Drink RECIPES

Orange and Lemon Ice Tea

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Even though Thanksgiving has just ended, but it is the beginning of the celebration. Right after Thanksgiving indicates Christmas is coming on its way! While everybody is getting ready for the actual day, for many of you might be like us pondering what to prepare for the feast! It’s a special to gather together with family and friends they’re the reason we treat it importantly on such a special day.

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We have many ideas to try out, We planned to prepare ahead to prevent hassle on the actually day! Therefore upcoming weeks, we are sharing quite a few different recipes that we like it a lot to you all. Maybe you could have a try to prepare that for your gatherings or giving gifts!

It has been cold during this festival and what is better than a glass of chilled citrus sweet tea to kick start your feast! It is refreshing, tasteful filled with a great scent of orange, lemon, and Gin! I love this recipe a lot, maybe because of my love for the citrus and Gin. It’s a very simple recipe that you could try with it for any occasions.

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Ingredients |

  • 8 cups water
  • 4 black tea bags
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • Gin (Personally preferred Bombay Sapphire Gin)

Method |

Prepared a large saucepan, heat water just until it comes to a rapid boil. Remove from heat and drop in the tea bags. Cover and let steep for about 20 minutes.

In a 2 quart pitcher, combine the steeped tea, discarding the tea bags. Stir until dissolved. Continue to cool to room temperature. Stir in lemon, orange juice, and gin.

Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice.

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Tips from the two sisters |

Here are some tips that I would like to share with, it’s best not to add the citrus until the tea is completely cooled. Even better to chill the cooled citrus tea, as recommended, to let the flavors meld. Also, cooling too fast brings out the tannin, causing cloudy tea. Should any tea become cloudy, just add a little boiling water to clear it up.

For those who decide to serve on any festival’s gathering, this could be preparing a day ahead for any parties. After mixing them with our recipe above, chilled in the fridge for the serving. That’s it!

With shots of Gin, it intensifies the flavor of the glass of ice tea. For those who are planning for different groups of the guest, you could separate the non-alcoholic and the alcoholic drink in two different portions.

Our suggestion is having the non-alcoholic Orange & Lemon Ice Tea in a fruit punch bowl for the younger guest while the alcoholic ice tea in jars. As we take consideration on the weight of the jar for the younger visitor.

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xoxo, Angela

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