Welcome back for this month’s Cooking with Astrology “Virgo” Picnic. I hope you are enjoying these picnics as much as I am. This month I am deviating from last year’s Irish theme. I have so many Irish meals already, that I wanted to do something different. I still do not have a working grill, so we are doing a slow cooker version of Texas Barbecue. Hopefully that is not breaking any rules!
We are starting our picnic with a refreshing Blackberry Passion Tea Lemonade…..
Are you sitting down? There is no alcohol in the barbecue sauce!! It had to happen sometime. 😉 For dessert we have a mini version of Texas Sheet Cake…..
O-M-G- that cake is soooo good!!
So, for the Blackberry Passion Tea Lemonade…we are going to fill two glasses with ice…..
Pour in 4 ounces of brewed and cooled Passion Tea, 4 ounces of all-natural lemonade, and 2 Tablespoons of the Blackberry Simple Syrup into each glass. Then stir to combine…..
I originally made Blackberry Lemonade for this picnic, but it was way too sweet for me. I finally realized why I love Starbuck’s Passion Tea Lemonade so much, it’s watered down by the tea! 🙂 This Blackberry Passion Tea Lemonade is just right!! I feel like Goldilocks right now. 😉
If you compare this Blackberry Passion Tea Lemonade to the original Passion Tea Lemonade, you will notice that the measurements are different. I grabbed the undiluted tea and mixed it equal parts with the lemonade…and it tasted great! Feel free to play around with the flavorings until you get it just the way you like it!
In case you are wondering why I was thinking Texas Barbecue, it is because Luke Wilson is my Virgo inspiration again this year…..
He grew up in Texas, so I figured I would impress him with my mad…never been to Texas…don’t own a barbecue grill…picnic skills. 🙂 Do you think it would work?
If you are looking for a candlelit Irish meal to share with your Virgo date, here is last year’s meal…..
Remember: all of the descriptions, dates, and dietary inspirations are explained in last year’s meals. I did not see the point in repeating everything this year. 😉
Blackberry Passion Tea Lemonade
|Prep time||5 minutes|
- 8 Ounces passion tea (brewed and cooled)
- 8 Ounces all-natural lemonade (I used Newman's Own)
- 4 Tablespoons blackberry simple syrup
|Fill 2 glasses with ice.|
|Add 4 ounces of lemonade, 4 ounces of passion tea, and 2 Tablespoons of blackberry simple syrup to each glass.|
|Stir to combine.|
To make the tea: 1 cup boiling water + 1 teabag. Steep for 5 minutes. I did not dilute the tea with additional with water.
Add more blackberry simple syrup as needed, depending on the how sweet your lemonade is.
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