5.26.2010

Summertime Drinks


Enough with the tea, right? Well, I can't help it! I have been wanting to make iced tea since it's been getting warmer (even though it did rain last night). At family functions, my grandma always makes iced tea, or "sun tea", for her girls, as she so kindly refers to me and my cousin. I don't think anything could beat her tea, but I found some recipes that would be fabulous to try:

Summer Iced Tea. This combines eight herbal teas, such as lemon and hibiscus, with a black tea, such as Earl Grey. Yum!

Red Iced Tea. Red Zinger and Raspberry Zinger tea mixed with slices of oranges and lemons.

Strawberry-Basil Iced Tea. Strawberries and basil mixed in with tea...sounds intriguing.

Lemony Spiked Sweet Tea. Tea spiked with rum. Lemon iced tea sounds so good by itself, I am not sure about the rum!

Raspberry Rosehip Iced Tea. An interesting mixture combining rosehips, raisins, raspberry leaves, and raspberry or cherry juice, and orange juice.

Hibiscus Mint Iced Tea. Hibiscus tea, mint leaves, and apple juice.

Does anyone else make iced tea in the summer? Any special recipes?

32 comments:

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

they all look soooooo yummy - i am unfortunatly not a fan of "true" tea's ... i try and i try HARD to like em' - but it doesn't work for me .. gimmie that insane gross sugar stuff, and i'm good - but "real ice tea" not a fan :o( boohoo to me!

*mwah*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Bad Taste Toast said...

This looks and sounds delicious! I'v enever made iced tea myself, but it would definitely be fun to try this out in the summer :)


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Cat said...

These look so refreshing! Yum!!!! :)

Just in time for the hot, summer days ahead!

Marcie said...

I LOVE tea and all of these look so great. I may branch out of my black tea comfort zone and try these!
:) Marcie

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Am not too keen on ice tea, but I make my own summer drink which is frsh water melon juice with grated ginger and mint from the garden. When in the tropics I drink fresh coconut water, yummy;-)

shari @ little blue deer said...

I love sun tea! But my summer thing is spa water - just fill up a pitcher with distilled water and add sliced lemons, cucumbers and a stalk or two of rosemary - soooo refreshing! XO!

Viva La Fashion said...

i normally don't drink iced tea but these recipes look so yummy. i just might start. :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow these all sound delicious! I don't usually make it at home because I'll drink waaay too much of it :)

And your grandma sounds so sweet. Can I borrow her? :)

Taj Acosta said...

oh wow so many great suggestions for tea! I love sweet tea anytime of year, that's from living in TX ;) xoxo

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

These fresh drinks are Happy Drinks! Looking too yummie all ready for Summer, well alright then, just a little bit more sunshine will do. The sun has disappeared over here in the Netherlands.
Wishing you a happy day! xx

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Okay, I'm thirsty! Thanks for sharing these yummy drinks!

Valerie said...

These all sounds so delicious! The Strawberries and basil tea sounds amazing! Now I'm thirsty!

xo
Valerie

Amanda said...

we just made some iced tea last night...but it wasn't a fancy tea! just plain old tea! would love to try one of these fun teas though! thanks for the comment! your blog is lovely! :)

Comic_Cat said...

Thank you, the dress is a night gown. ^^
But it is too pretty to be worn in bed where nobody sees it. :D
At least in my opinion.
You got an awesome blog, nice pics! ;)

Annie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. I love the colours in all your photos, the pink and green combination is one of my favourites and the coloured tea cups are gorgeous.
Ann x

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

um I'll take my with the rum today, make it a double!

Lemon said...

thankyou for your sweet comment on my blog! (my little eye is doing much better!) p.s. you have successfully made me ridiculously thirsty now!

Debby Lee said...

They all look fantastic! My daughter loves iced tea. xo

Hazel said...

They look so delicious! And soo pretty! I'm not a big fan of iced tea... but fruit punch, now that's another story! MmmMmm!

Shame it's winter over here now though :(

Happy blogging!!

:) Hazel

Maria said...

yummy! now I'm thirsty! Thanks for visiting my blog lovely*

thenextarrow said...

the looks so delicious + refreshing. thanks for sharing.

xo Alison

this free bird said...

Thanks for leaving a comment earlier; I'm so glad you did because I love this post and your blog overall. The tea recipes are wonderful and I can't wait to try them - pretty and tasty (I bet!). xo

Carrie :)

tywo said...

I love tea..These look so good, and perfect for summer!


LOVE!

Cornflake said...

Yum, I love Pimms cocktails in summer but then I'm English :-)

These drinks are making me thirsty!!x

Jenni said...

mmmm those all sound soooo tasty!!!

g e o r g i a said...

I have noticed you love tea! I love it that you love it, and share it will us! I have looked back on my blog and thought I really blog about coffee, alot, Oh well,lol! I usually drink pink lemonade in the summmer, but I will need to try all your fabulous suggestions!

koralee said...

Yummy yumm yumm...ice tea is the best...we drink it all year long in our home. Thanks for the great recipes. Hugs for a great rest of your week. xoox

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Thanks for the tips! this looks.. just amazing
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Jason laucht said...

wow! those look yummy!!!!

The Zhush said...

These all look so good! I am much more of an iced tea drinker than a hot tea drinker! :)

ALFIE said...

oh my goodness!! all these teas look fabulous!!

Anna Katrina said...

one of my favorite things about the summer is the ice drinks you can have! i love mint in anything all your pictures look yummy

Anna Katrina
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