Monday, July 5, 2010

The heat is on

Sizzling summer
Seeking shade -- sipping on relief
Only the tomato swells

Shiso Iced Tea – yields approx. 1-1/2 quarts
3-ounces shiso (leaves and stems)
5 stems of mint
1/2-cup sugar
2-tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/3-cup fresh lemon juice
In a 4-quart saucepan bring 6-cups of water to a full boil with the shiso, mint and sugar. Remove from the heat, and allow the mixture to cool completely. Add the lemon and lime juices.

Pour through strainer, and chill the tea. Serve poured over a glass filled with ice.

1 comment:

Megan said...

ahhh perilla...looks like a great drink... thanks for the recipe!