Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Duo of Refreshing Mint Drinks

Refreshing Mint Apple Tea
This first drink has a lovely refreshing flavor. I love that it is naturally sweetened with the apple juice.

4 mint flavor herbal tea bags
4 cups boiling water
4 cups 100% juice apple juice
8 fresh mint leaves (optional)

Steep the tea in the boiling water for at least 15 minutes to get the full flavor out of it.
Add together the apple juice and the tea in a pitcher.
Slice the mint leaves into thin strips and add to the mixture if desired.
Allow to chill well before serving or if you can't wait serve over ice!

Refreshing Pomegranate Spritzer
This second drink is also so refreshing and it is good for you too with all the antioxidant powers of the pomegranate juice!

16 oz pomegranate juice
32 oz ginger ale
juice of 2 to 3 fresh limes (depending on the zing you want it to have)
12 mint leaves, sliced into ribbons

Chill all the ingredients separately.
When ready to serve mix all together in a pitcher.
This is best served right away so that the ginger ale doesn't lose its fizz but it is still delicious tasting the next day if you have leftovers too.
Also, if you would like to make this drink naughty then switch out the ginger ale for a spumanti or sweet type of champagne or sparkling wine!!


  1. Add bourbon and some castor sugar with the mint tea and a sprig of mint rolled in castor sugar ... and voila ... Mint Julep :-).

  2. The mint apple tea sounds amazing!! I am actually a hot tea drinker.. like, an ALL DAY hot tea drinker..well, on and off, between just regular water.. but I love tea! However, it was HOT today, and I could not bear to have my hot tea.. but this cold tea sounds like it is right up my alley!! I will be making this for sure!

  3. They sound sooo good! We do a lot of tisanes in the summer.
    (and I added you to my blogroll)

  4. sounds good minus the mint. haha I am not a fan of mint but my hubby is. I bet he'd love these.


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