Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ginger tea orangade

I made this for a birthday party and it was finished in no time. I had bookmarked it from aipi and the original source is from Giada's. Aipi had made it as a lemonade and i was planning the same until i realized that I had no lemons! duh....
I had some oranges in hand and substituted the lemon juice for orange juice.  I did not use black tea but used our good old brooke bond tea bags.
It still tasted pretty awesome to me and my guests. Unlike me you all will all be smart and check your ingredients before you make something! ha ha....

Get Ready:
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 black tea bags, preferably English breakfast tea
  • 1 1/3 cups Ginger Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup sparkling water or club soda, chilled
  • 2 cups ice
  • Orange slices, for garnish, optional



Go: 
In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil over high heat. Remove the pan from the heat and add the tea bags. Stir and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes. Remove the tea bags and discard. Add the Ginger Simple Syrup, orange juice, and sparkling water.

Put the ice in a large pitcher. Pour the orangade mixture over the ice. Garnish with orange slices

Ginger Simple Syrup:

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup water

1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine the sugar, water and ginger. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool, about 20 minutes. Strain before using.

Sending to the Bookmarked event

9 comments:

  1. Hey Priya,

    That's a gorgeous drink!!:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  2. Thats a catchy and refreshing drink..

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  3. very innovative n healthy drink..must have tasted great too..
    Tasty Appetite

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  4. Nice healthy and perfect drink for this cold, windy day...

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  5. Such a gorgeous color you got..looks so very refreshing!
    Thanks for trying it out and linking it to bookmarked event :)

    US Masala

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  6. Very interesting drink, love its color too..

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