Ice tea is the best and most refreshing summer drink. Our garden is full of fresh mint and I love the smell that spreads in the kitchen when the mint is infused in hot water. To have your ice tea very cold, it’s best to start it one day ahead so it has the time to cool down on the counter then spend the night in the fridge.
This ice tea recipe is a Mojito but without the alcohol. Feel free to add some if you wish. I always drink mine alcohol-free as I think the alcohol spoils the freshness of summer cocktails 😉
Note: For a refined sugar-free diet, try a splash of maple syrup, honey or rice syrup. I did try one with the rice syrup for my niece and she loved it.
- 4,5 l water
- 8 Mint sprigs
- 8 lemons or limes
- 120gr brown granulated sugar
- Lime slices
- Fresh mint leaves
- Ice cubes
Wash very well the mint sprigs before using (otherwise you’ll have a crunchy tea full of sand)Boil the water in a large saucepan then turn off the heat and add the fresh mint sprigs. Let infuse for 30 minutes
- Remove the mint and let cool down on the counter. Add the sugar. When cool enough, place the saucepan in the fridge and leave overnight.
- Squeeze the lemons/limes and add the juice to the saucepan.
- Turn a few minutes into the mixture with a spoon to blend everything together and make sure the sugar has dissolved.
- Pour into water pitchers or glasses and decorate with mint leaves, lime slices and ice cubes.