For a refreshing drink this Labor Day you have come to the right place. Sweet Tea is a BBQ classic. I thought it would be great to kick it up a notch and infuse the simple syrup with mint. Resulting in just a hint of mint flavor in the tea.
And oh does the house smell good while you are making the simple syrup. It smelled like I had scrubbed the whole house with spearmint, when all I did was boil a little on the stove
I always like to have a few non alcoholic options at my parties and this is a great one.
The pitcher that you see in the picture came from my Nana’s house, the same Nana that brought you Nana’s Marinated Roast Beef. I have a collection of pitchers and when Nana moved out of her house this summer my mom brought over two of her’s for me. I love this one with the silver detail. It’s perfect for serving a big glass of sweet tea on a hot day.
Mint Sweet Tea
- 9 cups water
- 1 bunch of mint
- ½ cup sugar
- 5 tea bags
- In a small saucepan heat 1 cup of water, sugar, and mint. Bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve sugar and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and set aside.
- Heat 4 cups of water in a large saucepan with the 5 tea bags. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let tea steep for 30 minutes.
- Remove mint from the simple syrup and tea bags from tea and discard. Pour syrup and tea into a large pitcher. Add 4 cups of cold water. Stir to combine and refridgerate until cooled.