Apple Iced Tea is a refreshing beverage where the regular iced tea is flavoured with apple soda. Here is how to make it.
Summers are already here, and this scorching heat outside is already killing me!
I am sure everyone is feeling the same about this heat and looking for some cool and refreshing drinks that can give them some relief.
Well, it’s the same with me!
I am constantly trying to create new and yummy Summer drink recipes, and giving my usual hot cups of coffee and tea a break.
These days, when we sit together for a tea break in the evening, I experiment with my teas and make something different out of it.
Just last week, when we were making an Ice Tea, I got this idea to give it some twist and added a little apple soda in it.
It came out delicious!
So, I thought why not share this Apple Iced Tea recipe with you guys too.
It is as easy to make as your normal ice tea with extra flavor and taste.
Who wouldn’t mind that, right?
So, next time you are making an Ice Tea, don’t forget to try this Apple flavored version and your family will definitely love it.
About the recipe
It is a twist to your usual Iced Tea where black tea flavored with mint is mixed with apple soda, mint leaves and lemon juice.
I have added sugar, but you can add any other sweetener such as honey, coconut sugar etc.
Easy to make, right?
You can serve this tea with your favorite everyday snacks and enjoy a quiet summer evening.
To make this tea you will need very basic ingredients.
Tea leaves – I have used black tea leaves here. You can even use green tea to make this tea.
Sugar – I use organic brown sugar in my kitchen and hence have used that to make this tea.
However, you can use any granulated sugar for sweetening.
Sugar free like stevia also works well in this recipe.
You can replace sugar with honey as well. Just don’t add it while the tea is cooking. Add it when the pan is off heat.
Apple Soda – In India, we get appy fizz but you can use any apple soda that is available to you. You can replace it with any flaoured soda as well.
Lemon Juice – Increase or decrease the amount as per your liking.
You can make the tea in advance and just assemble the iced tea when ready to serve.
Once assembled, serve it immediately.
You can even freeze the tea in ice cube trays and use later.
Step By Step Recipe
Heat water in a pan and add tea leaves, 8-10 mint leaves and sugar.
Let it boil and then simmer for a minute. Remove from heat, strain and cool for 10 minutes.
Fill a tall glass with ice till top. Add a few mint leaves.
Pour 1/2 cup apple soda and 1/2 cup tea.
Add 1 tsp lemon juice. Garnish with apple slice. Serve immediately.
Apple Iced Tea Recipe
- 1 tsp Tea Leaves
- 1 cup Water
- 2 tsp Sugar
- 1 cup Apple Soda
- 2 tsp Lemon Juice
- 2-3 sprigs Mint Leaves
- Ice Cubes (as required)
- Heat water in a pan and add tea leaves, 8-10 mint leaves and sugar.
- Let it boil and then simmer for a minute.
- Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes. Strain the tea.
- Fill a tall glass with ice till top.
- Add a few mint leaves.
- Pour 1/2 cup apple soda and 1/2 cup tea.
- Add 1 tsp lemon juice.
- Garnish with apple slice. Serve immediately.