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Rosie O'Grady's Minty Lemon Iced Tea

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“Nothing is better than a homemade Iced Tea with tones of minty freshness! source: Food and Wine”
READY IN:
1hr 50mins
SERVES:
6-8
YIELD:
2 quarts
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Simple Syrup:
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and 8 mint sprigs and bring to a boil. Simmer the mixture over moderate heat until the sugar dissolves.Remove from the heat and let cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the mint syrup into a blender and puree with the 1 cup of mint leaves.
  4. In a large saucepan, bring the cold water to a boil. Remove from the heat, add the tea bags and let steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and let cool to room temperature. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until chilled.
  5. Pour the tea into a pitcher, add the lemon juice and stir in 3/4 cup of the mint syrup, or more to taste; refrigerate the remaining syrup for later use. Serve in 8 tall glasses over ice, garnished with a mint sprig and a slice of lemon.
  6. MAKE AHEAD The iced tea can be refrigerated in a covered pitcher for up to 2 days. NOTES To make the tea faster, steep the tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water for 10 minutes; then stir in 4 cups of ice water. Proceed with the recipe.

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