Citrus Honey Cooler
This chilled summer tea beverage has the added flavors of lemon and orange juice, honey and lemon lime soda.
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 2 teabags
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 1/2 cups cold water
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- Ice cubes
- 1 12 oz can lemon lime flavor soda, chilled
- Lemon halves and maraschino cherries for garnish, optional
Pour boiling water over teabags and steep 5 minutes. Remove teabags and stir in honey. Add cold water and fruit juices then chill 1 hour. Place ice cubes into 4 tall glasses. Add soda to tea mixture and pour over ice cubes. Garnish each glass with a lemon half and maraschino cherry skewered on a toothpick, if desired.
Notes: if you’re a fan of trying different teas, a great option is signing for a tea subscription box.
Number of Servings: 4
Orange Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate and orange spiced tea–a great way to spice up your afternoon break at work or home.
- 1 bag orange spice herbal tea
- 2 1-oz packets hot chocolate mix (water, not milk soluble and without marshmallows)
- 16 oz hot water
- 2 teaspoons sugar
Steep tea bag in 16 oz. hot water for 3-5 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons of sugar and stir. Add 2 hot chocolate packets and stir well.
It’s not good for you, but it’s delicious! Easily created in an office break room.
Number of Servings: 1
Hot Apple Cranberry Cider
This is great to serve at Christmas activities. A warm, spicy drink to take the chill off during the winter months. The apple and cranberry taste great.
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 8 cups cranberry juice
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp whole cloves
- 3 3 inch cinnamon sticks
In a large saucepan, combine the cider, cranberry juice, and brown sugar. Place cloves and cinnamon sticks in a double thickness of cheesecloth, bring up corners of cloth, and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. Add to pan and bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, then simmer uncovered, for 15-20 minutes. Discard spice bag before serving.
Number of Servings: 24