August 23, 2012

Drink it Up! Easy Southern Beverages to Make & Share


This morning I’m paying a visit to my friends at Knoxville’s Fox43 as a guest on one of their morning news segments. Last time, I shared favorite southern products…and this time around we’re talking beverages, southern beverages to be exact.

I’ve already shared my recipe for the delicious mock Champagne Punch (we call it Baptist Champagne) as well as my easy-as-pie anti-recipe for the Cucumber-Lime-Mint Water. That only leaves the Fruit Tea Punch so without further ado…



Fruit Tea Punch (aka Amber Punch)
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups strong brewed tea
  • 3 cups orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
Brew your tea and while it’s still hot, add the sugar. Stir until dissolved. Squeeze lemon and add the juice to the sweet tea mixture. Add the orange juice, vanilla and almond flavoring. Chill this mixture and serve over ice. Enjoy!

{I adapted this recipe from one called Amber Punch from Dinner on the Diner: Recipes from the Junior League of Chattanooga.}





















To see more of my segments on Knoxville's Fox43 Morning Show, check out this complete list here.


image 1 via Martha Stewart Weddings

3 comments:

  1. Hey! Where's the alcohol?!?!?! ;)

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    1. Hi my sweet anonymous friend! Each of these recipes could easily be adapted to take a more adult turn...the cucumber/lime/mint would be great in a Gin & Tonic; the white grape juice punch could easily have real champagne; the fruit tea would be yummy with a little bourbon for a spirited tailgate!

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