Pure Leaf Tea Cocktail Recipes

Pure Leaf Tea Cocktail Recipes

Remember a week or so ago I told you I’d be trying one of the recipes Gail Simmons created for Lipton’s Pure Leaf Brewed Tea?  Well, we finally got around to it today and let’s just say I should have looked the recipe up rather than go by memory….because I goofed it up!

The recipe for her Green Tea Cosmo is simple – Pure Leaf Green Tea with Honey, orange juice, fresh lime juice, cranberry cocktail juice, ice, and a martini glass. Well, somewhere along the way I forgot about the cranberry cocktail juice I bought which somehow ended up on the deck (out of sight, out of mind), and I don’t own a martini glass so I was going to use one of my fancy vintage cocktail glasses but alas, I forgot. And I got my teas mixed up (easy to do when you’re not a tea drinker), so my cocktail was all kinds of messed up.

My cocktail tasted good even if it was technically a flop

My cocktail tasted good even if it was technically a flop

So what did I prepare instead of Gail Simmons’ Green Tea Cosmo?  A Lemon Tea with orange juice and fresh lime drink served in a glass that says something to the effect of “sorry you decided to get an education instead of drinking your way through college!”  Yes, I know, classy.

But even so, the drink turned out pretty darn good! For this non-tea drinker I actually liked it!  The fresh lime and organic orange juice were a nice addition to the lemon already in the drink. Not a bad drink for a mistake!

I gave the tea drinker in the house the naked tea and although he found the lemon a bit strong, he enjoyed the sweet tea.

We went with straight tea for the official taste test

We went with straight tea for the official taste test

If you’d like some recipes for tried and true drinks, check out Gail Simmons’ recipes on my original post – read: Gail Simmons’ Shares a NEW Kentucky Derby Drink Recipe – there are three to choose from and all included the Lipton Pure Leaf Teas in the recipe.  Lipton Pure Leaf Brewed Teas can be found at grocery stores nationwide.

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Lipton Pure Leaf Tea Recipes