Delicious Ginger Honey Sweet Tea Recipe [MyRecipes]

Iced Tea Recipe For Ginger and Honey Sweet Tea

If you’re like us at Design Your Lifestyle, the perfect glass of iced tea is the final touch to a late summer afternoon. Unsweetened iced tea (or “sun tea”) is refreshing, but sometimes you just feel like a touch of sweet goodness to end your day.

But how do you avoid all the sugar that goes into traditional Southern sweet tea? What if you are serving your sweet tea to a mixed crowd, all of whom can’t take in sugar (due to diabetes and other health concerns)? Or what if you simply want an alternative, delicious way to prepare your sweet tea?

During the summer of 2018, our favorite sweet tea recipe comes courtesy of MyRecipes.com. It combines naturally delicious ingredients that blend together to create a fresh take on sweet tea with all the “zing” of an ocean breeze.

Check out this amazing recipe for Ginger and Honey Sweet Tea (courtesy of MyRecipes.com and Southern Living):

 

A delicious Ginger and Honey Sweet Tea recipe. (courtesy MyRecipes.com)
A delicious Ginger and Honey Sweet Tea recipe. (courtesy MyRecipes.com)

Ginger And Honey Sweet Tea Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 family-size tea bags
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 7 cups cold water
  • Garnish: lemon slices

Preparation

  1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan; add tea bags. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat. Cover and steep 10 minutes.
  2. Discard tea bags. Stir in honey and ginger. Pour into a 1-gal. container, and add 7 cups cold water. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.

(Recipe from MyRecipes.com, first published in Southern Living.)

From Peter Salerno’s Kitchen: Earl Grey Hot Toddy

From Peter Salerno’s Kitchen: Earl Grey Hot Toddy

Earl Grey Hot Toddy Recipe (courtesy of Carolina Girl Cooks)

A delicious recipe for Earl Grey Hot Toddy! (Recipe & photo courtesy: CarolinaGirlCooks.com)
A delicious recipe for Earl Grey Hot Toddy! (Recipe & photo courtesy: CarolinaGirlCooks.com)

The only thing better than a hot, steaming cup of Earl Grey tea on a cold winter day is a Hot Toddy (for all you adults out there…). So, what’s better than a Hot Toddy to warm you up?

An Earl Grey Hot Toddy! We discovered this outstanding winter drink recipe from the blog Carolina Girl Cooks (and its fantastic owner, Jennifer!). Creating an Earl Grey Hot Toddy is such a great idea, we were honestly a bit jealous we didn’t come up with it ourselves.

But then we got down to enjoying the drink itself, and everything seemed just perfect.

We loved this recipe so much we had to share it with you – don’t take our word for it, try it out yourself! If you love it, make sure you check it at Carolina Girl Cooks for more Southern goodness.

Earl Grey Hot Toddy Recipe (courtesy of Carolina Girl Cooks)

Serves 2

  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1-2 oz of your favorite bourbon
  • 4 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp of honey (more if you want it a little sweeter)

Put the water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Remove the water from the heat, add in the tea bags and cover.  Allow the tea to steep for about 3-5 minutes.

After a few minutes, pour in the lemon juice and mix in the honey.

Add 1/2-1 oz of the bourbon to two coffee mugs, pour the tea mixture over each.  Garnish with a slice of lemon.