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Jack's Apricot Iced Tea

Jack's Apricot Iced TeaBlack tea and apricot nectar make a refreshing Halloween iced tea. Ladle the drink out of a clear punch bowl with a paper Jack-o'-lantern face grinning on the front. (Tip: Attach the face pieces with a temporary adhesive, such as gummy tack.)

Recipe Ingredients:

8 black tea bags
6 cups boiling water
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
3 (11.5-ounce) can apricot nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ice cubes
Fresh apricot wedges (optional)
Fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large heatproof pitcher, combine tea bags, boiling water, and the 1/2 cup mint leaves. Let steep for 5 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags and mint. Cover tea; let stand for 1 hour. Stir in apricot nectar and vanilla. Cover and chill for 4 to 48 hours.
  2. To serve, fill tall glasses with ice cubes. Fill with tea mixture. If desired, garnish with apricot wedges and/or mint sprigs.

Makes 6 (12-ounce) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 98 kcal cal., 0 g fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g polyunsaturated fat, 0 g monounsatured fat), 0 mg chol., 14 mg sodium, 24 g carb., 2 g fiber, 23 g sugar, 1 g protein.

Recipe and photograph provided by Better Homes and Gardens - a member of the Home and Family Network for the best of cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.