Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Taste of Summer

While iced tea is probably the drink most synonymous with summer, I find that most could use a little something extra. A little more flavor, a little pizzaz so to speak. Enter the watermelon. Summer is the perfect time for fruity drinks and watermelon is the perfect fruit for summer drinks. Add fresh watermelon juice to freshly brewed tea and you have an exciting and refreshing summer drink.


Watermelon Peppermint Iced Tea
Serves 3 to 4

2 cups boiling water
2 bags of peppermint tea
4 lbs seedless water melon, cubed (about 6 cups)
honey (optional)

1. Pour hot water over the tea bags, cover and allow to brew for at least five minutes.
2. Meanwhile, puree the watermelon in a blender, strain and discard the pulp. In a large pitcher, add watermelon juice and tea. Sweeten with honey if desired and stir well. Chill before serving or serve immediately over ice cubes.

9 comments:

HoneyB said...

Sounds refreshing!

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

Simple but so exquisite! Delicious :)

Marina said...

yum!!! :)

btw why don't you post the strawberry smoothie...

Larraine said...

This sounds so perfect. If it ever warms up and stops raining, I'm so there!

Megan said...

Love the color and a great way to use watermelon. Gotta try this one!

Natasha said...

Thanks for your comments here everyone! This recipe was one of the top nine on Foodbuzz.com last week and today is part of the daily special.

B.B.B. said...

This is something like heaven! Gotta buy a large watermelon tomorrow! I have great moroccan mint black tea at home ;)

Liftsarah said...

How many cups of juice do you end up with after pureeing the watermelon?

Natasha said...

Liftsarah, after pureeing and straining thoroughly, I ended up with about two and a half cups.