Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Non-Alcoholic Yum Yum Peach Tea (Frugal Food Thursday)

peach tea
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Instead of Frugal Food Thursday, today is Frugal Drink Thursday.

Last weekend, my husband and I went out to dinner by ourselves - a rare treat!

One of the great pieces of advice that people give on saving money at restaurants is to not order drinks, as they really add to the cost of your bill.  And I rarely order a drink - I usually just stick to water.  But this time, I figured, what the heck!

I got an alcoholic drink called Yum Yum Peach Tea.  It consisted of Jeremiah Weed Peach Sweet Tea Vodka mixed with fresh-squeezed lemonade.  I loved it!

So I decided to try to recreate it at home - without the vodka.  (Of course, you can add some vodka if you like!)

I used Kern's Peach Nectar, which I got on sale several weeks ago at Publix for 30¢ for a 64-oz bottle.  I bought eight bottles at the time, thinking my kids would like to drink it.  But only one kid likes it, and she prefers milk.  So we still have a lot on hand.

I also used Lipton tea bags, which I bought on sale this week for 1.27¢ per bag.  The lemon juice comes from Western Beef, which sells a 32-oz bottle for 99¢ (much cheaper than ALDI, where the same bottle is $1.69).  And I still have a lot of sugar left from Christmas sales.



1 cup peach nectar
1 cup strong tea
3/4 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar
5 cups water

Mix all ingredients together in a 2-quart pitcher.  Mix well and refrigerate for 1 hour.  Serve over ice with lemon and lime slices.

Makes 2 quarts.

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mjskit February 22, 2012 at 10:55 PM  

Your peach tea looks delicious! I'm going to have to try it for sure. Thanks for hosting!

Barb @ A Life in Balance February 23, 2012 at 10:53 AM  

I see cans of peach nectar all the time at Amelia's Grocery Outlet. I even bought 1 can but could never figure out what to do with it. This sounds like a good party beverage, too!

Judee @ gluten Free A-Z February 23, 2012 at 3:40 PM  

Can't wait to try that peach tea.It looks extra good.
I just added my name to your linky followers ( I'm already a goodle friend) . I would love it if you followed me back

Run DMT February 24, 2012 at 6:18 AM  

Your peach tea recipe will be perfect for the summer time. I need to pin this.

Thanks for linking up and playing along for Friday Food Fight! :-)

Miz Helen February 24, 2012 at 12:33 PM  

Thanks for bringing all your Party to my Party! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

April @ The 21st Century Housewife February 28, 2012 at 9:38 AM  

This sounds so good - with or without the alcohol. I love the idea of peach tea - wonderful!

Naomi February 29, 2012 at 3:25 PM  

I love peaches and will definitely try this tea but will make it decaf. Thanks for sharing it.

Unknown February 29, 2012 at 4:09 PM  

Thanks for linking to Tea Party Tuesday! I love peach tea, anytime of the year!

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