Ginger Tea Coolers

Ginger Tea Coolers

A “teariffic” summer drink featuring good-for-you green tea. Simply steep and chill!

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

1:15

Hr:Mins

Makes

6

servings

3
cups water
1
piece (2 inch) unpeeled gingerroot, finely chopped (2 tablespoons)
1/3
cup sugar
3
tea bags green tea or 3 teaspoons loose green tea
2
cups lime sparkling water
2
cups ice cubes
1
lemon, thinly sliced, if desired
1
lime, thinly sliced, if desired
1
orange, thinly sliced, if desired
  1. In 2-quart saucepan, heat water, gingerroot and sugar to boiling over high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 5 minutes. Add tea bags; remove from heat. Cover; let steep 15 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags. Cool tea to room temperature, about 10 minutes. Pour through strainer into clean 2-quart pitcher to strain. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled.
  3. Just before serving, add sparkling water and ice cubes to pitcher. Garnish with lemon, lime and/or orange slices.
Makes 6 servings (1 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
Green tea is rich in heart-healthy antioxidants. Decaffeinated versions are available.
Make extra tea “base” (through step 2) and keep refrigerated up to a week. Just add ice and water for refreshing iced tea anytime.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 50
    • (Calories from Fat 0),
  • Total Fat 0g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 5mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 11g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.