Sunday, October 25, 2015

Iced green tea drink recipe with watermelon ice cubes

It’s a great time of year to be a resident of Michigan. That is because it is berry season! Although I’m sad that strawberry season is over I think I can get over it because now it’s raspberry and blueberry season! Also, we will have fresh cherries to look forward to soon as well. If you haven’t tried the Michigan cherry wine that Michigan is famous for you are definitely missing out. My two favorite cherry wines are from Good Harbor Vineyards located near Traverse City, MI and Karma Vista Vineyards & Winery located in Coloma, MI. Both wines have a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness and both are perfect to sip on a hot summer night.
Another great drink to sip on during a hot summer day is the iced green tea drink I made with watermelon ice cubes and frozen raspberries.  It is very easy to make and only has three ingredients. It is my new favorite drink, I hope you like it as much as I do!
Here is the recipe:
  • A pot of your favorite loose leaf green tea
  • 1-2 tablespoons of frozen raspberries
  • 2-3 watermelon ice cubes
  • 1-2 teaspoons organic light agave nectar (optional)
Puree several cups of seedless watermelon in a blender.  Pour the pureed watermelon into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight. Make a pot of your favorite green tea and put the pot into the fridge to chill for a couple hours. Once the tea is chilled you are ready to assemble the drink. Add a handful of the frozen raspberries to a glass and warm them a little in the microwave or by waiting a little while.

Fill half the glass up with some of the green tea and muddle the raspberries a bit to release their flavor.  We didn’t have a proper mojito muddler, but the handle of a butter knife worked just fine.  Add the rest of the tea, a couple of the watermelon ice cubes, and a teaspoon of agave syrup.  Stir and enjoy!

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