Thursday, August 8, 2013

Peach Iced Tea

Happy Shark Week Everybody! Or, as I like to call it, nightmares-about-being-eaten week....

You know my favorite part about Shark Week (besides the adrenal fatigue)? If it's Shark Week, that means it's still Summer. And if it's Summer, it's peach season and the perfect time for homemade Peach Iced Tea.

So, take advantage of the season (and the week) and invite your friends over for an attack-filled (and by that I mean science-filled) watch party. Or better yet, set your tivo and head outside to grill and laugh and eat with your favorite people. And don't forget to serve everyone's favorite seasonal drink.

Peach Iced Tea
How refreshing does that look?


3 quarts brewed iced tea*
2 ripe peaches, pealed and diced
2 ripe peaches, sliced thin
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon raw honey
Small pinch salt


In a small sauce pan over medium heat, cook diced peaches, water, honey, and salt until peaches turn to mush (that's a technical term), stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Blend until smooth using an immersion blender or traditional blender. Strain liquid through a fine mesh, forcing the liquid through using a wooden spoon. 

Stir peach liquid into iced tea. Float sliced peaches on top of ice. And enjoy.

Optional: For the grown-ups, consider soaking the sliced peaches in peach schnapps while you prepare the peach liquid. Add the soaked peaches to the tea, for an extra-peachy, extra-happy treat.

*Note: I made my tea using three Lipton Iced Tea bags in my Mr. Coffee iced tea maker.

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