This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.
Even though I’m (beyond) excited for fall, that doesn’t mean I won’t be celebrating the last few weeks of summer! A few days ago, my friends and I spent the day at a gorgeous quarry filled with crystal blue water. We swam in the water with our flamingo pool floats (no shame), enjoyed an amazing picnic lunch and enjoyed the summer sun. We decided to have a potluck and I was in charge of the beverages and desserts. Our girl gang loves fruity drinks, so I challenged myself to come up with a new recipe. I had just picked up a bunch of TAZO teas (on sale!) at my local Whole Foods, so I knew I wanted to create an iced tea! Let’s just say I’m pretty darn proud of myself. The girls loved my Strawberry Watermelon Iced Tea and requested I bring it back for girls night! Keep reading for the delicious recipe!
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Yield: serves 8 people
- 2 TAZO zen green tea bags
- 3 cups of water
- 3 cups of watermelon juice (puree if possible!)
- 2 cups of sliced strawberries
- 2 cups of ice
- watermelon slices to garnish
- mint leaves to garnish
Step 1: Steep Tea
Boil water and pour it into a medium-sized bowl. Add 2 TAZO zen green tea bags. Cover and steep 2 1/2 minutes. All tea to cool to room temperature.
Step 2: Add Watermelon Juice
Once the green tea is room temperature add the watermelon juice. Puree is preferred (and tastier!) but store bought watermelon juice can be used as well!
Step 3: Add Strawberry Slices & Ice
For an extra hit of fruit flavor, add the sliced strawberries. Not only will they elevate the taste, but they’ll also add a pop of color! To finish off – add the ice!
Step 4: Pour Drink(s) & Garnish
I used watermelon slices and mint leaves to garnish the drinks! Girls are all about presentation (duh) so I had to make sure these drinks were pretty enough to get all the oohs and aahs!
Love You Longtime Gift Boxes:
If you know me in person you’ll know I’m super mushy and sentimental. I give hugs, I’ll tell you I love you, the list goes on. Since we all have busy schedules, it’s difficult to get all of the girls together at once. When we do (it’s a miracle) and it’s reason enough for a celebration! I decided to share the love and create some personalized gift boxes for all my besties (can you guess which one I made for Marie?!) and wanted to show y’all for some inspiration! Birthdays and Christmas shouldn’t be the only occasion you shower your friends with gifts, a “just because gift” can instantly brighten someone’s day!
For The Girl Who Loves Her Sleep:
For the girl who loves quiet time: pamper her with some relaxing and self-soothing goodies! Some ideas for the writer are:
- sleeping mask
For The Foodie:
For the girl who loves food (hi Marie!): gift her with some fun treats and cooking supplies!
- homemade cookies
- personalized coffee mug
- meal delivery gift card
For The Beauty Junkie:
For the girl who loves to get her glam on (that’s me!): pamper her with some of your favorite beauty products!
- face mask
- nail polish
- dry shampoo
If you’d like to make your own iced tea, make sure to stop by your local Whole Foods to check out their TAZO tea selection! Some of my favorite flavors are Zen Green, Refresh Mint, Passion Hibiscus and Wild Sweet Orange! If you want to try out some of their flavors, TAZO will be doing a number of demonstrations on 8/18 and tasting at their local Whole Foods. You will also receive a $1.00 off coupon!