The Kentucky Derby is always the first Saturday in May and this year, that is May 5th. While we don’t bet on the races, I do love watching the horses run. You can’t live in Vermont and not love horses! Our state animal is the Morgan horse so how could I not love them? Since we’ll be watching the Kentucky Derby, I decided to make some themed drinks and a snack for us to enjoy while we watched it. When I think Southern drinks, I think iced tea. Since Marty and I do not drink, I decided to try some delicious non alcoholic drink recipes for Kentucky Derby that didn’t use alcohol. We used Lipton Pure Leaf iced tea as the base for our drink recipes for Kentucky Derby Day.
Kentucky Derby Day Recipes
Lipton Pure Leaf Iced Tea has a fresh brewed taste that features all natural ingredients. There are no preservatives and no high fructose corn syrup. Not only is Lipton Pure Leaf Iced Tea good for you, its packaging is good for you too! Their new square bottles are made of PET plastic, are lightweight and provide high pallet efficiency, which means you can ship more bottles in a lighter load using less fuel in transport! PET plastics are labeled with the #1 code and is 100% recyclable! Pure Leaf Iced Teas are also Rainforest Alliance Certified. This certification is available exclusively to farms that meet or exceed the rigorous standards for sustainability. Pure Leaf Iced Teas use leaves from these farms and you can find the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal on the bottles.
Pure Leaf Iced Tea is available in these flavors Unsweetened Iced Tea, Sweetened Iced Tea, Extra Sweet Iced Tea, Iced Tea with Raspberry, Iced Tea wit Peach, Iced Tea with Lemon, Green Tea with Honey. They can bepurchased in 18.5 oz single serve bottles ($1.69 – $1.79) or 59 oz carafes ($2.49 – $2.69). Learn more here http://facebook.com/PureLeaf
Derby Day Tea-Lep
3 ounces Pure Leaf Sweetened Iced Tea
3 lime slices
6 large mint leaves
In a glass, add mint and then crush. Add two lime slices and fill glass with ice and Pure Leaf Sweetened Iced Tea.
Green Tea Cosmo
3 ounces Pure Leaf Green Tea with Honey
1 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce cranberry juice cocktail
In shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients. Shake well, then strain into chilled glass. Garnish, if desired with lime peel.
I really love the taste of Lipton Pure Leaf Iced Tea and I love knowing that it has no high fructose corn syrup! Lipton Pure Iced Tea definitely makes entertaining easier. I can drink them as is or I can use them as a base for a bunch of great recipes. You can also find more recipes on the Pure Leaf Facebook recipe tab here: http://on.fb.me/JGQ6hn
For more recipes for Kentucky Derby Day, check out my Benedictine recipe for a great snack!
Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Lipton Pure Leaf. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating