This refreshing ice-tea recipe is an easy-to-make Osa favorite! Enjoy!
This is a delicious, refreshing, home-made ice-tea that is the perfect drink on a hot afternoon....especially after a awe-inspiring, heart-pounding nature hike or an epic surf session!
If it's cocktail hour, the ice-tea makes an excellent base for a tropical cocktail. Just add rum!
It's easy to make and I recommend making a double recipe. You can easily keep it in the refrigerator and make some tea ice-cubes in the freezer.
4 cups water
2 cups roughly chopped lemongrass stalks
1/4 cup honey (optional)
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
2 stalks of fresh mint leaves (or 1/8 cup leaves only)
Lime wheels for garnish (optional)
Bring the water to a boil over high heat in a medium saucepan.
Prep the lemongrass: Cut off the base and peel off the outer layer. Then crush the stalks and a bit with a wooden spoon, and cut into 4" pieces.
Add the lemongrass and boil rapidly for 5 minutes.
Stir in honey or sugar until dissolved.
Muddle mint leaves.
Turn off the heat, and add mint leaves.
Let sit for 5 minutes
Strain the stalks and mint from the liquid.
Chill in the refrigerator and pour over ice.
Garnish with mint and lime wedges.