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Orange Blossom Mint Refresher

Ingredients

  • 20 cups water
  • 1 bunch fresh mint (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large navel orange
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons orange blossom water or 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 teaspoons orange extract
  • Optional: orange slices and additional fresh mint

Directions

  • Place water and mint in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until heated through, about 6 hours. Strain tea; discard mint.
  • Whisk in sugar until dissolved. Cut orange crosswise in half; squeeze juice from orange. Stir in juice and orange blossom water. Transfer to a pitcher. Refrigerate until cold, 4-6 hours. Serve over ice with orange slices and additional mint, if desired.


Test Kitchen tips

  • Orange blossom water, also called orange flower water, can be found at most specialty grocery stores or spice shops.
  • Using orange extract instead of orange blossom will add a hint of orange flavor, while blossom water adds a unique floral note.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 cup: 43 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 11g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

    Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 6 hours

    Makes
    20 servings

    I came up with this recipe because I’m not a fan of regular iced tea. This tea has the perfect combination of freshness and sweetness; the orange blossom water gives it a distinctive flavor. People always request the recipe. —Juliana Gauss, Centennial, Colorado


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