Thursday, May 6, 2010
Hottest Day so Far Calls For Iced Tea with Mint Syrup!
I cannot believe it's going to be in the 90's on May 6!! Time to start making iced tea to keep cool! And what better way to enjoy iced tea than...you guessed it...flavored syrups. Ohhhhh yeah! Over the weekend I played with mint, and it is so, so yummy.
Just like making the simple syrups we've discussed before, like the lavender syrup, you put 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan.
Heat over medium high, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Bring to a boil, boil a few minutes, remove from heat, throw in a handful of fresh mint leaves, cover, let cool and steep to desired strength. Strain out the mint leaves, store in the fridge up to 1 week. (But you'll probably use it sooner than that!!)
For todays iced tea I simply added 2-3 tablespoons of mint syrup to a glass (I used a mason jar for fun!), and garnished with a fresh mint sprig. So easy, so good! Enjoy!
Have a wonderful day!