Tangerine Thyme Cooler

Tangerine Thyme Cooler Recipe
Photo: Thomas J. Story
Oakland cookbook writer Bryant Terry, author of Vegan Soul Food and The Inspired Vegan, whipped up this refreshing, not-too-sweet drink for us one afternoon in his home kitchen. It makes a lot, but you'll find yourself drinking glass after glass of it, especially on a hot day.
Makes 6 quarts


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1/2 cup raw cane sugar
1 bunch fresh thyme, divided
13 large tangerines (such as honey tangerines) or oranges, divided
6 cups ice


Total: 20 Minutes

1. Mix sugar with 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Strip leaves from three-quarters of thyme and add leaves to sugar mixture. Heat over medium heat, stirring often, until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Strain into a large pitcher.

2. Juice 11 tangerines and add juice to pitcher. Add ice and 8 cups water.

3. Slice 2 tangerines thinly, removing seeds, and add to pitcher with remaining quarter bunch of thyme sprigs.

Created date

March 2013

Nutritional Information

Calories 67
Caloriesfromfat 2 %
Protein 0.5 g
Fat 0.2 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Sodium 8.3 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg