Hot summer days call for cold summer drinks. Baton Rouge is the best city in the world, but with greatness comes…extreme heat. And humidity. Which, if you didn’t know, humidity is the perfect environment for growing things, so I just imagine that I’m actually in the tropics. It all makes sense!
Anyways, I think we can all agree that an afternoon cold drink is a must in the summertime. I used to be a chronic sonic stopper, consuming gallons of diet coke. But since most days I don’t want to melt my insides, I’m moving over from the dark side and enjoying iced minty green tea limeade. Don’t let the long name mislead you, it’s quite simple to make! Enjoy!
Oh and if you’re lucky enough to live in tropical Louisiana, you can grow your own mint!
Iced Minty Green Tea Limeade
(From yours truly!)
4 cups + 2 cups of water
4 green tea bags
10ish mint leaves
1/2 cup lime juice (juice of about 3 limes)
1/2 cup agave nectar
Bring four cups of water to boil, remove from heat and add tea bags and mint leaves. Allow to steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Add agave. Add two cups of cold water and lime juice. Allow tea to sit for about 15 minutes to slightly cool. Pour into a pitcher, with a strainer overtop so as to catch the mint leaves and lime pulp. Place pitcher in the refrigerated to cool. Serve over ice!