Everyday Mom's Meals: Indian Summer Drink

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Indian Summer Drink

When autumn rolls around most of us accept the fact chilly temperatures are here to stay. But in the back of our minds all of us know that we could also have an Indian Summer in our future with a few more days of warm, sunny weather. And when those days come, I am never one to complain. Well, that is until they leave and the rain and coolness of autumn returns. (As I've said before, I enjoy autumn...just not what comes next!) So when those warmer afternoons come, I find myself once again craving something over ice to drink to cool me down. But I still want to enjoy all the flavors of fall I look forward to each year. This drink is the perfect combination of that! Iced tea that tastes and smells like autumn! Just cooking it on the stove will make your house smell like everything you love about fall!   It is the best of both worlds. Cool enough for a warm, sunny day. "Spiced" enough to keep you in the leaves changing, hayride season, hoodie wearing kind of mood!

Spiced Iced Tea Adapted from Food.com
6 c. water
1 tsp. whole cloves
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3 Earl Gray tea bags
1/2 c. sugar
3/4 c. apple juice
1 TBS lemon juice

Combine water, cloves and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Stir well to dissolve cinnamon. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Place tea bags in water and steep for 10 minutes. In a small saucepan, combine lemon juice, apple juice and sugar. Bring to a boil, making sure sugar dissolves. Strain tea mixture into juice mixture. Stir well. Serve over ice.

Shared on Mandy's Recipe Box Oct. 9, 2012
Shared on Lady Behind The Curtain Oct. 10, 2012
Shared on Miz Helen's Country Cottage Oct. 11, 2012
Shared on The Country Cook Oct. 12, 2012
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Unknown said...

Looks delicious. Thank you for sharing.
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Unknown said...

oh yummy- I'd love to have you link up with our Kids in the kitchen recipe - all family friendly recipes welcome (looking for real food) kids not required in pics-

Just Us Girls said...

Coming from Full Plate Thursday, this looks super delicious and tasty and could be perfect for Fall too! :)

Miz Helen said...

Our little local Tea Room serves a lovely Spiced Tea and I think your tea will be very good, can't wait to try it.