Simple Summer Sipping
Flash Chill Lemonade Maker
Here’s how you do it:
We loved this – it was so easy to make. We also tried the same recipe using limes instead of lemons. Delicious. And then, we added a few sliced strawberries to our lemonade mix. Lovely. And the piece de resistance: we created a refreshing lemon drop–like cocktail, adding in 6 ounces of vodka. Needless to say, we all toasted Takeya!
All parts are dishwasher safe, BPA free and a welcome addition to our summer kitchens.
Takeya Flash Chill Tea Maker
We followed the instructions:
But how is the tea? We made our 1st batch sweet, southern and simple – using classic bags of black tea , and a cup of sugar. We let it sit for 4 hours (we allowed our tea to brew much longer than recommended on the tea box), then followed the finishing directions. Yes, it tasted like the real thing, that southern thing.
Our second try was with an infusion; filling the infuser with tea bags and fresh garden mint. We let this one sit for about an hour. So refreshing.
And then another day it was time for peaches. We sliced a peach placed it in the infuser along with tea bags, and let it brew overnight. This produced a refreshing, fruity tea with our favorite taste of summer. Of course, when serving, we added mint.
We love the features of the AcraGlass® 2 quart pitcher. It is convenient, dishwasher safe, doesn’t seem to stain or hold odors and is pretty enough to bring to the table. The lid is airtight, keeping tea tasting fresh in the refrigerator. The lid is so airtight that the pitcher can stand upright or on its side. (Yes we dared to try this and it did not leak!). And, the tea, it seems just as good as “Tara’s”, but quicker and fun to make and serve.
Takeya Double Wall Glass Tumbler
Tea and Lemonade making tips:
For more information on Takeya, visit Takeyausa.com. Available at many retail stores including Amazon.com: Flash Chill Lemonade Maker, Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker and Double-Wall Glass Tea/Coffee Tumbler.
July 25, 2012