Sometimes I will admit that Hubby is smarter than me. Not very often, but sometimes. I told him that we were to mix a drink for the Kentucky Derby and he immediately says Mint Julep! I give him this look like What?! and he goes on to say that it is the official drink of the Derby. Wow, he was right!
Today I am going to show you how to make a Derby Day Tea-lep made with Lipton’s Pure Leaf Iced Tea!
First though, I want to share with you some cool facts that I have learned about this new tea…
All natural with no preservatives or colors ~ which I know is very important to most of you!
New packaging is made with 100% recyclable plastic ~ no more glass ~ are lightweight and provide a high pallet efficiency, which equates to more bottles, lighter loads and less fuel used in transport.
Tea leaves are hand-harvested only on Rainforest Alliance Certified farms by Pure Leaf’s Master Blenders (would love that job!).
Comes in two sizes – a single serve & new bigger carafe size which is perfect to have on hand to mix up quick drinks when company comes over!
- Unsweetened Iced Tea
- Sweetened Iced Tea
- Extra Sweet Iced Tea
- Iced Tea with Raspberry
- Iced Tea with Peach
- Iced Tea with Lemon
- Green Tea with Honey
The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, May 5th. Here a fun and delicious drink to share as you watch the race with friends and family.
DERBY DAY TEA-LEP
3oz Pure Leaf Sweetened Iced Tea
3 Lemon Slices
6 large Mint Leaves
In highball glass, add mint and then crush. Add two lemon slices and fill glass with ice, then Pure Leaf Sweetened Iced Tea. Garnish with a lemon slice. For a special twist, add 1oz Kentucky bourbon.
(I doubled the tea since I served in a bigger glass and used mint flakes. No bourbon for me.)
You will be the hit of the party!
Or take your glass out to your front porch and enjoy a nice cool spring drink. It is delish!
See, even baby wants ‘more more’ 🙂
You can find more recipes on the Pure Leaf Facebook recipe tab! Which one looks good to you?
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Lipton Pure Leaf. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating.