For the Kids This July 4th: Strawberry Iced Tea Punch

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Make this with your kids for the upcoming July 4th holiday.  Your kids will enjoy making it and is an alternative to soda.  Please note: This recipe uses a lot of sugar.  Use less if you are making it for your kids.

• 1 quart boiling water
• 3 teaspoons of tea (or 3 tea bags)
• Juice of 4 lemons
• Juice of 2 oranges
• 2 cups of sugar
• 1 pint of strawberries (more if preferred)
• 4 cups of sparkling water (or 4 cup of spring water)

Make tea by adding 3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3 tea bags) to 1 quart of boiling water. Separately, combine the juice of 4 lemons, juice of 2 oranges,
2 cups of sugar and 1 pint of strawberries. Then, pour in the tea, add 4 cups of sparkling water or spring water. Chill and serve.

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  1. almost 1/2c of sugar per quart plus fruit and juice? Of course kids like it – it’s loaded with sugars!

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    This recipe is from the early 1900s and this is how it was listed at the time. We made it with almost no sugar and kids still enjoyed it.

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