Iced tea is a classic summertime beverage. Summertime is short where I live, and folks tend to make the most of every ray of sunshine. There’s no need to get clever with this… time’s a-wastin’, and we need to get outside! Go boil some water, grab a few mason jars and a few scoops of deliriously cold ice cubes. We can be outside in the warm sun in ten minutes, keeping cool with this refreshing, minty-tart drink!
3 cups boiling water
4 tablespoons of dried peppermint
1/4 cup of frozen cranberries
3 cups ice cubes
Step 1) Cut frozen cranberries in half with a paring knife.
Step 2) Steep peppermint and cranberries in boiling hot water for 10 minutes. I use my French press coffeepot for this. Alternatively, you could tie your peppermint and cranberries in a piece of cheesecloth, and steep in a kettle. You could also just add the peppermint and cranberries “loose” to a pot of boiling water, and then strain through a sieve. So many choices!
Step 3) Divide ice cubes between two, pint size mason jars.
Step 4) Pour steeped tea over ice cubes. Enjoy!