We love our ice tea and lemonade at our house. When we go out to eat at a restaurant called Bob Evans, I almost order a flavored ice tea. Yum!
I decided I needed to recreate the flavored ice tea at my house. Especially since summer is going to be here before we know it.
My iced tea is made in my coffee maker. Last July, I got rid of my Keurig. I loved it for a long time but had been using my own grounds in little reusable coffee filters the majority of the time so I decided I would just bite the bullet and go back to a traditional coffee maker. I ended up with a Hamilton Beach Brewstation. Instead of a glass carafe, there is a removable reservoir. It has a setting on it for iced coffee. I used it for iced tea instead. Hey, it works and is delicious. Just make sure you wash the reservoir out before and after brewing the tea because you don’t want it the tea to taste like coffee and vice versa.
Now onto the raspberry simple syrup.
Raspberry Simple Syrup
adapted from Geeks with Drinks
Stars of the recipe:
- 1 c. white granulated sugar
- 1 c. water
- 2 c. raspberries (washed and dried)
- Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.
- Stir until sugar is combined. (The sugar will become “clear.”)
- Add the raspberries. Bring to a simmer and then reduce heat to medium low. Cook for 12 minutes. Keep a close eye on it.
- Remove from the heat. Cover and allow it to seep for 10 minutes.
- Strain the syrup.
- Enjoy in tea or lemonade.