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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sweet Raspberry Tea - Pink Saturday



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...For many of us this weekend marks the end of summer. Calendars and alarm clocks are waiting to reclaim their rightful places in our lives, but before we cede territory to them there is still time for one last barbecue or a trip to the beach. Bob and I plan to head to the coast and enjoy the lovely sea breezes on what promises to be a gorgeous weekend. I suspect polar expeditions have made it to the top of the world with fewer provisions that we pack for our trek to the ocean. I've just filled a thermos with our favorite sweet tea and thought you might enjoy it as well. It really is easy to make and if you prefer a more adult version of this old favorite, I can heartily recommend the addition of a splash or two of orange vodka. One caution. Be sure to strain the tea before serving. Raspberry seeds can spoil the tea. Here's the recipe.

Sweet Raspberry Tea
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite
Ingredients
5 bags raspberry zinger tea
6 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 pint raspberries
1 lime, cut into wedges
Mint sprigs or stemmed cherries


Directions

1) Place tea bags in a 2-quart bowl. Bring 6 cups water to a boil and pour over tea bags. Let sit until water is room temperature. Discard tea bags.
2) Meanwhile, combine sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Add raspberries and allow syrup to come to room temperature. Strain syrup into tea. Put ice into 4 (12-ounce) glasses. Squeeze a lime wedge into each glass. Pour sugared tea over ice cubes. Garnish with mint or cherries if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

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Watermelon Sweet Tea - The Runaway Spoon
Peach and Mint Iced Tea - The Comfort of Cooking
Blackberry Iced Tea - Jane Deere
Blue Green Iced Tea - Taylor Takes a Taste
Herbal Iced Tea - Pham Fatale
Lemongrass Iced Tea - Served with Love

This post is being linked to:
Pink Saturday, sponsored by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.

51 comments :

Angie's Recipes said...

A lovely picky drink to say our farewell to Summer.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Angie

alison said...

i want to say good bye to the summer with a glass of your woderfull tea in my hand!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

a lovely drink that I wanna ve a glass now :)

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

My husband would love this tea. I think I will make it tomorrow for his day after his birthday treat.

If you like Red Zinzer, Mary, you may enjoy my favorite company beverage. In the morning, open a 2 litre bottle of any clear soda (7Up etc.)Push two Red Zinger tea bags into the bottle. Put the lid back on and refrigerate. It turns a beautiful pink and the flavor is amazing. People also think it is something very fancy, but it is so easy.

Enjoy your trip to the sea.

Fondly,
Glenda

♥¸¸.•*¨Skip to Malou¨¨*•.¸¸♥¸ said...

great way to say goodbye to a great summer... but the vibrant scarlet drink reminds us that fall is beckoning... cheers!
Malou






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Mary,

A lovely drink indeed...

Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Debinhawaii said...

Such a pretty pink tea. Have a wonderful weekend!
;-)

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Buongiorno Mary,
questo bicchiere di Sweet RT mi piace molto.
Gustoso e da bere con amici nei pomeriggi di sole sotto ad una veranda ombreggiata.
Grazie delle tue visite :)
Myriam

Jeannie said...

A gorgeous summer tea! hope you have a wonderful weekend Mary.

Simply Life said...

oh I love the color of that tea!

Martha said...

What a lovely sounding tea and so perfect for summer!
Enjoy your outing!

Cooking Gallery said...

Mary, the drinks look so refreshing and beautiful colours too!

Joanne said...

Have fun on your trip! This sounds like such a lovely way to start the weekend!

bellini valli said...

Love it Mary. I hope you really enjoyed your getaway!!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a gorgeous glass of tea Mary. The Zinger flavors are my favorites. Happy Pink Saturday.
Sam

Allie and Pattie said...

Mary, I'm going to make this for Allie this morning- I think it's a perfect cheer-her-up drink!
xoxo Pattie

A Year on the Grill said...

Thinking alike... i just posted my weekend tea efforts, and I never post non alcoholic drinks.

Actually, Jackie and I took the pledge for a month (she gained 5 pounds in St Thomas and thinks it's the end of the world). So, lots of tea is in our future. will eb hanging on to this recipe.

A Year on the Grill said...

AND BTW, what's this one last BBQ nonsense... September and October are the BEST times to BBQ!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

This sounds super refreshing & I love the color. Have a wonderful weekend!!

A Hopeful Heart said...

I am not ready to say goodbye to summer,but I would definitely enjoy a glass of your delicious-sounding iced tea.

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Enjoy your weekend at the beach.

Blessings,
Patti

penny aka jeroxie said...

It's bye summer for you and hello spring for me!

Dishesdone said...

What a pretty, tasty drink to bid farewell to summer! Enjoy your weekend!

Jenn said...

If it's got raspberries in it, I'm all for it! Raspberry tea, lemonade, anything! What a great drink to say goodbye to summer with! (hard to believe summer is ending for so many when it's still in the 100's here!!) Have a fantastic day, Mary!

What's next said...

that sounds great! Enjoy your weekend!

We Are Not Martha said...

This looks amazing!! Raspberry Zinger tea reminds me of being a kid and I'm sure this would be a perfect summer drink. And I love that it's so pink!

Sues

Linda Starr said...

Oh that looks so refreshing, I love raspberries, been getting a them at the grocery lately and they are huge. yum.

bj said...

Love this tea.
When granddaughters and I go to our local tea room, we all have sweet raspberry tea...
Thanks so much for the recipe.
xo bj

Regina said...

Fabulous Mary. Love this.
A delightful Pink Saturday.

♥ Regina

Chele said...

I can't wait to give this a try. Sounds wonderful.

Marydon said...

G'morn Mary ~
Will have to give this delicious recipe a try! Heat wave returning tomorrow ...

Have a beautiful & safe holiday weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

From the Kitchen said...

A lovely tea for a day at the beach. Enjoy the packing, the trekking and the last big summer weekend. We are only trekking as far as the porch to entertain a few friends.

Yes, the miniature rooms and the coal mine are still at the museum. I adore those rooms and used to visit them while Andrew and the boys checked out the coal mine.

Best,
Bonnie

Susi said...

That looks delicious and refreshing. I would love a glass of this for sure :o)

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks refreshing,& have a lovely weekend mary...

MaryMoh said...

Sob..sob...summer is over :D I can feel the weather getting cold fast and the days getting shorter. But your pink refreshing drink brings smiles to me :D I think colour does play psychology...haha. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Mary

Pacheco Patty said...

Happy pink Saturday:) Such a pretty pink raspberry tea, I would love to have a glass right now!

June said...

I hope you enjoy your weekend on the coast! I'm quite jealous and not afraid to admit it. Feel some beach sand in your toes for those of us who only dream about it (for another 9 months but who's counting). LOL

aipi said...

What a gorgeous clor..lovely drink!!
Have a great weekend:)

US Masala

Katerina said...

I love its color. It is great for my son too.

scrambledhenfruit said...

Love that raspberry zinger tea- this sounds even better! Thanks!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Mary Sweetie...
What a beautiful pink share today. I love this recipe, and I think it has inspired me to give a try. Sounds so yummy and I do love raspberries. I'll keep you posted on what everybody thinks for the BBQ on Monday. Our last BIG swim of the season.

Country hugs and so much love, Sherry

Keri said...

Mmmmm this looks sooo inviting. You have a way of doing that.

keri

PeggyR said...

What a lovely beverage! I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Rachana said...

A gorgeous drink! I wanna have a glass now :-)

Monica said...

This sounds delicious Mary! I can't wait to give it a try. Thank you for sharing. :)

Pam said...

This sounds wonderful! Have a great holiday weekend!

alwayswinner786 said...

That's a gorgeous, lovely, delicious pink tea! Love it!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Kristen said...

What a fun drink! I love Celestial Seasonings zinger teas and with the added raspberries, this sounds amazing.

Julie said...

My husband always orders raspberry tea when we go out, but I never thought to make it at home. Sounds super! Have a great weekend.

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

It'll be awhile before we officially say goodbye to summer, but at least the humidity gave us a break over this nice holiday weekend.

Sounds like a lovely tea Mary! Hope you have a nice weekend at the ocean.

Sarah B. said...

sounds delicious!

Julie said...

Beauatiful tea!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!

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