Friday, July 18, 2008

Baby, it's hot outside

It's a balmy 90 degrees F. at 10:00 pm here in Washington, DC. Our bishops are in spiritual retreat, driving the press corps to distraction because they aren't acting like delegates at a political convention. Somehow something cool and caffeine-free seems in order, so yep - a recipe. I posted this a while back at Fr. Jakes, and it is courtesy of the cool and elegant Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten.

Ina Garten's Iced Tea Refresher
4 Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger tea bags
4 Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger tea bags
4 cups pure apple juice (such as Martinelli's Gold Label)
4 cups boiling water

Steep the 8 tea bags in the boiling water for about 10-12 minutes.
Discard the tea bags, stir in the apple juice and refrigerate until ice cold. Serve over ice.