Are you thinking that you could do with a bit less booze this season? Wondering how you can go teetotal and still enjoy yourself? We’ll help you teetotal your June with a mix of hot and cold tea recipes to satisfy you wherever you are and whatever your mood is! Check them out and start sipping! Share your favorites – or your original creations with us, don’t forget to tag @thisnakedmind on IG, and #nakeddrinks.
Teetotal Your June
Lemon Ginger Honey Iced Tea
Are you looking for a drink that packs some heat while cooling you down? Stir up a pitcher of our Lemon Ginger Honey Iced Tea and combine the kick of the ginger and the black tea with the refreshment of the lemon, lime, and mint! If you’re trying to cut back on your caffeine you can omit the black tea and just steep your ginger in the hot water instead!
Head to the store for these ingredients!
2 3- inch pieces of fresh ginger peeled and grated
8 cups of boiling water
3 black tea bags
6 freshly squeezed lemons
3 freshly squeezed limes
1/3 to 1/2 cup honey (sweeten to taste)
Pour boiling water in to a glass pitcher. Add the black tea and ginger. Allow to steep for 15 – 20 minutes.
While the tea is steeping, juice the lemons and limes. These can be combined while juicing.
Strain the ginger tea through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove any ginger pieces. Add honey and stir until dissolved. Taste. The tea should be sweeter than you usually take it.
Add the ice and lemon-lime juice. Mix well and taste again. Adjust sweetness by either adding more honey or more water accordingly.
Garnish with lemon and lime slices and fresh mint.
Hot Buttered Cider
One of the best parts of living in Colorado is warm summer days and cool summer nights! I love this non-alcoholic take on hot buttered rum for the nights I need something to help me relax and warm up. You can get creative with this recipe and kick up the spices to make it as fragrant and tasteful as you prefer! Make sure you use Apple Cider and not Apple Juice! For an even more unique taste, use alcohol-free pear cider or perry!
You’ll need these on hand to make this delicious drink –
8 Tbsp. room temperature butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 3″ piece fresh ginger
5 tea bags (chai)
8 oz. non-alcoholic apple cider
16 oz. boiling water
Beat the butter and brown sugar together until creamy.
Fill a glass pitcher with the boiling water. Add the tea bags and ginger. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
While the tea is steeping, warm the apple cider and split among 4 glasses. Next fill with the steeped chai tea. Share the butter and sugar mixture between the glasses. Stir well.
You can garnish with grated nutmeg, cinnamon sticks, whipped cream, etc.
What you call this delicious flower will probably depend on where you’re from! Whether it is Hibiscus, flor de Jamaica, or Rosella to you – making it into this drink will taste so refreshing! To make our Rosella Refresher we’re combining this delicious hibiscus tea with homemade lemonade. I suggest doubling the recipe because one pitcher never seems to last long!
You need the following to make this new favorite to teetotal your June –
1 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup honey
3 1/2 cups cold water
4 cups Hibiscus/Rosella tea – cooled
Mint leaves (for garnish)
Lemon Slices (for garnish)
Combine 1/2 cup water and 1/3 cup honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir until all the honey has dissolved into the water. Let simmer for 3-5 minutes on low. Remove from heat and let cool.
Juice lemons to equal 1 cup or use prepared lemon juice. Combine lemon juice, honey/water mixture, and 3 cups water in a pitcher to make lemonade. Stir well.
Add the hibiscus tea and stir again. Garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves.
It can be so easy to forget that our friends in the Southern Hemisphere are preparing to usher in winter. Here we are thinking summer vacation and iced teas while they are looking for ways to ward off the chill and shake off winter doldrums. A Hot Toddy is often seen as the cure for both. This Chai Toddy delivers taste while eliminating any of the nasty after effects from booze. It will warm you up without burning you later!
Fill your pantry with these ingredients to make it!
4 oz brewed chai tea
1½ oz apple cider vinegar
1 oz orange juice
½ oz honey
Cinnamon stick (for garnish)
Add apple cider vingar, orange juice, and honey to a heatproof mug.
Top with 4 oz of hot freshly brewed chai tea.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Cucumber Mint Green Tea
This green tea is REALLY green! We combine iced green tea with cucumber and mint for a delighting and refreshing beverage experience. The fact that it’s good for you as well is just a bonus. Feel free to use decaf green tea in this recipe if you prefer! There’s one thing that is a sure bet – you’ll feel like a Green God or Goddess after indulging in this teetotal drink that screams of summer flavors!
You probably already have these ingredients on hand –
4 green tea bags (or one iced green tea bag)
1 cup mint leaves, reserve extra for garnish
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
4 ¼ cup water
¼ cup honey
Boil 2 cups water. Remove pan from heat and add tea bags, 2/3 of mint leaves and half the cucumber. Cover and let steep until cooled, around 15 minutes.
Next, combine honey and ¼ cup hot water. Stir until the honey is dissolved.
Fill glass pitcher with ice, half the mint leaves and 1/4 of the cucumber. Strain the cooled tea into the pitcher. Discard the mint and cucumbers.
Add honey mixture & remaining water. Stir. Serve over ice and garnish with mint and cucumbers.
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