Friday, May 20, 2011

Honey Ginger Iced Tea

It has been a really lovely week here.  Sunny, blue skies, cool breezes, and low 70's.
The weather put me in the mood for a refreshing drink.  During the cooler months, especially when we are feeling blue Brian makes us hot ginger tea.
I thought I would surprise him and make an iced version.  Brian LOVES iced drinks!
This is a cool, refreshing drink with a little kick.  Plus ginger is really good for you.  Change up your drink menu this summer, if you like ginger you will love this fun drink.

Honey Ginger Iced Tea

1/2-3/4 cup peeled and thinly sliced ginger
8 cups water
1/2 cup honey (warmed up)
mint for garnish (optional)

Bring the water to boil in a saucepan over high heat.  Add the ginger and simmer for 15 minutes.  Cover the pan with a lid and let it steep for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Remove the lid and lightly crush the ginger.  Strain the mixture into a heat-proof pitcher add the honey and stir to combine.  Place in the fridge until cool.  To serve get a tall glass and fill it with ice pour over the iced tea and garnish with mint if desired.  Enjoy!

Weekend plans:

Spring fling at Ian's school (he's hoping to win some pop.)
Lunch with a friend.
Katie goes to her second middle school dance (I know the horror!)
Go to a 40th birthday party (Happy Birthday Spunk!)
Maybe pick out some plants for the garden.

What are you up to this weekend friends?  I would love to hear all about it.
Take care.


Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Rach,

This sounds absolutely lip-smackingly delicious. Just perfect for when the weather warms up properly here. We had some awesome weather a while ago and it seems to have cooled down a bit again. Hmmmph!!


Tonya said...

Please send the sunny warm weather this way! With the weather pattern we've been stuck in here in New England, I think I'll make the hot version!

lvankuiken said...

That sounds so good! I have to go to the grocery store today...I think I'll pick up some ginger and try this tomorrow. We already have fresh mint in our herb garden.


Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

sounds like a great weekend lined up for the fam! 70's huh? what's that like anyway? It is 91 here today! crazy- enjoy your lovely weather!!! (at least we stay in the water most of the time) :) It helps!

Joe Ambrosino said...

Hi Rachel,

My local Asian supermarket carries a brand of ginger soda made with cane sugar and ginger that is very refreshing. I'll try your version. Have a great weekend;our weather has been horrendous!

Sandi said...

Thanks Rach! I'm looking forward to seeing you guys this weekend too!

Becky (So Very Blessed) said...

Yum! Sounds like a great drink for summer!

Mary said...

This sounds so refreshing. I like the flavor of ginger and Know I'd love this drink. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Buckman Family said...

Sounds good! I would think that Brian would like a little splash of gin or vodka in that drink! hehe

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