Spring is finally here and here to stay! A couple of weeks ago I finally decided to get one of those lounge furniture sets for my balcony in stead of a dining table. I’ve been wanting to change for a couple of years but somehow I thought we needed a dining table outside even if in the end we never ate outside….
So now I’m all for lounging outside in the sun. And even though I would love to have white or rosé wine all day long, it’s better to have a non-alcoholic drink on hand as well.
I think that home made iced tea is perfect on a sunny day. And you can always change it up with different teas or with different kinds of syrups/cordials, and you can sweeten it exactly to your own taste.
For this years first pitcher of home made iced tea, I made black tea that I sweetened with Grenadine Syrup.
3 tea bags of choice (or the equivalent in loose tea leaves)
240 ml (1 cup) of almost boiling water
120 ml (½ cup) of good quality grenadine syrup or your syrup/cordial of choice.
1, 5 litres (about 6 cups) of cold water
Make a strong tea concentrate of the 3 tea bags and the hot water. Let it cool, then add it to a large pitcher and mix in the grenadine syrup. Fill it up with ice and cold water, stir to mix and serve.
PS: I just realised that this is the first recipe completely without butter :-P!