Since the menu and dessert for my Spring picnic are super traditional, I've decided to carry the theme over to the drinks too. What screams picnic more than lemonade and iced tea? While the iced tea will be classic and simple, the lemonade is a jazzed up adult version with vodka and mint.
Both concoctions taste better after sitting for several hours, so make the drinks in advance. Pour into pitchers with lids or a thermos for easy transportation to the park. Don't forget to fill a cooler with other beverages — water, beer, sodas, sparkling juices, Orangina, etc. — for those who prefer not to drink lemonade or iced tea. For the drink recipes, read more.
1 cup packed mint leaves, chopped Serves 6. 4-5 bags your favorite tea Makes half a pitcher.
1-cup fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups vodka
Crushed ice for serving
Fresh mint springs, optional for garnish
Lemon juice (optional)
1 cup packed mint leaves, chopped
4-5 bags your favorite tea
Makes half a pitcher.