With Labor Day just a day away, I figured you’d be in need of refreshing beverage. This wasn’t really supposed to be the drink I was making. I had originally planned on making a lemon iced tea bourbon splash, thinking I had some regular tea bags in the cupboard. I was wrong. I had also just come home from the grocery store and had no intention of going back out. Green tea it was. Well, I wanted to pair something with green tea – and I love carbonated drinks. They are my favorite. I make lemonade carbonated by mixing lemonade and seltzer water, so I figured I could do the same here. And then sweeten it with some simple syrup. You could do just a plain syrup but I opted to flavor mine with some mint because I have another activity I want to use it with. Plus, mint is so refreshing. The end result? Delicious and refreshing. Add a splash of bourbon to make a version that’s adult-friendly.
Minty Green Tea Bourbon Splash
- 10 tea bags
- 4 cups water
- 4 cups seltzer water
- simple syrup
- bourbon (for an adult-friendly version)
Make the tea by boiling 4 cups of water with the tea bags. Allow them to steep for as long as you want to make some pretty ridiculously strong green tea. Pour the tea into a pitcher and place in the refrigerator to cool. Once cold – add the seltzer water (you can user a flavored one, if you want to flavor your tea). Add ice to a couple glasses and pour the tea. Add simple syrup and you’re done. It’s optional to add an ounce of bourbon, making it adult friendly. Enjoy!