Happy Friday, friends! What would Friday be without a super delicious drink recipe you can make for the weekend? This sweet tea recipe is one that your whole family will love. It's sweet, full of strawberries, and the perfect treat after playtime or time spent working in the yard. It will make an entire pitcher, so you'll have plenty to go around the whole weekend. It would also be perfect for an Easter brunch!!
Have fun trying this one and make sure you share and tag us so we can see too!
TIP: While this recipe doesn't have alcohol in it, you can give your glass a little zing by adding an ounce of gin, vodka or even bourbon!
Cheers to the weekend, friends!
REFRESHING STRAWBERRY SWEET TEA
Strawberry Simple Syrup:
- 3 cups sliced strawberries
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 family-sized Lipton iced tea bags
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 8 cups cold water
- 1 lemon, juiced
- Extra strawberries for garnish
In a medium saucepan, add 2 cups water, 1 cup sugar, and sliced strawberries. Cook over medium-high and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and let simmer for 30 minutes, or until strawberries are soft and the liquid is a deep red color.
Strain the strawberries using a mesh strainer into your pitcher. Press down on the strawberries gently just to get out any extra juice.
While the strawberry simple syrup is cooling in the pitcher, add 3 cups of hot water to a large bowl. Place the tea bags into the hot water and let steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags from the bowl and throw them away.
Add 1 cup of sugar into the bowl with the tea and stir well.
Dump the sweet tea from the bowl to the pitcher.
Add 8 cups cold water to the pitcher and stir well.
Add the juice from 1 large lemon and mix well.
Cover the pitcher and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours, or until very cold. Serve over ice and enjoy!
*recipe from Spaceships & Laser Beams