BLUE RIDGE TEA (SALLYE)

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By
@grandedame

Many years ago I spent some time in Cashiers NC on business. There is a wonderful restaurant there called The Cornucopia Restaurant that is located on a ridge overlooking a valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This was a signature drink there at that time. I don't know whether they still offer it, but is a very refreshing iced drink on a hot muggy day in the South.

This is my interpretation of that drink.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3
luzianne family size tea bags
1 qt
boiling water
1 can(s)
frozen lemonade concentrate (6 oz size)
1 can(s)
frozen limeade concentrate (6 oz size)
3/4 c
granulated sugar (or stevia)
cold water **

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring water to a rolling boil
2
Place tea bags in a heat proof gallon pitcher.

Pour hot water over tea bags, cover and allow to steep for 5-10 minutes.

Remove tea bags.
3
Add the sugar, lemonade and limeade to the tea, stirring well until juices are melted and sugar is totally dissolved.
4
**Add enough cold water to pitcher to make a gallon of liquid, stirring well to blend.
5
Pour over crushed or cubed ice in a large glass.

May be garnished with lemon or lime slices and a sprig of mint.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy