“Tea, mint, sugar, orange and lemon juices make this a quick and easy, refreshingly delicious drink on a hot summer’s day, given to me by a true Southern lady.
Goes great with Cajun or spicy foods too. Every time I serve this someone asks me for the recipe!
Original recipe makes 10 servings
3 cups boiling water
12 sprigs of fresh mint
1 cup white sugar
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
5 cups cold water
3 orange slices for garnish (optional)
3 lemon slices for garnish (optional)
Place the tea bags and mint sprigs into a large pitcher. Pour boiling water over them, and allow to steep for about 8 minutes.
Remove and discard the tea bags and mint leaves, squeezing out excess liquid. Stir in sugar until dissolved, then stir in the orange juice and lemon juice.
Pour in the cold water. Serve over ice cubes, garnished with orange or lemon slices.
PREP 10 mins
READY IN 10 mins