I absolutely LOVED everything about this Herbal Iced Tea that I made for my mom’s birthday dinner! Since her birthday dinner was Ina Garten themed and I was making all of Ina’s recipes…I knew I had to find a drink recipe in addition to all the food I was making! When I found Ina’s Herbal Iced Tea recipe in her Barefoot Contessa Family Style Cookbook, I knew it would be perfect!
It’s a great recipe because it has no added sugar (the apple juice in it sweetens it) and it is caffeine free! I took Ina’s recipe and altered it just a bit, swapping out the Red Zinger Tea for Wild Berry Zinger Tea. And I also tripled the recipe to make it party-sized!! Since I was having the entire family over for dinner, I knew I wanted enough to fill a large drink dispenser so there would be enough for everyone! As everyone arrived for the birthday dinner party, I greeted them at the door, welcomed them to my own “Barefoot Contessa” restaurant, and served the Herbal Iced Tea in stemless wine glasses to make it fancy!
Recipe adapted from Ina Garten’s “Herbal Iced Tea Recipe” from the Barefoot Contessa Family Style Cookbook.