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Mint Sweet Tea for Labor Day – Supper for a Steal

Mint Sweet Tea for Labor Day – Supper for a Steal

 

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.

Mint Iced Tea - Supper for a Steal

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 Iced Tea

Mint Sweet Tea

Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 9 cups water
  • 1 bunch of mint
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 5 tea bags

Instructions

  • 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.


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