I am out of my favorite summer time drink, sweet tea. I am addicted to the Southern form of iced tea. Sugar does not dissolve in cold water, in the south they boil the water and sugar together to form a syrup, then let the tea bags seep. This is then added to a pitcher, leaving it strong enough to not be watered down by ice cubes.
Add water to a saucepan (amount doesn't matter, it will get fixed later), add 1 1/2 cups sugar. Boil. When it has boiled, turn the stove down as low as possible and add eight tea bags, stir, sometimes I add a cinnamon stick. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Pour the tea into a 1 gallon jug, leave the bags in the saucepan. Pour cold water over the tea bags in the pan and add this liquid to the jug. Keep repeating until the 1 gallon jug is full. (Squeezing the tea bags can lead to a bitter brew. Because you will be adding ice cubes to your glass you want it strong.)
But, pity, I am out. SO I GUESS I WILL JUST HAVE TO TRY the black cherry vodka I just bought.
Well...all right, 3 ounces of cola to 1 1/2 ounces of black cherry vodka is a pretty good summer time drink too.
- Boomer, hippie, yuppie, none of these are me. Born in the 50's, graduated from high school in the 60's, married & had children in the 70's, graduated from college in the 80's, joined corporate America & divorced in the 90's, was an early casualty of the recession in 00's,08, still unemployed in 09.