Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursty Thursdays - No, Really.

Hello, blogger friends. I come to inform you that I have contracted the disease most often found in celebrity circles. No, not the herp. The dreaded DEHYDRATION. Who knew that the code word for "rehab" or "drug overdose" is an actual, diagnosable condition?? This is right up there with "exhaustion!" Oh, wait, I'm told I have that, too.

In an effort to drag me down and ruin my work week (and looming deadlines), the big D has done me good and kept me in bed for the past two days (damn you, thirsty organs!). I have been nursing my parched parts with a non-stop supply of good ol' H2O along with a sip or two of tea. So, since I have been given strict orders to avoid anything caffeinated or alcoholic, I attempted to indulge myself with photos of said sinister beverages. Well, that just made me sad. So, here's a cool, refreshing, non-alcoholic, decaf beverage that I hope will whet your appetite and stave off my impending doom.

Strawberry Blood Orange Iced Tea


3 Cups water
2 black decaffeinated tea bags (such as Earl Grey or English Breakfast)
1 Cup blood orange juice, strained
20 strawberries, hulled
1 Cup regular orange juice, strained
3 TB agave syrup (or sweeten to your liking)

-Bring the water to a boil. Allow the tea bags to steep in the water 3-4 minutes. Chill the tea.

-Put the strawberries in a blender and pulse, on high, to puree into a sauce. Strain the sauce through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds.
-Combine the chilled tea, strawberry puree, orange juice, blood orange juice and agave syrup in a large pitcher. Stir to mix thoroughly. Serve in chilled glasses and garnish with an orange slice.


  1. That looks good, thank you!

    do you want to follow eachothers blogs?

  2. looks super yummy. xo

    p.s. I'm having a sunglasses giveaway if you'd like to check it out!

  3. i love the recipes you share here! always interesting drinks, that i bet they're awesome and delicious :D
    nice blog :)
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Merci beaucoup!

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