Posts Tagged ‘Peach Iced Tea’

Memorial Day Backyard Picnic Menu


Make this Memorial Day memorable with an elegant back yard picnic and lots of family time. Spend time together cooking the meal and decorating your yard. Invite other families over for a picnic followed by board and lawn games in the afternoon light.

Sherry Lemonade in the grass


Rosemary symbolizes remembrance so use lots of it in your decor and share stories of the service men and women in your family lineage as you celebrate the day.


Rosemary in jam jars

Wind down the night with Americana classics, root beer floats and sparklers.


Root Beer Float

Memorial Day Picnic Menu
Sherry Lemonade
Peach Iced Tea

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Baguette Sandwich with Strawberry Chutney and Frisée
Potato Salad Gribiche
Raw Kale Salad with Strawberries, Almonds and Basil

Root Beer Floats


Memorial Day picnic meal


PS- Check back tomorrow for the FABULOUS Sherry Lemonade recipe, from Margaret Lagrotteria’s entertaining arsenal. A grown up slushy you will not forget. All the recipes for this picnic featured on The Daily Meal!




Peach Iced Tea


By Sarah Lagrotteria

This recipe is our go-to for clients who love iced tea but want to go easy on the sugar.  I always have a pitcher ready when I’m expecting weekend guests.  It’s also great for an afternoon alone with with my favorite cookbooks.

Peach Iced Tea

Peach Iced Tea

Makes 8 cups

4 bags peach tea (we like Celestial Seasoning Country Peach Passion)

2 bags black tea (We like P.G. Tips)

Agave syrup to taste

Lemon slices for serving

Bring 4 cups water to a boil.  Pour over the tea bags in a large heat-proof mixing bowl.  Let steep 6 minutes before removing the tea bags.  While the tea is still hot, add a squirt or two of the agave.  I usually squirt into a small figure 8 two times and that is the perfect amount for lightly sweet tea.  Add four cups cold water.  When the tea is cool enough to handle, pour into your pitcher of choice and chill.  Add lemon slices just before serving and, if you remember, pop your serving glasses in the freezer for a few minutes just before pouring.  A chilled glass makes all the difference.