Orange Mint Tea

Servings:  Makes 8

Prep Time:  20 mins

Total Time:  1 hr 20 mins 




2/3  cup sugar

1  cup snipped fresh mint leaves

1  teaspoon shredded orange peel

2  cups orange juice

2/3  cup lemon juice

1/3  cup tea

Cracked ice

2  cups water 





1. Mix sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to boiling, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; pour over mint leaves. Stir in orange peel, orange juice, and lemon juice.


2. Cover; let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Strain mixture through a mesh strainer; add liquor, if desired. Cover and chill up to 24 hours. Serve over cracked ice. Makes 8 (4-ounce) servings.