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Honey-Citrus Iced Tea Recipe

Honey-Citrus Iced Tea Recipe

A frozen orange or lemon slice in the glass looks pretty and helps keep this refreshing punch nice and cold. Appropriately for my bee theme, the blend is sweetened with honey. -Sheila Bradshaw, Columbus, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 individual tea bags
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 medium navel oranges
  • 2 medium lemons
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 liter ginger ale, chilled

Directions

  • 1. Place tea bags in a teapot; add boiling water. Cover and steep for 3 minutes; discard tea bags. Pour tea into a pitcher. Peel and section two oranges and one lemon; add to tea. Stir in the orange juice, lemon juice and honey. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight. Cut remaining orange and lemon into slices; freeze.
  • 2. Just before serving, strain and discard fruit from tea. Stir in ginger ale. Serve with frozen fruit slices. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 124 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.