what to get me for Christmas.
Enjoy these easy and delicious drinks.
image credit: A Cup of Christmas Tea