Hi! It’s me, …&J2 bringing you another installment of DIY fun! This time, we took it outside to mix up some Sun Brewed Sweet Tea! And for some extra flair, we infused it with raspberries and lime- DE-lish!
Here’s what we started with!
Place a family sized tea bag in pitcher full of water. We used one tea bag per quart of water. Cover the pitcher (to prevent evaporation and unwelcome intruders!) and leave it outside to brew in the sunlight.
Once the tea is dark enough, bring it inside and sweeten it up! We recommend about 1 cup of sugar, but you could add more! It’s called sweet tea for a reason! :)
While the sugar was dissolving in the pitcher we moved over the stove to make some raspberry juice. Mix two quarts water with a container of raspberries and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and let them simmer for a bit.
While the raspberries were simmering, we squeezed some fresh lime juice for our tea. You only need about 3 tablespoons.
After about 3 minutes of simmering, the raspberry juice should be ready to go! Strain out the pulp and pour the juice right into your tea. Next add the lime juice. Stir the tea a few times just to make sure all of the sugar is dissolved and the raspberry and lime juice are infused throughout.
Pour over ice, garnish with a sprig of fresh mint, and enjoy! We recommend sipping your sweet tea on the front porch with a warm batch of cherry cobbler :) PERFECTION!!
Check back in for the next DIY project soon! Because we’re going to keep them coming at you right up until the workshop next week!