I wish to say that all summer I do this tasty cocktails, however it is a big Lie. I like to walk in Old Town of a new exploring city and drink fresh ice teas, which usually make me think that taste of a life is wonderful.
I have gathered all recipes of my favorite ice teas, Once you make them, you will be always in love with them.
10 Summer Homemade Ice Teas which I truly tried by myself.
1. Ginger Detox Tea: The ginger and cayenne in this tea will help your digestion, boost your metabolism and give you a jump start on a spring diet. It’s served hot here, but that’s nothing a few cubes can’t cool down
- Fresh Ginger Root
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Whole Cloves
- Cayenne Extract
- Fresh Lemon
2. Blackberry Mint Tea: Use black tea as the base, then muddle fresh mint and blackberries together for this lovely tea infusion.
- 5 black tea bags
- ¼ cups mint leaves, crushed. 1 leaf per serving for garnish
- 4 cups boiling water
- ½ cups sugar
- 6 packages (6 ounces each) of blackberries
3. Mint Lime Tea Cooler: White tea, fresh mint and sparkling water make for a light and delicious drink.
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 cup mint leaves
- 6 Tazo Cucumber White tea bags (or any white tea)
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- sparkling water
4. Matcha Mint Iced Tea: Fresh herbs are sprouting up everywhere. Put them to use in a refreshing matcha drink. Instead of whisking your matcha, shake it up with ice, mint and lime juice for a healthy caffeine boost.
- 2 cups filtered water
- 2 teaspoons Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha
- 2 cups crushed ice
- 1 lime, sliced
- handfuls of mint
- optional: honey or cane sugar (or minty simple syrup, see notes)
5. Ginger Peach Sangria
The base is simple: white wine, Grand Marnier and peaches. For an herby kick, I added a splash of ginger juice, mint and basil. Let it chill for at least a few hours (or overnight). It gets more peachy and herby the longer it sits. Cheers!
- 4 hibiscus tea bags
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
- 4 cups boiling water
- 2 cups apple juice
- 2 cups cold water
- Ice cubes, for serving
- Mint sprigs (optional)
- 8 black-tea bags
- 1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved (quartered if large)
- 1 cup water, plus more for steeping
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup fresh basil, plus more for serving
- Ice, for serving
A ripe watemelon becomes both punchbowl and drink with this fun, kid-friendly recipe. Scoop out the watermelon and puree the flesh in a food processor. Just before serving, mix the pureed fruit with chilled seltzer and pour into the hollowed-out melon shell.
- 1 oblong seedless watermelon (about 14 pounds)
- 3 cups seltzer
9. Cranberry Raspberry Lime Tea: Herbal tea can pack an extra bit of zing thanks to fresh lime. Add stevia for natural sweetness that keeps your iced tea pure and simple.
- 1 Cranberry and Raspberry tea bag.
- 1-2 cups of boiling water
- 1/4 of a lime
- 1 cup of ice
- 1 sachet of stevia (or sweetener of choice) – optional
- Mint for garnish – optional
Vanilla bean imbues honey syrup with a seductive aroma. Balance the sweetness with lime juice and splash the syrup into chilled seltzer.
- 2/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 4 cups chilled seltzer