One of my favorite things about this time of year is the smell of my mother’s stovetop potpourri. It isn’t Christmas time until I have it simmering on the stove. Inspired by my favorite Christmas scent I created an iced tea worthy of the Christmas season – Christmas Iced Tea.
This post is sponsored by Lipton.
Like mom’s stovetop potpourri, this Christmas Iced Tea is simple to make and in case you hadn’t guessed – it smells ah-mazing.
Christmas Iced Tea
- 3 cups Lipton Sweet Tea
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 large orange
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 6 whole cloves
- Additional orange and cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)
Combine Lipton Sweet Tea, orange juice and pomegranate juice in a small pot on the stove. Add orange slices, cinnamon sticks and cloves.
Bring mixture to a boil, remove from heat and let stand 15 minutes.
Strain tea and discard cinnamon sticks, cloves and oranges.
Pour tea into a glass pitcher, cover and chill for at least 4 hours.
Serve over ice and garnish with an orange wedge a cinnamon stick if desired.
To serve to guests at your Christmas party, feel free to double or triple the recipe. I doubt there will be any leftovers.
Making this Christmas Iced Tea is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit, and when you are done you will have the perfect iced tea to serve with your Christmas dinner or any meal during the holiday season.
More Lipton Iced Tea Ideas
Here in the south, we firmly believe iced tea is the perfect pairing for any meal. For meal pairing ideas and recipes be sure to visit Lipton Bright Bites.
Before you go… If you can’t get enough iced tea, be sure to check out my Sweet Tea Apple Cider Recipe too.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lipton. The opinions and text are all mine.