Sweet Tea is a staple beverage in the South. It is perfect on its own or sweetened with flavored simple syrups. In my cookbook, Modern Hospitality: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm, I created a tangerine tea recipe.
This summer at your next bbq or cookout, offer a tea drink station with black and green tea. Along with the tea varieties, include an array of homemade simple syrups. Simply infuse homemade simple syrup with ingredients like vanilla bean, honey suckle, and elder flower. Your family and friends will love creating their own drinks. For serving, use mason jars and cute decorative straws as well as garnishes such as fruit slices, vanilla beans, and edible flowers.