It's too hot to bake. No one wants to turn on the oven in this heat. Plus, we feel more thirsty than hungry. What we really want is to feel refreshed. Which is why we sprang into action when we saw a selection of ice tea recipes this week on www.marthastewart.com. We quickly decided to try two of them: Hibiscus Mint Iced Tea and Citrus Arnold Palmer.
The hibiscus tea, also known as flor de Jamaica in Mexico, has a slightly tart flavor, which is why the apple juice is used to sweeten the taste. With the added hint of mint this tea definitely left us feeling revived. We could sip on this all day.
To make the Citrus Arnold Palmer, boil 2 cups of water and add 4 bags of English Breakfast Tea. Let steep for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove bags and refrigerate. When cool stir in ½ cup bourbon, the juice of one orange and one lemon and 2 tablespoons simple syrup. Serve over ice.
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