We are now in that dynamic aspect of the zodiac calendar known as Leo. Today, August 6, is my day! Hope you all get a big slice of my gorgeous birthday cake, settle down with a cool drink, and enjoy this sizzling August heat.
Even though I was born and raised in Detroit, I lived in HOTlanta, Georgia for 12 years, so below is a little Southern recipe to quench your thirst. You need not add the bourbon if that’s not your cup of tea. ; )
Mint Julep Iced Tea
8 mint leaves *
1 lemon, sliced *
1 lime, sliced *
1 cup bourbon
3 cups cold sweetened tea *
Cubed or crushed ice
* You can substitute Celestial Seasonings ‘Lemon Zinger’ tea, about 4 tea bags with 2 quarts of water in place of all these starred ingredients.
Combine first 3 ingredients in a 2-quart pitcher, pressing with spoon to crush mint.
Stir in bourbon and tea. Add ice. Makes 2 quarts.