I am not a big hot tea drinker (all those different types and flavors just baffle me) but Eric does like his ice tea (sweet of course). And his favorite ice tea drink? An Arnold Palmer (half sweet tea half lemonade).
So why not add some other juices as well? Cranberry and orange pair beautifully making this tea concoction perfect ice tea for a fall/winter celebration (especially since we won’t have ‘hot tea’ weather for many more months to come). So sip up!
Note: This recipe makes a lot but could be doubled to make more and served in a punch bowl at a party.
Cranberry Orange Tea
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Wait Time: 10 minutes Makes 2 gallons
6 quarts water
1 2/3 cups sugar
6 family-size tea bags
3 cups cranberry juice
3 cups orange juice
3 cups lemonade
In a large saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat on stovetop, stirring often. Remove from heat; add tea bags. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Remove tea bags, squeezing gently. Cool tea.
Pour tea into a large container. Add juices; stir and chill.
Serve chilled over ice.
adapted from Taste of the South, Winter 05