Do you like to entertain? Are you really creative with your menu and your décor? With all these amazing DIY ideas floating around on Pinterest it’s easy to feel inspired right? Well, in my case – it’s very intimidating! On the rare occasion I do entertain it’s usually for family or just a couple of friends – I also stick to the basics especially on the food and drink front.
A fun fact about me – I LOVE iced tea so if I’m in charge of drinks you can bet iced tea will be on hand 😉 . Told you – the basics! I was however blown away with how creative entertaining could be with Nestea Iced Tea when I was invited to an event they hosted.
The event took place on a really rainy afternoon at Lisa Marie restaurant where we were served up yummy eats also infused with Nestea Iced Tea to compliment all the creative drinks.
Because I don’t drink alcohol all my drinks were non-alcoholic versions but I was told the alcoholic ones were quite delicious 🙂
This mint TEA Julep cocktail was so amazing! I never thought that iced tea could be even more refreshing!
Here are some more photos of the event to wet your appetites.
The mint TEA julep drink was actually my favourite so I wanted to share the recipe with you:
Mint TEA Julep Cocktail (serves 1)
1 oz Bourbon (optional)
1 oz NESTEA reduction (bring 1 cup of NESTEA* to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cover pot until liquid reduces)
2 tablespoons chopped mint
1 mint sprig
Muddle chopped mint in bottom of glass
Add reduction and bourbon
Fill to brim with crushed ice
Garnish with mint sprig
*for a reduced calorie version substitute Nestea for Nestea Zero
Doesn’t that sound delicious? For more refreshing recipes visit the Nestea website. Now I won’t feel like I’m being so “basic” by entertaining with Nestea Iced Tea 😉 .
Hope you enjoy! What’s your beverage of choice?
I might one of the very few people out there who doesn’t like this stuff- BUT I am a sucker for Gingerale 😉
I’ve been obsessed with Nestea since I was a teen – no joke! When we were living in London, I’d bring back the powder cans and ration them carefully so that they would last until our next visit to Toronto lol!
Haha I know what you mean – you always have iced tea on hand 😉 It’s my favourite sugary drink too!