Strawberry Iced Tea2013-01-25
- 2 pounds fresh strawberries or two 16-ounce packages frozen unsweetened whole strawberries
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 lemons
- 3 tablespoons snipped fresh rosemary (optional)
- 1 recipe Iced Tea or one 1-liter bottle club soda, chilled
Fresh strawberries (optional)
In a large saucepan combine fresh or frozen strawberries, brown sugar, and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
Using a vegetable peeler, remove strips of peel from lemons; juice the lemons (should have 1/2 cup). Add strips of lemon peel, lemon juice, and rosemary to mixture in saucepan. Bring mixture just to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Cover; cool to room temperature.
Press mixture through a fine mesh sieve; discard solids (you should have about 1 quart syrup). To serve, fill glass with ice. To each glass add 1/2 cup Iced Tea and syrup to taste (about 1/2 cup). Garnish with fresh strawberries.