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Watermelon and Basil Iced-Tea Punch

Enjoy a new twist on a refreshing summer beverage


Whether you’re preparing for a day on the lake, a barbecue party or a simple meal in the backyard, iced tea is a refreshing summer classic. Try a new twist on an old favourite with a recipe that adds the natural sweetness of real fruit.

When making this recipe, use an iced tea made with real tea leaves and natural flavours. Try adding watermelon, strawberries and basil to create a drink the whole family will love.

Watermelon and Basil Iced-Tea Punch

Prep time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 6 hours
Serves: 8

Ingredients:
– ½ cup (125 mL) iced-tea powder
– 5 cups (1.25 L) cold water
– 2 cups (500 mL) cubed watermelon
– 1 cup (250 mL) sliced strawberries
– 12 fresh basil leaves, torn
– Ice cubes

Instructions:
Stir water with iced tea powder until dissolved.
Stir together iced tea, watermelon, strawberries and basil. Transfer to punch bowl; top with ice for serving.
Serve the punch in a hollowed-out watermelon.
Freeze small basil leaves and sliced strawberries in ice cubes and add to punch for a pretty presentation.

– News Canada

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