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Watermelon Refresher Tea

Servings 4
Author Gail Simmons

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Pure Leaf Sweet Tea
  • 4 sprigs tarragon plus more for garnish
  • 3 cups seedless watermelon cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 seedless hothouse cucumber peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • Pinch of cayenne

Instructions

  1. Add tea and tarragon to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer on medium heat. Remove from heat and steep for 10 minutes. Strain into a heatproof container and cool thoroughly.
  2. Combine watermelon and cucumber in a blender. Add lime juice and blend until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher. Add cayenne and stir.
  3. Pour 1Ž2 cup tarragon tea and 1Ž2 cup watermelon mixture into each of 4 ice-filled glasses. Garnish each with a tarragon sprig.
  4. Note: Step 1 can be made a day ahead and refrigerated. To make a cocktail, add a 1-ounce shot of tequila to each drink.