Beverages: Non Dairy-Based Drinks: Ginger-Mint Cooler

This refreshing twist on green tea takes a bit of time to make, but its extraordinarily crisp taste is worth the effort.

Author: Merisant/Equal® - www.equal.com
Date: April 16, 2013

Suggestions: ** Please carefully check the ingredients of this product to ensure it contains no gluten, if a gluten-free recipe required.

Serves: 6 person(s)
Yield: 6 x 14-oz servings

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Extra Time: 1 hrs 15 mins (for refrigeration and cooling)

Ingredients:

    5 cup water
    1 cup peeled, sliced fresh ginger
    4 green tea bags
    1 bunch fresh mint
    24 packets Equal® sweetener or 1 cup Equal® Granular sweetener (Spoonful) *
    1 cup orange juice
    1/2 cup lemonade **

Directions:

    Put water and ginger in a large sauce pan and bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

    Add green tea bags and 10 mint sprigs and let mixture sit for 8 minutes. Remove tea bags and pour mixture through a strainer to remove mint and ginger.

    Stir in Equal® sweetener and allow to cool to room temperature. Add orange juice and lemonade and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve in ice-filled glasses with a sprig of fresh mint.

Variations:

    * If preferred, replace Equal® sweetener with an equivalent amount of sugar.

    Serving suggestion is not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:60 cals
Kilojoules:258 kJ
Fat:0.3 g
Carbohydrates:14.0 g
Protein:1.2 g
Cholesterol:0.0 mg
Sodium:16 mg
Saturated Fat:0.0 g
Fiber:1.5 g
Calcium:45.0 mg
Total Sugars:5.9 g

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