Apple and Mint Punch

Total Time:
59 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
51 min
Cook:
3 min

Yield:
5 1/2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 green tea bags
  • 1 1/2 cups (100 percent) apple juice (recommended: Martinelli's)
  • 1 cup Mint Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 1 large lemon)
  • 1 cup sparkling water, chilled
  • Ice
  • Mint Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 packed cup fresh mint leaves
Directions

Garnish: fresh mint sprigs, optional

In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. Turn off the heat, add the tea bags and let steep for 6 minutes. Remove the tea bags and cool the tea to room temperature, about 45 minutes. Pour the cooled tea into a large pitcher. Add the apple juice, Mint Simple Syrup and lemon juice. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

To serve, add the sparkling water and pour the punch into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs, if desired.

Mint Simple Syrup:

Add the water and sugar to a small saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and add the mint leaves. Allow the syrup to cool, about 20 minutes. Strain before using.


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