When I was in Portland over the 4th of July weekend, I had an intense craving for lemonade. I usually only crave lemonade once per year, typically around July I suppose. I’m not into sugary drinks (or sugary anything, really – slightly sweet is more my game) so I don’t usually enjoy lemonade.
When my dad picked me up from the airport after my insanely delayed flight, he lamented about how we had no food in the house since I hadn’t been home and asked if I was hungry. I was luckily smart enough to eat at the airport (only smart enough because my plane was delayed three plus hours since Delta can never seem to find their crews), but since we didn’t have any food, I didn’t have anything to take to lunch at work. We have a great cafe, yes, but I also did not want to be seen by anyone not in my immediate area since I had slept on a plane. Also I wanted to be sure that my dad was eating something healthy, so we stopped by Panera for salads to take to our respective offices.
I ordered an iced coffee but when I went to pour it there was an unsweetened acai green tea staring back at me. Unsweetened, you say? I had to try. So begins craving iced tea for a week straight.
You can make this Mint Arnold Palmer aka Mint Lemonade Iced Green Tea into a John Daly with a little bit of vodka.
- 5 cups filtered water
- 4 green tea bags
- 2 lemons, juiced
- ¼ cup mint leaves
- ¼ cup honey
- Bring water to a boil.
- Add tea bags and turn off heat. Let sit for a few hours, until cool.
- Push excess water out of tea bags with a spoon.
- Pour tea into a medium sized pitcher.
- Add lemon juice and honey. Mix well.
- Add mint leaves and mix again.
- Pour over ice and enjoy.
Chat with me:
What is your favorite cocktail/summer drink? Is it just me whose flights involve missing crew members?