Apricot Ice Tea
It is apricot season and for Sophie this is certainly one of the single best seasons, because she looooooves apricots, or Marillen as they are lovingly called in Austria. Incidentally it is also summer and mostly quite hot, so for Victoria it is ice tea season. One day, while talking about apricots and ice tea passions, the idea for this apricot ice tea was born.
Without wanting to brag, it was a good idea. The apricot ice tea turned out to be an absolute treat.
And because kids love ice tea too, this one is perfectly suitable for the young folk because it is caffeine free – Hooray!
- 750 ml water
- 15-20g fresh ginger, sliced finely
- 300g apricots, stone removed and quartered
- 1/2 vanilla pod, scraped
- 1/4 cup agave nectar (or to taste)
- ice cubes
- bunch of fresh mint
makes 1 liter jug.
- First things first, let’s get the tea base ready by adding the ginger and water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then turn down heat, cover and gently simmer for around 10 minutes. Leave the tea to cool down to about 30 degrees celsius (basically warm, not hot).
- While the tea is cooling down, arrange the apricots, vanilla and agave nectar in the jug.
- Pour the warm tea in your jug and stir. Adjust sweetness and leave to cool.
- To serve add plenty of ice cubes and a couple of sprigs of fresh mint.
- Our party tipp: As an adult aperitif just add a splash of good quality vodka
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