Green Tea Citrus Chiller

Hello Lovely,

What better way to spring into action than to enjoy a refreshing cocktail that's surprisingly good for you? I actually got the idea for this on the back of an Equal Sweetener box. I went to the food store, picked up some random ingredients and got to work. This was so delicious and of course I had to spike it! It’s beautiful, refreshing, and so tasty.  And it doesn’t hurt that I love the colour.  So vibrant you would almost think there’s real fruit in it!

To give the drink an extra pop of flavour, I used Mr. Boston’s Peach Schnapps (this post isn’t sponsored, but it’s my one of my FAVOURITES!).  It has such a bright and fruity flavour. You don’t have to add alcohol to this drink, but let’s be real. You should.

Best of all, the base of this drink is green tea. Antioxidant-rich, green tea offers a number of health benefits, such as reducing the risk of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and heart disease. So what are you waiting for? Get the recipe after the jump!

Green Tea Citrus Chiller

Ingredients

·         6 cups water, hot

·         1 cup sugar

·         4 Lipton pomegranate cranberry green tea bags

·         1 cups fresh orange juice

·         ¼ cup Mr. Boston’s Peach Schnapps

·         2 drops pink food colouring

·         1 cup white wine (optional)

·         Orange slices (optional)

 

Preparation

Bring water and to a boil in a large saucepan. Remove pan from heat; add tea bags, and steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags with a slotted spoon (do not squeeze).

Cool tea to room temperature; stir in peach schnapps, orange juice, cranberry juice, and sugar. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Once cold, you can add the white wine if you’d like to make it sparkling and extra boozy. Serve over ice; garnish with orange slices, if desired.

 

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