Tweak your Tea: Pure Leaf Cocktail Hacks

June 13, 2016 // - - - - - - - - - -

Note: I originally posted this on Vegan Girlfriend. Click here to view it over there.

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It’s that time of the year where all I want to do is chug lemonade while window shopping or sip hard cider on a patio. Those drinks have zero nutritional value though, so why not swap for tea? Tea does a body good: it’s packed with antioxidants and is even anti-inflammatory. When Pure Leaf offered to send me their new unsweetened flavours (0 sugar, 0 calories, 0 artificial sweeteners), I got a big dumb smile on my face because I’m a sucker for anything iced in summer. It’s brewed from real tea leaves, too.

Here are a couple of iced tea-based cocktails I whipped up. These are perfect to enjoy on your own, with a couple of girlfriends, or served to a smokin’ hot date! You can also omit the alcoholic ingredients to turn ’em into mocktails, and enjoy with breakfast or even as a rehydrating post-workout treat.

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SPIKED BLUEBERRY PEAR COCKTAIL 

Ingredients…

-1 cup Pure Leaf unsweetened green tea

-1/4 cup Absolut vodka (warning: add less if you don’t want it strong, taste as you go)

-2 tbsp agave

-Handful fresh blueberries

-1/2 small pear, sliced into bite-size chunks

-Pinch ginger

-Ice cubes

Directions…

1) Combine Pure Leaf unsweetened green tea, vodka, agave and ginger. Stir vigorously.

2) Add fruit and ice. Serve immediately.

Makes 1 cocktail.

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LEMON LIME GINGERITA 

(My take on a margarita)

Ingredients…

-1 cup Pure Leaf unsweetened lemon tea

-1/4 cup Don Julio Blanco tequila (same warning as above)

-2 thin lemon slices

-2 thin lime slices

-2 tbsp agave

-Additional lime for garnish

-Ice cubes

Directions…

1) Combine Pure Leaf unsweetened lemon tea, tequila and agave.

2) Add fruit and ice. Slice halfway through a lime slice and place on side of glass accordingly for garnish.

Makes 1 cocktail.

Pure Leaf unsweetened tea acts as an awesome cocktail alternative to juice if you’re looking to lighten up this summer without sacrificing flavour. For more recipe ideas and details about their products, follow Pure Leaf on Instagram at @PureLeafCanada.

*Disclaimer*: This is a sponsored post for Pure Leaf, but all views are my own. For inquiries about sponsored posts, please email vegangirlfriend@gmail.com and/or megstulberg@gmail.com.  

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