Hey there, Penny People...
Well, somehow it's August!
I hope you've been getting some beach/cottage/vacay time, despite this especially rainy summer we've been having in Nova Scotia. Today the sun is shining bright and I thought, what better day to share a favourite Lucky Penny recipe with you all?
This Ginger Green Tea Lemonade is perfect for picnics, backyard hangs, or packing up for a weekend road trip. You will love it!
Ginger Green Tea Lemonade
What you need:
1/4 cup loose leaf green tea, I like this one from World Tea House
3 cups nearly boiling water (around 85 degrees)
1/3 cup honey
2 TBSP coarsely grated ginger root
2/3 cup lemon juice (approx. 2 lemons)
Cold, still or sparkling water
Lemon slices & fresh mint for serving
What to do:
+ Steep the tea leaves & grated ginger in the water for 4 minutes. Make sure to time this, as over-steeping green tea can cause it to become bitter
+ Add the honey while the tea steeps
+ Once the tea & ginger have steeped, strain through a fine mesh strainer & add lemon juice
+ Chill in the fridge until cool
How to serve:
+ Pour your cooled concentrate over ice until 2/3 full & top with cold still or sparkling water
+ Garnish with lemon wheels & fresh mint from the garden
+ Feeling cheeky? Toss a shot of gin or vodka in there. (Shhhhh... we won't tell!)
Serving a crowd? Pour your concentrate into a jug or glass bottle & top with cold water - this recipe makes around 1 litre, but feel free to dilute to your taste!
Need some picnic treats to go with your lemonade? Orders are open for delivery on Friday, August 6. Check out the menu HERE!
And don't forget our monthly subscription boxes. Coffee, treats, pantry goods & more, delivered every month right to you door. Head HERE to check them out!
Until next time!
xo Barb & Lucky Penny Provisions