Fred and Bex
When the weather is hot and summery, there’s nothing more refreshing than a tall glass of iced tea. This recipe combines a sweet syrup, made with lemon, our delicious blueberry vinegar, and some fabulous summer fruits, with cold rooibos tea, which has a lovely vanilla fragrance. The end result is a really scrumptious treat for a hot afternoon. By the way, you might be surprised to see vinegar in a sweet drink, but not only does it add a burst of blueberry flavour, vinegar is also proven to be really effective at quenching thirst.
2 lemons (one to juice, and one to serve)
4 tablespoonfuls of Fred & Bex Blueberry Vinegar
350g mixed summer berries (frozen is fine)
3 rooibos teabags
170g granulated sugar
Ice, to serve
Makes one large jugful
Start by making the syrup. In a saucepan, place the summer berries (if you’re using frozen, you can put them straight in without defrosting), the blueberry vinegar, and the juice of one lemon. Put the saucepan on a medium heat and stir occasionally, until the berries have released plenty of juice. Then turn the heat up to bring the juices to the boil, and let them bubble for five minutes. Finally, strain the contents of the saucepan into a jug, to collect the juices. You won’t need the remainder of the berries for this recipe – I’d suggest briefly blending them and then serving over ice cream. Yum!
Next, make the tea. Bring the water to the boil in a saucepan, then add the tea bags, remove from the heat and leave to stand for another five minutes. When the time’s up, discard the teabags and add the sugar, stirring until dissolved.
To finish, mix the syrup and the tea together, add plenty of ice, and pop in the fridge to chill for a couple of hours. When you’re ready to serve, add plenty more ice and garnish the glasses with slices of the remaining lemon. Cheers!
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