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.
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.
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.