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Quite a versatile cocktail, you can brew this one up with simple herbal mint tea or create a unique infusion by blending green tea with mint tea or black tea with mint tea! Either of those combinations will nicely complement the strawberries, the herby basil, and the dash of orange juice. The end result will be an invigorating fruity and herby blend, perfect for sipping out in the garden. Have a bit of fun and experiment with this one to see how you like it best!
STRAWBERRY MINT HINT
Makes 6-8 glasses // Prep Time: 10 minutes // Active Time: 5 minutes
- 2 rounded tsp loose leaf or 2 sachets/bags herbal mint tea, black tea, or green tea (or try blending mint/black or mint/green teas)
- 2 cups filtered water
- 4 cups fresh strawberries, stems removed
- 1/2 - 1 cup fresh mint leaves or basil leaves
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup club soda
- 5-6 tbsp agave nectar, honey, or maple syrup
- 1/2 cup vodka, rum, or tequila
- 1/2 cup triple sec
- A handful of ice cubes
- Strawberries, mint leaves, and/or basil leaves for garnish
If you'd like to do a blend of mint and green/black tea, we'd suggest to brew the mint tea and green/black tea separately and then combine them when they're done steeping and you've removed the leaves! Whether you want to use herbal and/or black tea, heat the water to 212°F and steep tea for 3-5 minutes. For green tea, heat water to 175°F and steep tea for 1-3 minutes. Remove (strain) tea and let cool to room temperature (about 15 minutes). You can also add ice to your tea here to help it cool down faster!
Once your tea is brewed, combine all ingredients (except the garnishes) in the blender and blend until smooth. Then strain through a fine mesh strainer into a large pitcher. Serve over ice, garnish with strawberries, mint or basil leaves, and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Savory Simple