Weekend recipe: Iced Tea (Cocktail) Syrup

make your own sweet tea,  iced tea syrup, Arnold Palmer Cocktail recipe

Those of you living in the UK will be enjoying the amazing summer weather, which inspired me last weekend to rustle up a refreshing drink to enjoy in the sunshine. This iced tea or sweet tea syrup can be added to water to be enjoyed with lemonade to create a refreshing soft drink or with a splash of vodka added for an alcoholic Arnold Palmer cocktail.

Serve in Recycled Glass Tumblers from Decorator’s Notebook of course!

make your own sweet tea,  iced tea syrup, Arnold Palmer Cocktail recipe make your own sweet tea,  iced tea syrup, Arnold Palmer Cocktail recipe

Homemade Iced Tea Syrup
 
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A recipe for homemade iced tea syrup concentrate which can be served with lemonade and vodka to make an alcoholic Arnold Palmer cocktail. Makes just over 1 litre of syrup
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Serves: 20 servings
You will need
  • For the Syrup:
  • 1 litre of water
  • 1 kg fair trade white sugar
  • 10 fair trade tea bags
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 handful of fresh mint leaves
  • To Serve:
  • Lemonade
  • Vodka (optional)
  • Lemon
  • Fresh mint
  • Pomegranate
Instructions
  1. Boil the water in a saucepan and add the zest and juice of one lemon and most of the mint leaves.
  2. Add the tea bags and reduce to a very low simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the tea bags and mint leaves from the pan and add the sugar. Simmer for a further 2 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Strain the syrup through a fine sieve and leave to cool.
  5. Mix 1 part syrup with 5 parts lemonade (or to taste) and add 35ml of Vodka (optional). Serve over ice with a slice of lemon, a sprig of mint and some pomegranate seeds.
  6. The syrup may be stored in sterilised bottles in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

 

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