Makes 2 quarts
- 3 fresh strawberries
- 1 sprig of rosemary
- 2 quarts of water
What I love about this drink, even more than the refreshing taste, is the mind-numbing simplicity. Rinse ingredients. Cover with water. Place in direct sunlight. Sound good?
With planning a party last weekend, simplicity was welcome in the utmost. It never fails that I am making five different dishes at once, answering calls for directions, and getting increasingly anxious about party-goers’ happiness levels. So then, a tall glass of sweet tea puts everything back in perspective. (I think of it as the goody-goody complement to White Strawberry Sangria, which I also highly recommend.)
When not in the middle of hostessing, I also love sipping this tea as a sweet reminder of my Southern roots. A tall glass of dark tea is as necessary for a front porch conversation as rocking chairs, and my East Texan grandmother always made sure you were well-equipped with both. With a little less sugar, but all the bright flavor of rosemary, I lift my glass to her hospitality and sunny personality.
So enjoy a glass of this sprightly tea as a meditative moment in a busy day. I invite you to experiment with different herbs (mint or thyme) and spring treats (oranges or rhubarb). Which pairing would you try out?
I shared this with y’all, along with Five Ingredient Monday, Tuesdays with a Twist, Tasteful Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Wheat-Free Wednesday, Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, Healthy 2Day Wednesday, Allergy-Free Wednesday, Tasty Traditions, Wellness Weekend, Whole Foods Friday, Healthy Vegan Friday, and Gluten Free Friday.
1. Thoroughly rinse strawberries and rosemary under cold running water. Remove the stems from the fruit.
2. Place the fruit and herb in water jug, pour in the water, and set out in direct sunlight for at least three hours. Garnish with slices of strawberry.