Blueberry Ginger Ice Tea - Homemade!!

I've mentioned my love for the Premium Binger Brew before but just to reiterate I LOVE it!  It's one of those drinks for me that I can actually taste while I'm craving it.  I've also mentioned before my love for Pinterest!  A while back I stumbled across a post from Marla with Family Fresh Cooking about a delicious sounding iced tea.

That was actually my first experience with Reed's Ginger Brew and Tetley's Black and Green Tea and now I love them both.  This drink was so good, I made it for some of my girlfriends one afternoon and it was a great hit.  Here are the simple ingredients:

4 cups boiling Water 2 cups Frozen Blueberries + 1 cup Water 1 tablespoon pure Honey 16 ounces (1 bottle) Ginger Beer (alcohol free) Optional -Ginger Juice

I didn't leave myself enough time to make the adorable ice cubes but I will for sure make them next time.  I think it adds to the display!  To make Blueberry Ice Cubes ... add some frozen blueberries to ice cube makers. Add more to some & less to others for variety. Fill with water & freeze 4 hours to overnight.

blueberry ice cubes

To make Tea ... Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Steep tea bags for 5 minutes. Gently squeeze bags, remove & discard.Let cool for a bit & transfer to fridge to chill.

To make Blueberry Juice ... in a saucepan bring blueberries to boil with 1 cup of water & honey. Mash berries against the side of pan to release juices. Place a fine mesh sieve over a heat safe bowl. Pour blueberry juice through the sieve. Again, mash the blueberries against the side of mesh to release juices. Discard mashed blueberries. Let cool a bit & transfer to fridge to chill.

In a large pitcher add the blueberry ice cubes, chilled tea & blueberry juice. Top with ginger beer. Add ginger juice to taste for a stronger, spicier ginger flavor.

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Boiling my blueberries.  The smell was heavenly!

And boiling my tea!

This was after most of the drink had gone!

Cheers and here's to great drinks with great friends!