Intro: Peet's Hibiscus Breeze Tea Cooler
This here is the recipe and instructions for delicious Peet's Hibiscus Breeze Tea Cooler (that's only available at the store during summer) so you can make it to your liking all year long! This recipe is witheld from the public...TILL NOW! and makes a scrumptious and refreshing afternoon drink (and not too mention a fantastic mixer or chaser for all you over 21...and those who choose ignore the drinking age!)
Step 1: Strange Brew!!!
The ingredients in this wonderful and OFFICIAL Peet's recipe are as follows:
1/4 lb. of Hibiscus C tea
12 oz. of boiling water
12 oz. lemonade
1/2 cup of white sugar
4 oz. cold water
Ice cubes to cool
Y'all will also need a tea-kettle, an iced-tea pitcher, and a tea pot of some sort
Step 2: Boil Me Tender...
Boil 12 oz. of water, DO NOT REMOVE KETTLE UNTIL THE WHISTLE BLOWS.
Step 3: Steep It! Steep It Realll Goood...
Pour the boiling water over the Hibiscus C tea into a teapot (or other heat-safe container, in our case we used a coffee presspot) and let steep for 5 minutes.
(If you prefer a stronger tea taste, feel free to let it steep a bit longer)
Step 4: Sugar Pie Honey Bunch...
After the tea has steeped for 5 minutes or so, use a strainer to separate the hot liquid from the loose tea into an iced-tea pitcher, and immediately afterward add the 1/2 cup of sugar.
This is critical to do directly after the tea has steeped so the sugar can dissolve in the hot liquid.
Gently stir to ensure that all sugar is dissolved.
Step 5: When Life Gives You Lemons...
... pour lemonade into the mix y'all!
After the sugar is dissolved into the concentrated tea, pour 12 oz. of cold lemonade into the pitch.
Continue to stir the mixture
Step 6: Adding Pure and Simple H20!!!
This step is simple y'all, while stirring, pour 4 oz. of cold fresh water into the pitcher.
yep, that's all for this step.
Step 7: I've Got Chilllls, They're Multiplyin'!!!
So what would an iced tea cooler be without the ice, right?
Once the mixture is completely stirred together, add a few handfuls of ice cubes to chill the drink.
If you really want to get festive, you can use fun ice cube shapes...we used puzzle and triangle ice-cube molds. Special ice shapes are the perfect mundane detail to dazzle your friends and show up Martha!!!
Step 8: It's All About the Presentation Y'all!
Add some more flare to this fabulous drink by pouring it into your favorite cocktail glass and adding a colorful garnish like a slice of lime or a lemon twist.
Your friends and dog will love it!!
Step 9: Ain't Nothin' Better Y'all!
This drink is best served chilled on a hot day. Add some banana loungers, Girl Talk's "Feed the Animals" album and a friend or two and you have an instant party!!