Ready to drink in the taste of the solar eclipse with some summer fun by throwing a celestial themed gathering? How about making some SUN tea? Eating MOON pies? Chewing ORBIT gum? You’ll be a hit with this solar eclipse party drink line-up! Here are some fun recipes to make it even more memorable!
Enjoy a refreshing twist on a classic beverage while celebrating the solar event! Sun teas have been made for ages, and we all love them. To make a simple version, follow these guidelines…
Start with filtered or distilled water because clean water is always best. To the water, add any type of tea bags: black, green, white, or herbal. Celestial Seasonings brews up one of our all time favorite cinnamon based teas. I also mix my own simple concoctions, for example, combining three bags of Tazo Passion Tea with seven black Tetley Tea bags. Try fruity and black, herbal and green, or any mix that appeals to you.
I brew 10 tea bags to every gallon of water, but you may like using more or less depending on how strong you prefer your tea. When using add-ins like the simple syrup recipe below, it’s best to start with a plain sun tea, brewed in smaller batches.
For a simple sun tea, follow these directions and let the sun do the work:
Skip the mint or citrus if you are going to be adding the simple syrups.
If you like tea unsweetened, you’re all done. To kick it up a notch, though, it’s time to make a simple syrup. Sure, you can just add granulated sugar and stir (and stir and stir), but simple syrup is also easy to make, dissolves instantly, and lasts in the fridge for a few weeks. Plus, you can flavor it which, in turn, flavors your tea. I love fruit flavored and think that citrus based syrups make most any iced tea especially delicious.
If sugar’s not your thing, you can use agave nectar (Young Living’s is AH-MAZ-ING) like PopSugar does in this recipe for a Green Tea Lime Cooler. Honey and maple syrup are always options, too. For pretty much everything. Really. Even a solar eclipse party.
I used the same basic ratio for all the simple syrups I made but know that there are a variety of recipe variations out there. I like the syrup to be sweet but I want to taste the fruit instead of hiding a little bit of fruit juice flavor in loads of sweetness. Each fruit has a different concentration of flavor meaning that what might be an adequate amount with one syrup is not the same for another. It’s no big deal because ratios can be adjusted to your taste when the drinks are being mixed.
Start with one drop and work your way to the desired flavor! You can purchase your Vitality oils here with a basic membership, or receive 5 Vitality oils in the Premium Starter Kit. What better excuse to buy your PSK than a solar eclipse party?
And finally, if you want to skip the tea all together, try this amazing Lavender Lemonade!
This lemonade recipe includes honey and Lavender Vitality™ essential oil for an added touch of whimsy.