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      BEST MINT ICED TEA
      1 quart boiling water
      1/2 cup instant tea powder
      1 cup sugar
      2 to 4 Tbsp slightly crushed fresh mint leaves
      2 quarts cold water
      1 can ( 6 oz ) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed, undiluted icecubes
      In a 4 quart nonmetallic container, combine boiling water, tea, sugar
      and mint leaves; let stand 15 mins. Strain if desired. Stir in cold
      water and lemonade concentrate; mix well. Serve over ice.Makes 12 ( 1
      cup ) servings
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      AMBER TEA PUNCH
      1 quart strong, brewed tea
      3 cups apricot nectar
      2 cups orange juice
      1/2 cup lemon juice
      1/2 cup sugar
      1 bottle ( 1 liter ) ginger ale, chilled ice cubes
      In a pitcher or other container, combine hot tea, apricot nectar, orange
      juice, lemon juice and sugar; mix well. Let cool. Refrigerate until
      chilled. At serving time, pour chilled tea mixture into a large punch
      bowl. Slowly add ginger ale. Add ice cubes, as needed, to keep punch
      cool.
      Makes about 30 ( 1/2 cup ) servings
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      ALOHA _MOCHA SWEET TREAT
      1 cup brewed coffee, chilled
      1 1/2 whole or low fat milk
      1 cup vanilla icecream
      3 Tbsp fudge sauce
      3 Tbsp peanut butter
      unsweetened cocoa powder, for garnish
      In container of electric blender, combine cold coffee, milk, icecream,
      fudge sauce and peanut butter. Blend about 1 min, or until smooth. Pour
      into tall glasses. Sprinkle cocoa on top.
      NOTE: To make this drink into a banana split like coffee treat, add a
      sliced banana to the coffee mixture and blend until smooth.
      Makes about 4 ( 1 cup ) servings
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      CITRUS TEA
      6 tea bags
      6 cups boiling water
      1 1/2 cups orange juice
      1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
      1/4 cup sugar
      1/4 cup brown sugar
      2 Tbsp honey
      1 Tbsp whole allspice
      1 Tbsp whole cloves
      2 sticks cinnamon
      2 vanilla beans
      orange slices for garnish
      In a large container, steep tea bags in boiling water 5 mins. Remove and
      discard tea bags. Add orange juice, pineapple juice, sugar, brown sugar,
      honey, allspice, cloves, cinnamon sticks and vanilla beans and mix well.
      Pour into a slow cooker; heat on warm setting 2 to 3 hrs. Serve hot,
      garnish with orange slices.
      Makes about 10 ( 1 cup ) servings
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      FRUIT FLIP
      9 cups water
      9 fresh mint leaves
      3 cups sugar
      4 cups strong brewed tea
      2 cups orange juice
      2 cups lemon juice
      2 cups cherry juice blend or apple cherry juice
      2 cups pineapple juice
      In a large saucepan, combine water and mint leaves. Simmer 5 mins;
      strain out mint leaves. Add sugar to mint flavored water. Bring to a
      boil; boil 5 mins. Let syrup cool. In a large container, combine sugar
      syrup, tea, orange juice, lemon juice, cherry juice blend and pineapple
      juice. Mix well. Let mixture stand at room temp 1 hr. Refrigerate until
      ready to serve. Makes 22 ( 1 cup ) servings

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