Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Life in Rewind

This week I’m replaying some of my “greatest hits”
Today’s post comes from June 27, 2011
I don’t know about you, but nothing says summer like an ice cold glass of Southern Sweet Tea.
My aunt, who transplanted herself to Georgia about 20 years ago, makes the absolute best sweet tea.
Whenever I see her I beg her to make it for me. A few years ago she shared her recipe with me. Mostly because she was tired of me always asking her to make it!
I ran out of my sugar shocked drink of choice last night so I made some more.
Here is the secret recipe:
*when you call it a secret recipe, it tastes better!
Add water to a large pan.
*My aunt says to fill it to the silver thingys.
Turn your burner on Medium
Add four to six large tea bags.
I like the iced tea blend types because the bags are bigger.
Let the tea slowly boil until the water turns black.
*or about 20 minutes
The number one ingredient…SUGAR!
I love using Splenda because it has ZERO calories and so does the tea.
Pour and pour and pour.
Seriously, just pour until you think you have enough.
*Or just add 1 1/2 cups
Stir and stir and stir!
Turn the heat off. Let it sit until cool.
Pour into empty liquid receptacles.
Put into the fridge.
*Ahh, the nectar of the gods.
Add to a glass with ice.
Garnish with lemon.
Drink and enjoy!
Repeat as needed during the hot summer months!
What’s your favorite summer drink?

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