Cool and Refreshing Quenchers

Maybe it’s because we seem to have ‘settled’ into the heat of summer — early ‘dog days’ (those long, lazy-hazy days I always thought were August) — but when this post from Epricurious showed up, offering recipes for lovely refreshing drinks, I was intrigued and almost instantly refreshed!

Sweet Peach Tea

If a picture paints a thousand words, then these photos fill volumes! Peruse the recipes and enjoy the creative and innovative combinations of fruits and teas and herbs: Tarragon-Spiked Lady Grey Tea; Sparkling Tamarind Tea, Strawberry-Kiwi Sangria with Rose Geranium, Sweet Peach Tea, Apio-Rey, and Watermelon-Ginger Agua Fresca.

Tarragon-Spiked Lady Grey Tea


Some have a bit too much sugar for me, but that can be adjusted. And some of the steps can be a bit involved with steeping, soaking, and straining for a clear liquid. I am lazy and don’t need the clear pristine nectar. I don’t mind the cloudiness and actually prefer the extra ‘pulp’ fiber.

The sparkling waters make them festive but ‘still’ water is acceptable; or give them  more ‘spirit’ with a splash of tequilla, rum, white Muscat, or Prosecco.

Click here for the full list of Spritzers, Virgin Versions, Punches, Iced Teas, Ades, & More.

Then re-fresh yourself during these long, lazy ‘dog-days’ of summer!

  • Alice says:

    These pictures are worthy of being framed – they’re thirst-quenchers in and of themselves! Great recipe ideas here. Summer is always a time for gallons of sun tea, but that can get boring. I like how different these are – sangria with rose geranium? Wow.

  • Mariah says:

    I am excited to try these!!!

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