Lime Mint Iced Tea

A new iced tea recipe I plan to try. Since I gave up soda, I’ve been drinking lots of tea, and want some variations for entertainment. I’m leaving out the sugar; I’m not really a fan of sweet tea.

  • 1 quart water, boiling
  • 4 tea bags
  • 1 3/4 cups fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice

Mix tea bags, mint and sugar in hot water, and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain out the tea bags and mint leaves. Chill and add lime juice before serving.
Serves 4

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Chai Tea

From the kitchen of: Laurie Pumphrey

For each cup of tea, you will need:

  • 1 green cardamon pod
  • 1 clove
  • 1 pea-size piece fresh ginger
  • half-inch piece cinnamon stick
  • 1-2 whole black peppercorn
  • 1 tsp black tea

Grind all the spices except for fresh ginger and tea in a clean coffee grinder or mortar/pestal. If desperate, pound them up with a hammer. Dried ginger may be substitued for fresh, but be careful not to use too much since it is more concentrated.
Boil everything together, then simmer for 10 minutes. Drain/strain spices and tea leaves out. Sweeten to taste and add cream if you wish.

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Blue Hawaii

From the Cocktail Database

Shake in iced cocktail shaker & strain
2 oz fresh lime juice (6 cl, 1/2 gills)
1 oz pineapple juice
2 oz vodka or white rum (6 cl, 1/2 gills)
1 1/2 oz blue curacao (4.5 cl, 3/8 gills)
Serve in a double rocks glass (12.0 oz)
Add cherry, pineapple spear

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Egg Nog

From the kitchen of: Unknown

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • dash salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Beat egg until frothy. Add remaining ingredients slowly. Serve immediately. Makes 1.

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Frosty Lime Float

From the kitchen of: Unknown

  • 1 cup chilled pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 pint lime sherbet
  • 1 bottle lemon-lime soda

Add all ingredients and 1/2 cup lime sherbet. Stir until smooth. Pour in glasses, as 1 scoop sherbet to each. Serves 4.

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