Sitting outside on a warm summers afternoon, with a light breeze and a glass of berry mint iced tea… sounds quite appealing doesn’t it!
Berry mint iced tea is a wonderful refreshing drink which is much lower in sugar than the store bought versions. The peppermint and berry teas compliment each other nicely with the ginger ale giving it a light fizz. You can easily make it look pretty with fresh mint and summer fruits – last time I made it I used white nectarines and fresh raspberries but you could also use strawberries or other stone fruit.
I made a large batch of berry mint iced tea for my daughter’s birthday in January and it was a hit with both the kids and adults alike. I served it from a glass drink dispenser with paper cups and coloured straws. You may also like to serve it glass milk bottles or stemless wine glasses for a smaller gathering.
This version is alcohol-free but you could easily add your favourite spirit or even some Pimms for a delicious summer cocktail – if you do make sure to let me know how it goes!
BERRY MINT ICED TEA
- 400 ml Strawberry or raspberry tea 1 tea bag
- 300 ml Peppermint tea 1 tea bag
- 300 ml ginger ale
- Fresh mint torn, to serve
- Fresh fruit to serve
- Brew berry and peppermint teas separately, allowing teabags to steep for 4 minutes.
- Combine teas together in a jug or bottle and place in the fridge to cool for at least 1 hour.
- Add ginger ale to cooled tea.
- Poor into glasses and serve with fresh mint leaves and fruit such as fresh raspberries or white nectarines.
- Makes 1 litre.