What's the only way to make laying by the pool -- or on a beach, for that matter -- taste even sweeter? Well, with a drink, of course. Here are 10 ideas for poolside or beachside sipping -- both with booze and without. So you can even take one to the office -- the weekend will be here, soon enough!
Makes 3 quart
1 large bunch mint (I prefer spearmint to peppermint)
1/3 cup mild honey (plus more to taste)
1/3 cup maple syrup (plus more to taste)
1 large lemon
1 large lime
1. Fill your kettle with water and bring it to a boil.
2. Pull the mint leaves from their stems and roughly tear them into a large pot. Pour 10 cups of boiling water over the mint, cover the pot and let the mixture steep until the water is just slightly warm.
3. Strain the tea into a large bowl, and while the tea is still warm stir in the honey and maple syrup until it has fully dissolved.
4. Juice the lemon and lime, straining the juice of all fibers and pips. Stir the juice into the tea until everything is well mixed. Cover and refrigerate. less