Green Tea-Passion Fruit Spritzer

  • Yield 8 Servings servings

Green tea pairs well with a multitude of flavors, and passion fruit is one of the best. An ounce of amaretto, the liqueur of love, won't hurt either. This recipe can be easily doubled.


4 cups cold water
3 regular-size green tea bags
1/3 cup honey
2 cups passion fruit nectar
Chilled sparkling water, as needed
1 sprig fresh mint sprigs for garnish


  1. Bring 2 cups of the water to a gentle boil in a small saucepan. Add the tea bags, cover, and remove from the heat. Let steep for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bags without squeezing them. Stir in the honey until dissolved.
  3. Pour the sweetened tea into a 2-quart heatproof container. Add the remaining 2 cups cold water and the passion fruit nectar. Let cool, then chill.
  4. When ready to serve, fill 6 tall glasses with ice. Fill each glass three-quarters full with tea and top off with sparkling water. Garnish with a mint sprig, if desired.

Excerpted from Iced Tea by Fred Thompson. Reprinted with permission from The Harvard Common Press.



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