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What do you want to serve on a warm, summer evening with Asian food or just as a refreshing drink? Wine, beer, ice tea? Here is the perfect answer a non-alcoholic, peppy drink. Make gallons of it ahead, it will keep for 2 days in the fridge.

Tante Marie’s Iced Lemon Ginger Tea Ingredients 1 4-inch piece fresh gingerroot 6 cups water 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup sugar zest of 2 lemons, removed with a vegetable peeler 1 cup fresh lemon juice lemon slices for garnish

Instructions Peel gingerroot and cut crosswise into thin slices. In a medium saucepan boil the water, gingerroot, honey, sugar and zest; stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove pan from heat and steep tea, covered, for 45 minutes. Uncover tea and cool completely. Remove gingerroot and zest with a slotted spoon and discard. Transfer tea to a pitcher and stir in lemon juice. Chill tea, covered, until cold and up to two days. Serve tea over ice in tall glasses and garnish with lemon slices. Makes about 7 cups. Š Mary S. Risley

Tante Marie's Cooking School