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Apple of My Iced Tea

Photo: Thomas J. Story
Yield Serves 2
Lucy Leahy, from Oakland, makes this recipe with easy-to-grow anise hyssop, which has a minty licorice flavor. If you don't have any on hand, you can use regular mint leaves, and it will be just as refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh anise hyssop or mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup hard apple cider*
  • 1/2 cup brewed black tea, cooled
  • Apple wedges for garnish

Nutrition Information

  • calories 121
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • protein 0.0 g
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 28 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • sodium 0.3 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Put sugar and 1 cup water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until very warm, then stir to dissolve sugar. Add anise hyssop, cover bowl, and set aside about 1 hour. Strain syrup.

  2. Fill 2 glasses with ice and add 2 tbsp. syrup to each. Pour in cider and tea. Garnish each with an apple wedge. Chill remaining syrup to use another time.

  3. *Find in grocery stores alongside beer.

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.