arnie palmie

It’s been so beautiful outside and makes me think ice cold bevvies!!! One of our favorites is Arnold Palmers, named after the famous golfer.  It is blend of equal parts lemonade and iced tea. In the southern USA they call it sweet tea. Here is the simple recipe without alcohol in it. On Pinterest, I noticed that bourbon is often added to the recipe. Spiked or Tipsy Arnold Palmers.

Lemonade:

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice (about 8 lemons)

  • 5 cups cold water

  • Take one cup of sugar and one cup of water and boil, stirring occasionally, cooking until sugar is dissolved to make simple syrup. Remove from heat.
    Pour lemon juice into a 2-quart or larger pitcher. Add cold water.

Iced Tea:

  • 5 tea bags (I used English Breakfast)
  • 5 cups of boiling water

 

Let steep for 4-6 minutes. Pull out tea bags and there we go!

 

Mix, chill and add some bourbon for you adventurous ones out there!

Enjoy!

xo amy

libre tea

I found this little gem on Pinterest a little while ago. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to talk about it, as it’s something I use it almost everyday. Libre Tea diffuser, which I pinned and saw a few days later at David’s Tea.  I most likely wouldn’t have noticed it if I didn’t see it on Pinterest just days before.

I love loose tea and usually 1 cup is not enough. This diffuser makes about 1.5 cups. I use it mostly at work as bringing my big Bodum was inconvenient to clean at the office. I find this one super easy to clean and does not hold on to any scents. Sometimes travel mugs get kind of yucky and stinky, this is not the case with this one.

I have 2 kinds of tea I drink alot at work, both from David’s Tea. The dark one on the left bottom corner is The Skinny. It’s an awesome Oolong digestive tea. The second is the green tea, on right, called Splash. This is an awesome lightly flavored green tea with sea lettuce!??! What the heck is that you ask? Sea lettuce is an edible algae and has a ton of health benefits. Who knew I’d drink algae and like it!

Well, I think  it’s tea time!

xo amy

dr.ozzies teas

Last week I wasn’t feeling that hot with a head cold as a result I didn’t pin it up all that much. But I did try Dr.Oz’s Tangerine Weight-Orade Recipe. Actually it was quite simple and really yummy. I usually have flavored water in my fridge. And heck, I had all the ingredients on hand.
Cold green tea, orange and mint. (I added lemon, as I tend to add lemon to everything.) It was tasty and has tons of health benefits. I think I will be making this more often than my plain old lemon water!

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