Suitably stunning for summer-stuffed coolers, I'd like to present a few beachy recipes featuring the new line of 100% Natural Lipton Iced Teas. Teetotalers are welcome to try naturally, but with the inclusion of some boozy goodness, these invigorating refreshers are at least a different view on what Grandmama used to sip back in the day—and whether or not she added liquor to her iced tea was entirely her own business!
White Citrus Sangria
1 bottle Lipton 100% Natural Diet Green Tea with Citrus
1-3/4 cups white grape juice (or try a crisp and fruity white wine!)
1/4 cup orange juice 1 evenly sliced orange, lemon, and lime
Pour Lipton 100% Natural Diet Green Tea with Citrus and grape juice or wine in a large pitcher. Toss in the fruit and stir it around with a cocktail spoon of choice. Chill at least two hours before guests arrive and serve in chilly glasses filled with ice.
1/2 cup grated cucumber (use a microplaner for this or simply puree a peeled and seeded cuke)
1 bottle Lipton 100% Natural Diet Green Tea with Watermelon
Combine Lipton 100% Natural Diet Green Tea with Watermelon and cucumber in a 1-quart glass measuring cup or pitcher. Strain after 30 minutes, once the mixture has acclimated to room temperature. Refrigerate until the spirit moves you. Serve in frosty ice-filled glasses and complete the cocktail with slices of cucumber and fresh mint leaves after perhaps throwing some vodka into the mix.
Pina Tea-La Da
1 bottle Lipton 100% Natural Iced Tea with Lemon
1/2 cup pineapple juice (a can of Dole will do)
1/4 cup cream of coconut, such as Coco Lopez fresh pineapple wedges (optional)
Put all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pull out a few tall glasses and serve over ice. Consider garnishing with wedges of pineapple freshly pulled from a tree. Light rum would be a natural enhancer here with a dark rum floater.