Recently I wrote a story about the popularity — resurgence, really — of punch. And after I wrote it, I realized that just the weekend before, as part of a baby shower I played host to for some of our expecting friends, I myself had made a rather delicious, tea-based punch that my friends really liked.
I didn’t get any photos of it at the party — the above photo is of Clark’s punch — but I did want to share the recipe for anyone who, like me, is into the idea of making punch at home for a crowd.
Honey Green-Tea Fizz, adapted from Southern Living Magazine
- 4 family-sized green tea bags (I use Lipton and brewed double-strength)
- boiling water in amount that corresponds to number of tea bags you’re using
- 1/2 cup agave nectar, or to taste
- 1 (2-liter) bottle ginger ale, chilled
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- Vodka (we used Tito’s) or Rye
Steep tea bags in boiling water according to package directions. Stir in agave; cool completely (about 2 hours). Combine tea, chilled ginger ale, and fresh lemon juice. Serve over ice.
I made the punch sans-alcohol as not all the guests as the party were drinkers and let guests spike their glasses individually to their taste. You could alternatively add the spirit before serving. I think this would also be excellent with rye as the weather cools.Tweet