Besides lemonade, one of the main drinks I associate with summer is iced tea. I decided to make a pitcher of mixed berry iced tea to help cool off on these warm summer afternoons.
The mixed berries I used were a frozen mix of blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. I used ice cubes and frozen cranberries for extra cool-ness. The original recipe comes from Taste of Home and used just raspberries instead of mixed berries.
Raspberry Iced Tea
Adapted from Taste of Home
Makes 4 quarts
4 quarts water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries
10 individual tea bags
1/4 cup lemon juice
In a Dutch oven, bring water and sugar to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add the raspberries, tea bags and lemon juice. Cover and steep for 3 minutes.
Strain; discard berries and tea bags. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice.