It's that time again....peak orange season
This year the orange orchard is incredible....
the fruit is literally pulling the branches to the ground
and every tree is in full blossom....what an incredible smell
so what to do with all of that orange juice?
I'm not much of a mixologist
but I love tea and especially tea with lemonade
not long ago I ordered an "Arnold Palmer"
from a little cafe and the server said:
"do ya see any golf courses around here?...it's called a snake bite up this a way"
So here is my version of a
a nice large pitcher of your favorite ice tea
(make about 4 quarts)
4 or 5 tea bags of
Coconut Chai Tea
(I use Zhena's Gypsy Tea which you can find at Trader Joe's
or use a tea that has a lot of spices like Constant Comment)
let this sit overnight in the fridge
When ready to serve/drink:
add 4 cups of freshly squeezed orange juice
to your pitcher of ice tea
fill some nice large glasses
about half full with ice
now you can drink this
but to add some
to your drink
I like to top it off with a shot of
Captain Morgans Spiced Rum
I stick a big slice of lime on a wood fork
(you can find these bamboo disposable forks at Target and most grocery stores)
float the shot of rum on the top of the tea
and swizzle with the lime slice