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CHAMPAGNE ICED TEA COCKTAIL

RECIPES AND STYILNG: CHARMAINE LILJE
Last updated on 7 November 2016

Caterer Charmaine Lilje pulls out all the stops for a glamorous New Year’s Eve dinner with friends

CHAMPAGNE ICED TEA COCKTAIL

INGREDIENTS 

  • FOR THE TEA:
  • 7 Ceylon teabags
  • 6 rooibos teabags
  • 2 berry-flavoured teabags
  • 2 orange-flavoured teabags
  • 3 mint teabags
  • 160g brown sugar
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 star aniseed
  • 3 springs mint, torn up
  • 2 litres boiling water
  • 1 litre apple juice

 

TO GARNISH, PER JUG:

  • 1 strawberry, halved
  • 2 sprigs mint
  • 2 slices orange
  • 2 slices lemon
  • ice cubes

 

TO SERVE:

  • Brut Champagne or sparkling wine mixed with soda water

METHOD

1. To make the iced tea: combine all the teabags, sugar, spices and mint together and add the hot water. Allow the tea to brew
for 10 minutes.
2. Strain the tea through
a fine sieve and add the apple
juice. Cover, cool and
refrigerate overnight.
3. To serve: pour the iced tea into jugs, add the garnishes and ice.
4. Fill champagne flutes halfway with iced tea and top them up with Brut Champagne or soda water mixed with sparkling wine.

This recipe serves 6-8.