Tangy and Tart Iced Tea with Mint

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, plus mint sprigs for garnish
  • 4 cups brewed black tea, cooled (use 2 tea bags)
  • 2 cups grapefruit juice
  • Optional Liquor Additions:
  • 4 ounces rum
Directions

Combine the sugar, water and mint leaves in a small saucepan. Heat on the stove top over low heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mint has infused the syrup, about 10 minutes. Strain and cool.

In a large pitcher add the tea, grapefruit juice and mint syrup. Serve chilled over ice and garnish each glass with a sprig of mint. Add the rum to the pitcher, if desired.

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