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Spicy Cucumber Green Iced Tea Recipe

How about spicing up your iced tea?

This spin is from Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s series, “Chopped.”

Ted is a consultant to Lipton’s Pure Leaf Iced Tea.

He created this recipe with a prep time of just 5 minutes, using a bottle of Pure Leaf Not Too Sweet.

If you don’t like sugar in your tea or prefer a noncaloric sweetener, just brew your own tea and take it from there.

Make It A Cocktail

You can turn the drink into a cocktail by adding gin, vodka or tequila.

Instead of adding the pinch of red pepper, as called for in the ingredients, we prefer a Tajín rim.

A Mexican spice blend of cayenne, lime and salt (photo #3) Tajín is used on just about anything, savory or sweet.

Ingredients For 2 Servings

  • 10 slices cucumber (about 1/4-inch thick)
  • 2 slices lime (about 1/4-inch thick)
  • Pinch ground red pepper or Tajín Seasoning
  • 1 bottle Pure Leaf Not Too Sweet Honey Green Tea or home-brewed green tea
  • Optional garnish: cucumber spear and lime wheel; fresh jalapeño slices if you really like heat
  • Optional cocktail version: 1/4 cup gin, vodka or tequila

    1. CRUSH (muddle) cucumber, lime and red pepper with wooden spoon in 1-quart glass measuring cup.

    2. STIR in tea. Mix well to combine.

    3. STRAIN into ice-filled glasses. Garnish as desired.

    Here’s more about Pure Leaf Iced Tea.
    The History Of Iced Tea

    Have An Iced Tea Party

    How To Avoid Cloudy Iced Tea

    The Different Types Of Tea

    How To Brew The Perfect Cup Of Tea

    How To Dissolve Sugar In Cold Drinks

    How To Avoid Cloudy Iced Tea

    The History Of Iced Tea

    Essential Tea Facts

    Grow Your Own Herbal Tea

    The History Of Tea

    The Afternoon Tea Party

    Cold Infused Tea

    Iced Tea Float With Sorbet

    Thai Iced Tea

    Watermelon Iced Tea


    [1] Simply muddle cucumbers and add to iced tea with lime and red pepper (photo © In Pursuit Of Tea).

    [2] Icy, spicy: Asian-style cucumber iced tea (photo © Pure Leaf Iced Tea).

    Tajin Seasoning
    [3] Tajín Seasoning is used in many recipes, and makes a spicy drink rimmer (photo © Tajín).


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