Strawberry Peach Iced Tea Punch

Strawberry Peach Iced Tea Punch

Strawberry Peach Iced Tea Punch

Though the end of summer may be sneaking up, there are still some late summer nights ahead that are perfect for getting friends and family together. So, prep some fresh fruits and veggies, fire up the barbecue and make sure your guests are happy and hydrated by serving up this delicious Strawberry Peach Iced Tea Punch. But first, a brief background on your beverage: Tea punch was the first known iced tea beverage sipped in America, with roots in the early 1800’s. At the time, tea punch was spiked with liquor, and the beverage was so popular that different parts of the country claimed their own recipes, imbued with regional flavors. Punch is still a party favorite, in part because it’s such a versatile drink. While there are many variations, we still think this will be the best iced tea punch you try all summer. So, without further ado, let’s dive in!

 

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Ready in: 1.5 hours

Yields: 10+ servings

 

Ingredients

-2 cups Pure Leaf Iced Black Tea with Peach

-4 cups ginger ale (or club soda)

-2 cups orange-peach-mango juice

-1½ cups strawberries, sliced (or frozen)

-1½ cups peaches, sliced (or frozen)

-1/2 cup sugar

-Ice

Step 1: In a medium sized pot, boil 2 cups of water and cool slightly. Add 2 Pure Leaf Iced Black Tea with Peach pyramids to the hot water and brew for three minutes. Squeeze and remove tea bags. Turn off heat. Pour into heat-safepitcher and refrigerateuntil cool (~1 hour).

Step 2: In a saucepan over medium heat, warm 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup peaches and ½ cup sugar. Stirring and mashing occasionally, cook for about ten minutes while the fruit gets nice and soft and produces a flavorful syrup. Turn off heat and set aside to cool.

Step 3: Once cool, pour fruit syrup mixture, iced tea, 4 cups ginger ale (or club soda), and 2 cups orange-peach-mango juice into a large punch bowl. Add sugar to taste as desired.

To serve: Add 6-cups of cubes ice. For a nice garnish, add remaining ½ cup of strawberries and ½ cup of peaches and stir lightly.