Southern Style Sweet Fruit Tea Three Ways
Iced tea is the drink of choice in the South, and our three delicious fruit versions are perfect for a big or small family cookout or tailgating event.
- Serves: 32 persons
- Fruit Iced Tea:
- 18to 24 tea bags
- 1 ½quarts boiling water
- 2cups granulated sugar
- 48ounces canned pineapple juice
- 12ounce canned frozen orange juice concentrate
- 12ounces canned frozen lemonade concentrate
- Lemon and mint, optional, for garnish if desired
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Place 18 to 24 tea bags in bowl or pitcher. Pour 1 1/2 quarts of boiling water over tea bags.
Step 3Add 2 cups of sugar, stirring to dissolve. Let tea bags steep in sugar water for several hours or overnight.
Step 4Squeeze tea bags to wring out extra flavor before discarding.
Step 5Pour tea into a large bowl or pot. Add cans of pineapple juice, frozen orange juice, and lemonade.
Step 6Stir until the concentrate has thawed.
Step 7Pour equal amounts into 2 (1-gallon) jugs.
Step 8Add cold water to each jug to fill and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours. Shake well before serving. Garnish as desired.