Honey-Citrus Iced Tea
A frozen orange or lemon slice in the glass looks pretty and helps keep this refreshing punch nice and cold. Using honey instead of sugar adds a sweet touch. —Sheila Bradshaw, Columbus, Ohio
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
- 4 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
- Ice cubes
- 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 2 oranges and 1 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.
- Just before serving, strain and discard fruit from tea. Stir in ginger ale. Serve with frozen fruit slices and ice.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 124 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.
Originally published as Honey-Citrus Iced Tea in Taste of Home August/September 2002