When summer rolls around, one of our staple drinks is home made Sweet Tea. Hubby and Mr.B can't get enough of it and I often find myself making a pitcher a day. Though I love a good glass of fresh brewed iced tea with a squeeze of lemon and lime, I thought it would be fun to turn this into a fancier drink that would impress guest, who come for cookouts. This drink can be made, with or without liquor and is just as good either way. We're not big drinkers, so I like the fact that I can still enjoy these on week days, while I'm home with the kids.
You can make a big batch of blackberry puree and keep it in your fridge for about a week. That way, you don't have to pull out the food processor, anytime you want to make this. Queenie, who isn't fond of iced tea, loved this. There is just a hint of tea flavour, with the bright slightly tart flavour of the blackberries. Depending on how tart your berries are, you may want to increase the sweetness of the puree. Refreshing!
Frozen Blackberry Sweet Teaprintable version
1/2 C blackberries
2 Tbs honey
2 C fresh brewed Iced Tea
3 C ice cubes (about 2 trays)
3 oz vanilla flavoured Vodka (optional)
Place berries and honey into a food processor and blend until smooth. Place a fine mesh strainer into a bowl and pour puree into the strainer. Using a spatula, push puree through strainer into the bowl; discard remaining seeds.
In a blender place the berry puree, ice cubes, iced tea and Vodka (if using). Blend until all ice has been chopped. Pour into 2 glasses and garnish with additional black berries that have been threaded onto a skewer.
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