Hozier may sing, “take me to church”
But all I ask is take me to the south! I really feel like I would fit in well down there. I’m hospitable, polite, can cook till I drop and would love nothing more than to sit on my front porch sippin’ sweet tea all day. Okay, maybe southerners are not all of those things, but that is exactly how I picture it to be. I would love to pass for a southern bell for a day. I am sure one cocktail in my foul mouth and jiving tendencies would not make me the bell of any ball. So, lets save on a flight, and whip up this tea instead to really celebrate these last hot days of summer we’ve been handed.
Join me on my front porch will you?
I LOVE arnold palmers (if you’re not familiar, it is 1/2 iced tea 1/2 lemonade) The boys love it, Dan loves it and I could drink tea all day long if I allowed myself too. I would always settle for the convenience of buying it in a can – pop a tab and sip away. HOWEVER – I made this tea from scratch and it seriously turned my eyebrows to the ceiling. I will never go back. Mark my words. Those processed, artificial teas are going to be left rotting away on grocery store shelves and I will take the 10 minutes it took any day to whip up this delicious tea.
Peach Arnold Palmers are not only a complete cinch to make, if you make these for guests they’ll be asking for me. We whipped through 2 pitches in a matter of a few hours, and those who felt the need dribbled a bit of vodka in theirs to shake up the afternoon a bit. Whether you would like this drink virgin style, or let’s get sloppy at 3:00 style, you will not regret it. Well, maybe the getting sloppy part.
This recipe makes 2 pitchers worth, feel free to cut the recipe in half if need be.
- (FOR THE TEA)
- 16cups of water (8 cups for each pitcher)
- 8 cold brew black tea bags
- (FOR THE LEMON SIMPLE SYRUP)
- 2 cup of water
- 2 cup of sugar
- The juice of 5 large lemons
- Garnish with sliced peaches
- In two pitchers, steep 4 tea bags amongst 8 cups of water (8 cups of water in EACH pitcher, along with 4 tea bags in EACH)
- In a medium, sauce pan on low, stir together the water, sugar, and lemon juice until the sugar dissolves.
- Add equal parts of the lemon simple syrup to each picture (1/2 of mixture in each)
- Remove the tea bags, add the simple syrup, and stir in the peaches. Let cool in the fridge until you are ready to serve.