Fruity, light and refreshing, with just a tang; don’t let the name of this fool you! You won’t be thinking vinegar, as this goes down real nice!
You can make it by the quart, by the gallon, or like I most often do; by the five gallon thermos. That way there is enough for my kids and husband to guzzle, too!!
You could probably use any type of herbal tea that you like. I used the Celestial Seasonings cranberry apple zinger. I’ve also used raspberry zinger before. These have hibiscus in them which I think really think adds to the flavor!!
These are the basic ingredients:
Vinegar Tea – (1 quart)
Clean quart jar
2 tea bags
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon THM stevia extract
Cold water and ice
Place 2 tea bags in the clean quart jar. Pour about a cup of boiling water into the jar. Cover and let this set for about an hour. Remove the tea bags and squeeze them out, then throw them away. Add the apple cider vinegar and the stevia extract to the tea. Fill the jar with cold water. Serve over ice.
Vinegar Tea – (1 gallon)
Clean gallon jar
7 tea bags
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon THM stevia extract
Cold water and ice
(Follow instructions above for quart size.)
Vinegar Tea – (5 gallon thermos)
2 gallons boiling water
20 tea bags (1 box)
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon stevia extract
Block(s) of ice, ice cubes,
Add the tea bags to the pot of boiling water. Turn it off. Cover the pot and let it set for a couple of hours or overnight. Pull the tea bags out of the pot of tea and squeeze them out well. Discard the tea bags. Add the vinegar and stevia extract to the tea. If you are using store bought ice, a block of ice and a bag of ice cubes are perfect. (Or make your own ice blocks by freezing water in plastic containers). Start by putting the block of ice in the bottom of the thermos. Pour the tea over the block of ice, then add the bag of ice cubes and finish filling with cold water.
I’d be pleased if you’d consider purchasing the stevia extract from my store. This is the one I used in this recipe: