I have been sitting here, staring at my computer screen for what feels like hours trying to think of something to tell you . . .
I got nuthin’
Unless you want to hear about the annoying little cold I seem to have thanks to all this crazy weather we have been having in Sydney lately?!
Yeah, didn’t think so.
Or I could tell you all about how our annual Swanston family vaycay is just around the corner and I am seriously excited!
We fly out 2 weeks today and I (we) can. Not. Wait!
Actually, I think that may be why I’m having such a hard time trying to write . . . my brain is already in vacation mode.
So how about I just stop trying to make small talk and make us something to drink?
How about a nice tall glass of iced tea?
But not just any ol’ run of the mill iced tea, I’m thinking we should have ourselves something a little bit special just because we can.
Let me introduce you to my latest obsession – cranberry, pomegranate, mint and lime iced tea ♥
It’s all natural, light, fresh, cool, crisp, subtly sweet and simply divine.
It’s iced tea, but not as you know it.
Plus it’s all kinds of pretty and although it looks a little bit fancy it could not be easier to make.
Simply boil the kettle, pour in the water, add in a cheeky squeeze of lime, a handful of ice, throw in a sprig or two of mint and you are good to go.
And it’s pink! (← yes I am that girl)
But most importantly it’s down right delicious.
I love the slight zip and zing that our cheeky squeeze of lime brings to the party. It cuts through the natural sweetness of our berry-licious tea just perfectly and the fresh mint adds an element of freshness that leaves you feeling seriously satisfied, oh so refreshed and thirsty for more.
I don’t know what it is but when I’m sick I struggle to drink water.
Like really, really struggle.
Doesn’t matter how ice cold the water is, I just can’t do it. The taste, the texture . . . just no.
But this is a total game changer, not only does it help to sooth my dry sore throat but it’s guaranteed to satisfy even the strongest of thirsts.
I warn you now, do not to turn your back on your pretty pink glass of deliciousness, or leave it unattended, not even for a single second because the moment you do, you will lose it!
Not even kidding . . .
You may want to go ahead and make yourself a double batch, at least! One sip and you will be hooked, line and sinker.
All natural, subtly sweet, cool, crisp, light and fresh cranberry, pomegranate, mint and lime iced tea – guaranteed to satisfy even the strongest of thirsts.
Make it. Drink it. Love, love, love it.
Cranberry Pomegranate Mint & Lime Iced Tea
Makes 1 large or 2 small cups of all natural, subtly sweet, light, fresh, zip, zingy, minty fresh cups of berry-licious iced tea
1-2 cups of boiling water
Juice squeezed from approx 1/2 a small lime
1 cup of ice
Optional but recommended for serving –
Pomegranate arils (aka- seeds)
A few sprigs of fresh mint
A few thin slices of lime
Sugar to decorate the rim of your glasses.
1 – Fill and boil your kettle
2 – Place tea bag in a large mug or heat proof jug.
3 – Pour in as much boiling water as your little heart desires
4 – Stir to infuse and set aside to cool.
5 – If you are adding sugar to the glass of your rim now is the time to do it. Simply pour a small amount of sugar onto a small plate, dampen the rim of your glass with a little water and press into your prepared sugar plate until it as a nice even-ish sugar coating. Set aside.
6 – Once your tea has cooled, squeeze in your lime juice and give it a little stir.
7 – Grab your pretty little glass or mason jar and fill it with ice and add lime slices if using.
8 – Pour your cooled tea into your ice filled glass, add a sprig or two of mint along with some pomegranate arils if using and skull that bad boy like the thirsty little nerd you are, and by you I mean me 🙂
Question of the day –
What tricks do you have for making water a little more fun?
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Do it, do it You know you want to 🙂