The Ladies of the "The Window Box" Present Some Iced Drink Recipes

 
Stay tuned for “The Window Box” the one-woman theatrical adaptation of the hit visual novel! jk.

Stay tuned for “The Window Box” the one-woman theatrical adaptation of the hit visual novel! jk.

With Labor Day weekend, sunny summer days are coming to an end. Perhaps you’ll finally host that picnic you’ve been meaning to this holiday season. Or maybe a friend of yours is hosting one. Or maybe you’re just taking the long weekend for yourself, and catching up on all those summer games you never got around to playing. Whatever your plans, a nice iced drink is the perfect compliment to a lazy summer day. 


Below are five recipes presented once again by the ladies of The Window Box. The best thing about drink recipes is that they’re usually pretty simple to throw together. The hardest part is simply waiting for them to chill! All these recipes are also alcohol-free, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add it. Anywho, get ready to put those simple syrup making skills to the test! Your iced dream drink awaits…

Elsa's Lush Lavender Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of water (plus additional to fill a 1 quart pitcher)

  • 1 cup of sugar

  • 1 tbsp dried lavender

  • 1 cup lemon juice (~6 lemons)

Directions:

  1. Make the lavender simple syrup by combing the 1 cup of water with the 1 tbsp of dried lavender in a saucepan. Bring it to a simmer, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Then let the syrup cool to room temperature.

  2. Strain the lavender from the syrup using a fine mesh strainer.

  3. Then just combine the syrup and lemon juice in a 1 quart pitcher, and top it off with water.

  4. Serve over ice and enjoy!

Paige's Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea Latte

Ingredients:

  • 4 hibiscus tea bags

  • 2 cups boiled water

  • 1 cup of sugar

  • 8 oz of strawberries

  • Milk of choice

Directions:

  • In a pitcher, add the tea bags, water, and sugar. Stir to dissolved the sugar, and let it steep for 10 mins.

  • Puree the strawberries in a food processor or with two forks, and add them to the concentrate.

  • To serve, put some ice in a glass and pour in about 1/4 cup of the strawberry mixture. Top it off your milk of choice. You can also adjust this to taste!

Finley's Sparkling Cucumber Lemon Water

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 cucumber

  • Sparkling Water

Directions:

  • Slice up the lemon.

  • Slice up the cucumber.

  • Put the sliced lemon and cucumber in a pitcher, and fill with sparkling water.

  • Serve over ice.

Margot's Blueberry Mint Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 water (plus additional to fill pitcher)

  • 12 oz of blueberries

  • 3 sprigs of mint

  • 1 cup of lemon juice

Directions:

  • Put sugar, water, blueberries, and mint in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved.

  • Smoosh the blueberries a bit, and let the syrup cool to room temperature.

  • Once cooled, strained the syrup using a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher.

  • Stir in the lemon juice, and top the pitcher off with water.

  • Serve over ice and enjoy!

Ginger Peach Iced Tea

Ingredients:

  • 5 black tea bags

  • 3 1/2 cups of water divided (plus more to top off pitcher)

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 3 ripe peaches, pitted and sliced

  • 1 1/2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced.

Directions:

  • Boil water 2 1/2 cups of water in a sauce pan, then add the tea bags. Let the tea steep for 5 mins, then remove and cool to room temperature.

  • Add 1 cup of water, sugar, peaches, and ginger to a sauce pan. Bring to a simmer, and stir to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat, and allow to cool to room temperature.

  • Gently mash the peaches, then strain the syrup into a pitcher using a fine mesh sieve.

  • In a 2 quart pitcher, fill it part of the way with ice, then pour in the syrup and tea concentrate and top it off with water.

  • Serve over ice and enjoy!

 
 
 
Allie Ast