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Old 01-24-2005, 08:51 AM   #1
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Dave's World Famous Tropical Iced Tea

DAVE'S WORLD FAMOUS TROPICAL ICED TEA (also makes a good drink mixer)

2 cups water
2 cups sugar
1 quart hot water
8 tea bags
2 quarts iced water
2 cups fresh orange juice (about four 3" oranges)
3/4 cup lemon juice (about four lemons)

sprigs of mint
slices of lime
slices of orange

Combine 2 cups water and 2 cups sugar in a large saucepan.
Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Add 1 quart hot water and tea bags.
Steep tea bags for 3-5 minutes, according to strength desired.

Discard tea bags and add hot brew to 2 quarts of iced water.

Add orange and lemon juices to iced water. Strain to remove pulp.
Stir well and refrigerate, or serve immediately over ice.

To serve with ice: In a tall glass filled half way with ice cubes (not
crushed), add a slice of lime, then fill rest of way with ice. Pour in tea.
Garnish glass with a slice of orange and a sprig of fresh mint.

Yield: 1 gallon.


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Old 01-24-2005, 12:34 PM   #2
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I'll print this out and make it for
our next summer time pot luck.
It sounds so refreshing. :!:

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Old 01-29-2005, 11:27 PM   #3
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Add half a bottle of (Captain Morgan) golden rum.
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Old 01-29-2005, 11:37 PM   #4
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if i was living in california i would drink this all the time lol
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