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Tropical iced teas

Chill out with these latitude-adjusters

By Alex Hyder, Online Op-Ed Editor
February 13, 2006
It may be the middle of winter, but it's never too early to dream of life in more southerly climes, of palms swaying in the warm breeze, of deep blue waters lapping the white shoals of some dot on the map nestled betwen the famed parallels of Cancer and Capricorn. And although the realities of daily life may prevent you from hopping a jet to Hawaii, these quick iced teas will have you ready to break out the shades and SPF-45. Forget about wind-chill; these iced teas are all about chillin' out and hanging loose. Impress your friends or just relax on the front porch with these authentic Hawaiian recipes.
The "Arnold Palmer," a refreshing mix of lemonade and iced tea.  Photo courtesy of www.disneymike.com.
The "Arnold Palmer," a refreshing mix of lemonade and iced tea. Photo courtesy of www.disneymike.com.

Makes 2 servings

Kitchenware:
- 4 glasses, 2 preferably frosted
- 1 teaspoon


Ingredients:
- Powdered iced tea mix or tea bag
- Powdered lemonade mix (for Arnold Palmer)
- 1 12-oz can pineapple juice (for Kekoa Special)
- 1 12-oz can mango juice (for Mango Monsoon)
- Ice
- Mint sprig (optional)
- Pineapple chunks (optional)


Preparations:

1. Stir iced tea mix into glass of cold water as per directions on package or make iced tea by chilling hot tea.


For lemonade iced tea (A.K.A. the Arnold Palmer):

1. Stir lemonade mix into glass of cold water as per directions on package.

2. Mix equal parts iced tea and lemonade in each frosted glass.

3. Sweeten to taste.


For mango iced tea (A. K. A. the Mango Monsoon):

1. Make a large glass of iced tea. Stir iced tea mix into glass of cold water as per directions on package or make iced tea by chilling hot tea.

2. Mix 2 parts mango juice to 1 part iced tea in each frosted glass, or flavor to taste.


For pineapple iced tea (A. K. A. the Kekoa Special)

1. Make a large glass of iced tea. Stir iced tea mix into glass of cold water as per directions on package or make iced tea by chilling hot tea.

2. Mix 2 parts pineapple juice to 1 part iced tea in each frosted glass, or flavor to taste.


Serve all teas on the rocks, in frosted glasses. For enhanced presentation, place a mint sprig in each glass and a pineapple chunk on the rim.

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