I am on a personal mission to rid the beautiful Shabbos table of soda and soda bottles. Here is a tea to try that both adults and kids will enjoy.
1 cup raspberries or other berry of choice, rinsed
Water for ice cube trays, plus 8 cups water, divided
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup (2 ounces) coarsely chopped fresh ginger (you can leave the peel on)
6 tea bags, mixture of white tea and raspberry zinger (all raspberry if you prefer)
½ cup lemonade or fresh lemons, juiced
1 bottle seltzer
Mint sprigs, for garnish
Place about 2-4 berries in each compartment of an ice cube tray. Fill with water and freeze.
Place honey, 2 cups water and ginger in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Let mixture steep for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour, then strain out tea bags and ginger.
In a pitcher combine strained liquid with 6 cups seltzer and lemonade. Chill in refrigerator.
Serve in a pitcher with raspberry ice cubes and fresh mint