Wednesday, August 25, 2010

cocktail hour {spiked sweet tea}

I've been watching the Food Network a lot again lately and have been thinking about making homemade iced tea since watching Giada make a peach version the other day. With summer winding down this seems like the perfect end of season treat.

lemony spiked sweet tea

- 7 cups water
- 6 tea bags
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup gold rum
- mint leaves for garnish

Bring 4 cups of the water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the tea bags then remove from the heat and allow the tea bags to steep for 5 minutes. Remove and discard the tea bags. Add the sugar to the saucepan and stir until dissolved. Add remaining water and stir to combine. Transfer the mixture to a large pitcher and add lemon juice and rum. Chill well. Pour over ice and garnish with mint leaves.

recipe and image via Martha Stewart

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