This year the first day of summer was marked by the full moon! When the full moon occurs on the summer solstice, that is called a “Strawberry Moon” [because it is also strawberry harvest time and, in theory, one could continue to harvest into the twilight hours by the light of this moon].
To mark the occasion, it seems only right that we consider an appropriate drink. We propose trying delicious Iced Strawberry Tea [the recipe for which we found at http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/iced-strawberry-tea ].
The ingredients are:
Set aside five strawberries. Place the remaining strawberries in a blender, cover and puree. Strain into a pitcher. Add the tea, lemon juice and sugar, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Chill.
Serve in chilled glasses, over ice. Garnish with the reserved berries. [Yields 5 cups]
While perfect for drinking on a hot summer’s day, or a fully moonlit night, we are fairly confident that you might want to add this recipe to your permanent library for use on any occasion you want to have something a little more exciting. You certainly don’t have to wait until the next strawberry moon. [The last one was 1967, and the next is not until 2062.]