Tangy and Tart Iced Tea with Mint

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.