Mint icetea

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The weather has been outstanding these last couple of weeks. It seems, though, that the annual June rains have hit the streets today. But luckily I had the chance, time and temps high enough  to try out a recipe from kitchen guru Camilla’s new selection of herb recipes that was published this Saturday as a special section of Politiken, a Danish newspaper. Safe to say, there are enough recipes and ideas to keep me busy for a little while. But first up was a really refreshing afternoon drink, good in the heat but I think I’ll make it again this weekend even if the weather gods have decided to bless some one else with Summer sun.

It’s easy enough that you’ll wanna make it even if it is too hot for cooking: Make a pot of good, strong green tea. While still hot pour it over a handful of fresh mint leaves. Season to taste with sugar – 2 or 3 tbsp – while still hot and leave to cool, first on the counter then in the fridge. When ready to drink, pour through a sieve and serve with additional fresh mint leaves, a couple of slices of lemon and ice cubes. Ahhh!

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2 Responses to “Mint icetea”

  1. Lars Says:

    Really nice foodblog. I just started a foodblog too, and have just put your blog in my links. Minttea looks like a certain must-try for this summer. Thank you!

  2. Peter Says:

    This icetea sound really nice… i´m a bartender with a bartender hiring firm called flexbar.dk and I like the idea off this icetea with 4 cl. of a really good dark rum…

    Hope its cool with you if a try it to the next cocktail party i’m bartending to.

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