Everyday Mom's Meals: Olive Garden Favorite

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Olive Garden Favorite

I know I am going to disappoint some of you with this post. I'm sure reading that title some of you were immediately drawn in thinking I was going to share a great pasta dish. But alas, no. However, if you love their salad, and would like a copycat for that, you can find my version, here. And this also reminds me that somewhere I have the recipe for my favorite soup there, and I have yet to make it. Mmmm~ need to dig that out. But I digress. The favorite I'm drooling over today is their peach iced tea. It's a well known fact among my family members, my aunt especially, if I eat at Olive Garden I'm drinking peach iced tea and I'm drinking a lot of it! In fact, if I'm with my aunt, she will flat out tell the waitress "You might as well bring a pitcher." Now, that could also be b/c the only person who comes close to drinking as much as I do is her! Ha Ha! Other peach flavored iced teas I've had don't even come close. Rather it be at other restaurants or the bottled versions, nothing quite tickles my peach fancy as much as theirs. I know one reason has to be b/c they use peach syrup, which has an intense peach flavor, but beyond that I have no idea what makes it so good. Therefore, like so many other restaurant favorites, it was time to recreate this at home. I love this recipe and while it's not 100% spot on, it is the closest thing I've ever had, relatively cheap to make and now I can enjoy it any time I want, straight from my fridge. I know what I'll be drinking by the pool this summer!!

Peach Iced Tea
2 quarts (8 cups) Earl Grey Iced Tea, prepared
3 (11.3 oz) cans peach nectar
1/4 c. lemon juice
1 c. sugar

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Stir to combine and dissolve sugar. Serve over ice and garnish w/ peach slice, if desired.

Shared on It's A Keeper Apr. 19, 2012
Shared on Miz Helen's Country Cottage Apr. 19, 2012 
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Mindie Hilton said...

I worked at the Olive Garden while in college. I don't think they had peach tea then. This sounds terrific and perfect for summer.

Brandi said...

Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Miz Helen said...

Krista, of all the fruit tea's Peach is one of my favorites. I am very happy to have this recipe! Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

The Better Baker said...

Thank you! Thank you! for sharing this simple yummy recipe. So glad you brought this to Weekend Potluck - please come again soon.