We need to enjoy as much of the summer this week as possible, as the season is winding down. This week, I will showcase a handful of iced tea and cold beverage recipes to help you celebrate! Today’s drink feature is Southern Sweet Tea. This simple recipe is made sweeter, if you prefer, by adding 1 cup of sugar to the tea, instead of the recommended ¾ cup. Not into sugar? Use whatever sweetener you prefer and sip joyously!
Southern Sweet Tea (Recipe courtesy SouthernLiving.com)
- 3 cups water
- 2 family-size tea bags
- ¾ cup sugar
- 7 cups cold water
Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan; add tea bags. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat. Cover and steep 10 minutes.
Discard tea bags. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Pour into a 1-gallon container, and add 7 cups cold water. Serve over ice. Yield = 10 cups.