Monday, 28 February 2011

Mocktail Hour: Iced Mint Green Tea

There's nothing we love more at Sluttery HQ that a round or four of cocktails, but after a few consecutive nights on the booze, my liver pleads for something non-alcoholic. So thank goodness that mocktails are getting increasingly interesting. Now there's no need to sit quietly sipping on an orange juice or lemonade and thinking how much nicer it would be with a shot of gin; you can have something full of flavour that looks like a real cocktail, but doesn't make your internal organs weep.

This iced mint green tea has such crisp, refreshing flavours that it feels like it's actively good for you. I'm not a big fan of freshly brewed green tea but it's much more palatable when it's straight from the fridge. You could experiment with different flavours - I've got my eye on a green tea with ginger for my next batch.

Iced Mint Green Tea (makes 4)
Recipe adapted from Eating Well

You will need:
  • 3 green tea bags
  • 1l water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • 4 stalks of lemongrass
Make it!
  1. Brew the green tea and stir in the honey. Add the mint leaves and refrigerate.
  2. When it's nicely chilled, pour into tall glasses and add a stalk of lemongrass as garnish and for some extra zing. And a prop to fiddle with if you're feeling awkward/bored/counting the hours til you can fall off the wagon.
This would be a great drink to finish a Moroccan meal. When the weather gets warmer I'll be sipping this in my garden, thinking vaguely about cutting the lawn and calling for another glass.

4 comments:

  1. I drink peppermint tea all the time! Why have I never done this? Genius! Thanks Sara x

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  3. Hope you like it, Emily Rose! (Also, love the name of your Tumblr.)

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  4. I just came back to this post to check the recipe and saw your comment - thank you :) so sweet (it's a work in progress)
    Oh and the drink, is SCRUMMY!!

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