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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tuesday's Cupboard—Lemony Spiked Sweet Tea

Inspired by Martha Stewart online

Lemony Spiked Sweet Tea

Original recipe from "Emeril at the Grill"
by Emeril Lagasse


Brewed ice tea maker
2 quart-size canning jars
2 straws
2 bags of ice

For summer evenings on the porch

  • 6 bags of Stash orange-spice tea
  • 2 cups Safeway Signature Orange-Peach-Mango refrigerated juice
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 4 shots Bacardi 151 golden rum
  • sugar to taste
  • fresh mint sprigs
  • cinnamon sticks
  • sliced oranges & lemons

Orange spiced black tea

make it!
  1.  Brew a pitcher of iced tea using the 6 tea bags of Stash orange-spice tea.
  2.  Fill 2 quart-size jars half full of ice.
  3.  Fill each jar half full of ice tea.
  4.  Add 1/2 cup of fruit juice to each drink + a splash of lemon juice (about 1/8 cup).
  5.  Add 2 shots of rum to each drink.
  6.  Top off with fruit juice & tea.
  7.  Taste for sweetness.  Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of sugar, if desired. 
  8.  Add sliced oranges & lemons.  Stuff a sprig of fresh mint into each drink.
  9.  Swirl with a cinnamon stick & serve with a straw.

There is no substitute for freshly brewed ice tea!

Also great as a non-alcoholic summer drink!

• long • summer • days •