This Sparkling Green Tea is perfect for summer. Add some bubbles to make it more exciting and some frozen fruit cubes to cool it down while adding flavor!
It’s time for another month of Recipe Redux! This month’s these was Cocktails and Mocktails for May Celebrations. This Sparkling Green Tea is a fun, adult and kid-friendly option for graduation parties, baby showers, bbqs and more! Or just make it on a regular day like I do.
When hubby and I were first out of college, we used to buy packs of the Citrus Liption Green Tea and Costco and we drank a TON of it. Looking at it now, it wasn’t the best beverage choice but I thought it’d be pretty easy to make my own version at home.
The base is simple. I just steeped a couple green tea bags (you can use regular or decaf) in hot water and let it cool. Then I added lemon-flavored sparkling water. If you’re looking for something a little sweeter, you can either add in some honey when the tea is warm or make a simple syrup and add some. I decided to just use fruit to add some extra flavor so I added some lemon slices, fresh strawberries and blueberry cubes.
To make the cubes I just blended 1 cup frozen wild blueberries with 1 cup water, poured into ice cube trays and froze. Added bonus? As the blueberry cubes melt they turn the drink a pretty color and add natural sweetness.
Squish loved having some of this as a treat after he woke up from his nap!
You could easily double or triple the amount for a party or try it with a different flavor of sparkling water. Or, like I mentioned above, add a little extra sweetness!
Here are your directions:Print
Sparkling Green Tea
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- 16 ounces boiling water
- 2 green tea bags (decaf or regular)
- 16 ounces lemon-flavored sparkling water
- honey or simple syrup, optional
- fresh berries, lemon slices, berry ice cubes
Add tea bags to boiling water and let steep according to package directions (maybe a little longer). Sweeten with honey if desired.
Combine brewed green tea and sparkling water in a large pitcher. (Add simple syrup to sweeten if desired).
Add sliced lemons and strawberries.
Add blueberry cubes after pouring into glasses if desired (simply blend 1 cup frozen berries + 1 cup water and freeze in ice cube trays).
Super easy, right?! I’m all about hot green tea in the winter but this might be my new go-to version for Squish and I to enjoy this summer. For a stronger green tea flavor, brew the tea a bit longer than usual since you’ll be diluting it with extra water- or add an extra tea bag!
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