Summer is winding down—the heat not so much. So why don't you come on over and let me pour you a glass of this thirst quencher. We'll sit in the backyard and talk about how it's all-natural, free of artificial colors, and easily zero-calorie—and of course, lot's of other stuff.
This refresher may look like Kool-Aid but is far from it. The base is herbal tea. Raw apple cider vinegar is added for tang and it's health-promoting properites and a little stevia (or natural sweetener of your choice) balances it all out. The only things missing are the artificial flavors and a good dose of Red #40.
If you're trying to give up sugary juices and drinks, give this one a go and let me know what you think.
"Better than Kool-Aid" Cool-Aid
4-6 HERBAL TEA BAGS (pick a robustly flavored fruit variety)
About 4 cups boiling WATER, plus more cold water
2 tablespoons raw APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (we like this brand)
LIQUID STEVIA CONCENTRATE (we like this one) or other sweetener to taste
- Add tea bags to tempered one gallon jar.
- Pour boiling water over tea bags and let steep 4-6 minutes
- Fill jar the rest of the way with cold water.
- Mix in vinegar and stevia or sweetener.
- Serve chilled over ice.
Most tea blends that include hibiscus will produce the a very vivid colored tea.