Blueberry and Mint Green Iced Tea

27 06 2011

Bobby Flay has a great blackberry-bourbon iced tea recipe, unfortunately, I was missing many of the ingredients to give it a try. But I did have enough to make my own twist! You could try this with any berry (blue, black or rass) and I’m sure it would be equally delish!

Ingredients, makes 10 cups:

  • 1 cup blueberries (I would recommend using more fruit, but this was all I had on hand)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (for every cup of fruit you need 1/4 cup sugar – so if you double the fruit, make sure to double the sugar)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 10 tea bags (I had green tea with honey, lemon and ginseng so that’s what I used, but Bobby’s called for black tea)
  • 10 cups cold water
  • Mint for garnish

Directions:

  • Combine the blueberries, sugar and chopped mint in a bowl and mash with a wooden spoon – you’ll want the sugar to fully combine and dissolve. Let the mixture sit while you make the tea.
  • Bring 10 cups cold water to a boil, or run it through the coffee pot. Remove from heat and add the tea bags – letting steep for about 5 mins.
  • Remove the tea bags and pour tea over the blueberry mixture. Let this sit at room temperature for at least an hour to combine the flavors.
  • Pour the mixture through a strainer into a pitcher making sure to press on the blueberry mixture.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, serve over ice and garish with mint springs when ready to serve.
  • I’m guessing Bobby’s trick of stirring in a shot of Bourbon  at the end would still be refreshing too! I plan to give it a try the next time I have Bourbon! 

Blueberry and Mint Green Iced Tea

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