Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living . . . . and Phyllis Hoffman CELEBRATE!
I adore these magazines for their attractive covers, simple and scrumptious recipes, decorating ideas, and articles.
After reading the May issue of Southern Living ~ cover to cover ~ and testing several of its wonderful drink and food recipes, I fell in love with the Governor's Mansion Summer Peach Teach Punch. It's a must if you're hosting a brunch or garden party this Spring or Summer.
Summer Peach Tea Punch
3 family-size tea bags
2 cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1 (33.8-oz.) bottle peach nectar
1/2 (12-oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup Simple Sugar Syrup
1 (1-liter) bottle ginger ale, chilled
1 (1-liter) bottle club soda, chilled
Garnish: fresh peach wedges
Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan; add tea bags and mint leaves. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat. Cover and steep 10 minutes.
Discard tea bags and mint.
Pour into a 1-gal. container; add peach nectar, lemonade concentrate, and Simple Sugar Syrup.
Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours.
Pour chilled tea mixture into a punch bowl or pitcher. Stir in ginger ale and club soda just before serving. Garnish, if desired.
Makes about 1 gallon.