This Winter Orange Pomegranate Iced Tea only takes minutes to prepare and is the perfect gift for someone who appreciates a homemade treat.
The citrus orange and tart pomegranate are perfect Christmas flavours, and if you pour your drink into a beautiful bottle, you can use the bottle again all year round. I love taking these bottles on picnics, the flip top lid stops all spills or leaks.
Pictured above Home Made Sloe Gin Bottle With Ceramic Flip Lid, 500ml, and Home Made Cordial Bottle With Ceramic Flip Lid, 500ml, image from MidWestLiving.
3 cups water
1 navel orange, sliced into 1/4-inch slices
3 inches stick cinnamon, broken
6 whole cloves
4 orange-flavored or black tea bags (decaffeinated, if you like)
1 cup orange juice
1 cup pomegranate juice
2 -3 tablespoons sugar
12 orange wedges or chunks
6 lime wedges or chunks
6 6-inch wooden skewers
1.In a medium saucepan, combine water, orange slices, cinnamon and cloves. Bring just to boiling; remove from heat. Add tea bags. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags; discard. Strain tea mixture through a fine mesh strainer; discard orange slices and spices.
2.In a glass pitcher, combine strained tea mixture, orange juice, pomegranate juice and sugar, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
3.To serve: Place 2 orange wedges and 1 lime wedge onto each skewer. Serve tea in glasses filled with ice cubes. Add fruit skewers to each glass.