Friday, July 2, 2010

sweet lemon tea with basil...

Ahhhh... there's nothing like kickin' back in
the hammock with a cold refreshing treat in hand.

I simply adore sweet basil.
The flavor of it, the scent... Oh, the scent. *faint*
In fact, I'm growing some right now and I love to sniff it.
Yes, I'm weird.

This refreshing treat has a hint of fresh basil and makes it oh, so special. Yum.

Let's make it...

You're gonna need water, sugar, a family size
tea bag, lemon juice, and fresh basil.

Start by heating 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup sugar
(if you like it extra sweet, use 1 cup sugar)
to just boiling... Just until the sugar dissolves.
Remove from heat.

Add the tea bag...

and let it steep for about 10 minutes.

While you wait for the tea to steep,
gather up some fresh basil (about 3 leaves will do)...

and 1 cup lemon juice.

Put the lemon juice and fresh basil leaves in your blender...

and blend it for about 30 seconds.

Oh, it smells so delightful. *insert smiley face*

After the tea and sugar mixture has cooled
a bit, pour it in a pitcher.

Add the blended lemon and basil.

Spoon off the foam.

Serve over ice.

Now, go put your feet up and enjoy.

It'll help wash

this down.

Enjoy your 4th of July weekend!

Where liberty dwells, there is my country.
~ Benjamin Franklin

1 comment:

Lish said...

ok, now that last shot of the tea with the straw hat was just absolutely PERFECT!!!! AND, I think I am gonna serve this at Christina's baby shower. Hey, see if u can do a post on that Sicilian Splash they serve at Olive Garden. mmm mmm mmmmm. That stuff is ggrrrrrrrrreat!!