When it gets warmer outside, the drinks are allowed to get colder. Is it the same for you? You can make a few more bottles of this lovely pomegranate iced tea. Poured over ice cubes, it’s the fruity refreshment you need for summer. It’s also an exotic change from classic lemon or peach iced tea.
Homemade iced tea tastes best
Why should you make your own iced tea? Well, you can decide what goes into it. And by that I mainly mean the sugar content. Personally, I don’t like the iced tea I buy in the supermarket because it’s so terribly sweet! And especially the more special varieties like pomegranate iced tea contain a lot of sugar and artificial flavourings and colourings. Of course, iced tea with pomegranate tastes even better if you make it with freshly squeezed pomegranate juice. For this version, I also used the ready-made juice, but I didn’t add any extra sugar because I think it already contains enough. If you don’t have mate tea at home, you can of course resort to other varieties like black or green tea. Use hibiscus or fruit tea to add a lovely note to your pomegranate iced tea.
Pomegranate iced tea as a party highlight
Do you have a barbecue or summer birthday coming up? Then take the opportunity to try out this simple recipe for pomegranate iced tea. Your guests will be delighted, because with a few fresh pomegranate seeds and ice cubes in a fancy glass, this summer drink is quite something. Are your guests more into cocktails? Then pimp your iced tea with vodka and prosecco – the easy way to more enjoyment.
Recipe for Pomegranate Iced Tea
- 500 ml Water
- 2 TSP Mate tea, loose
- 2 TBSP Lemon juice
- 500 ml Pomegranate juice
- 4 TBSP Pomegranate seeds
- Bring the water to the boil and cool briefly to approx. 70°C.
- Pour hot water over the mate tea and let it steep for 5 minutes.
- Pour the tea through a sieve. Add lemon juice and pomegranate juice and stir.
- Chill the pomegranate iced tea. Then serve with ice cubes and pomegranate seeds.