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Grapefruit Iced Tea

It is HOT out (that’s not a complaint!)!  I’ve spent the past week lounging poolside every moment I could.   That is, whenever I wasn’t dancing at the Coachella Valley Music Festival.  This was my first year attending the festival and I will say this about it; if you’ve never been and you’re a fan of music, you should make a point to go.  The spectacle of the entire festival in and of itself is enough for hours of enjoyment however, once you add in the performances and the surprise collaborative performances you cannot get enough.   Especially when your favourite artist rolls in (for those of you that don’t know Jay-Z is mine and yes… he got on stage with Pharrell) without warning and makes the festival THAT much better.  The only thing that would have made the festival over the top is a refreshing drink (and good food…) like this grapefruit iced tea.  I’m sorry to say but festival “iced tea” was highly unexciting, almost undrinkable, and $7.00 for a sip… I guess I shouldn’t set my foodie expectations so high at a festival.  Lesson learned.

Grapefruit Iced Tea
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
  1. 4 green tea bags (regular or mint green tea)
  2. 3 cups boiling water
  3. 2 cups grapefruit juice
  4. 1/4 cup agave syrup (if you like it quite sweet make it a 1/2 cup)
  5. 1 cup mint leaves
  6. 1 grapefruit, sliced and quartered
  7. A chunk of ginger thinly sliced
  8. Ice cubes
  1. Steep tea bags with boiling water in a large bowl and set aside for 3-5 minutes (depending on the strength you want).
  2. Remove tea bags and allow to fully cool (if you're like me and not very patient you can place the bowl into the freezer and it will cool faster).
  3. Transfer the tea into whatever you'd like to serve it in. Add the grapefruit juice and agave syrup; stir to combine.
  4. Add in 1/2 cup of the mint and muddle.
  5. Add in remaining mint, ginger, and grapefruit slices.
  6. Pour over ice and serve.
Adapted from Donna Hay Oct/Nov 2013
Adapted from Donna Hay Oct/Nov 2013
Samantha Potter

  • May 15, 2014 - 9:13 pm

    Christa - At what point do you add the ginger?ReplyCancel

    • May 15, 2014 - 9:18 pm

      Samantha - Hi Christa, thanks for catching that! Add it in when you add the grapefruit and mint. Let me know how it goes!ReplyCancel

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