The Accidental Locavore loves drinking ice tea in the summer, well actually year round. The problem is always that I like to have a little sugar in my tea, but it never really dissolves well. Recently, over lunch with a friend of mine at Recipe where they serve their ice tea with a small pitcher of simple syrup & the proverbial light bulb went off over my head.
You use equal parts sugar to water, I’ve been doing a cup of each. Now, where it gets fun, is what you add to the syrup. My first attempt was to add 1/2 a vanilla bean, which was delicious. This afternoon I experimented with some lemon peel and fresh mint from my garden. Currently the mint is a little assertive, but I think the lemon peel will mellow out with a little time.
Give it a shot and let me know how you flavor it.