Saturday, June 16, 2012

Adventures in the Kitchen: Sparkling Summer Punch

Here is a simple, refreshing summer drink recipe that your guests will love!
(We may or may not have consumed 2 bottles of this in just one week! It is so good!)
You only need 2 ingredients: Ginger Ale, and fruit tea bags 
(Today I used peach tea, but we have tried it with raspberry tea, and berry zinger tea and loved all the flavors)
 Step 1: Open ginger ale and pour about 3/4th of a cup out. 
(Go ahead and drink the extra - you don't need it later...) 
 Step 2: Place 3 tea bags into the bottle. You can use more if you like your tea stronger. 
 *Keep hold of the string! The ginger ale will bubble up a bit when you add the tea bags...just let the tea bag sit on the top of the liquid. If you try to push the tea bag down into the ginger ale, it will bubble over! 
 Step 3: Replace cap of ginger ale bottle, keeping the ends of the tea strings on the outside of the bottle. 
 Step 4: Place bottle on it's side. And wait....for at least 2 hours. You can not leave the tea bags in there too long, the punch just gets better with time! 
 Step 5: VERY VERY VERY IMPORTANT! When you are ready to taste, open the bottle SLOWLY! Unscrew the cap a little and let the bubbles rise, then unscrew a little more, wait for it...It will take about 3 minutes to open the bottle...OR if you are in a hurry to taste your punch, do yourself a favor and open the bottle over the sink! It will totally be a volcano if you open it quickly. Trust me, I know!  (Unless you want a volcano of soda in your kitchen...then by all means, stand back, and open that bottle up!) 
 Step 6: Pour over ice and enjoy! 
This would be a perfect drink to serve with a Father's Day dinner!

27 comments:

  1. This is great! I make a lot of beverages using juice and sparkling water, but why didn't I think of tea bags?!

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  2. Wow...I never thought to "brew" tea in ginger ale ... Genius!

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  3. sounds refreshing and totally yummy!

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  4. Love this recipe! Found you on the covered in grace linkup! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I still want to try this, it sounds so good!

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  6. Love tea; love ginger ale. Better try your combo!

    Visiting from You're Gonna Love It Tuesday.
    Debra

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  7. This sounds so good! I love tea and I love ginger ale...this I have to try! Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Party.

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  8. I love tea and ginger ale is a close second, sure I would love this.

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  9. Hey, this is just great. Would you be happy to link it to Food on Friday : Mocktails and Cocktails

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    1. Great that you linked in, thanks.
      Have a great week.

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  10. I absolutely love this! Definitely will be making it soon! I think my reader's would really like it!! :)

    Leslie ~
    www.dishingwithleslie.blogspot.com

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  11. yummy! this looks great, how did you come up with that? I love tea, and gingerale! can't wait to try this!

    Tamika @ www.notimefortea.com

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  12. That looks so good!!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  13. Wow!!! I am so excited to try this!! Thank you so much for linking up - I featured you today!

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  14. This punch looks so great, what a great idea! I love how easy it is to make too, I can't wait to try it. I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/06/showcase-your-talent-thursday-12.html. I hope to see you there!

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  15. Sounds very good and interesting - thanks for the "volcano" warning :) I esp. want to try the peach.
    JoAnn

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  16. Oh my gosh this sounds amazing! Such a simple idea but I bet it's absolutely delicious! I'd be thrilled if you would link this up at my current link party so everyone can try it! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/06/the-fun-in-functional-link-party-4/

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  17. this looks so good. I can't believe how easy this recipe is.

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  18. WOW...how cool is this? Love the method...so simple {and fun, too}! I'm featuring this at my party tomorrow night!! Thank you bunches for linking up!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  19. What a fun, easy idea, Veronica! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Yumo! You could probably use lots of different kids of tea. I can't wait to try it. I am a new follower. Hope to see you at True Aim. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I've never heard of such a thing, but I a sucker for trying new things. I am making this as soon as I can get some gingerale. I'm just so tickled you shared...I have been making cooling drinks for weeks. This is so cool.

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  22. I've never though about doing this! Thanks for sharing at What's Cluckin, you had the most viewed link this week! Stop by for your button

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  23. I'm thrilled to be featuring this drink in today's roundup! http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com/2013/08/40-summer-cocktail-recipes.html

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