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....
- 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
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.
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