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Now that summer is in full swing, I’m relaxing as much as possible and enjoying spending a little time away from my classroom. It feels so great to wind down and de-stress a bit! I’ve found myself sitting outside on the patio as much as possible, just staring at the bright blue sky and listening to the sounds of the outdoors. Summer really is the perfect time for relaxing and just enjoying life!
Sometimes I bring a book or my laptop outside with me to get a little blog work out of the way, but more than anything, I really enjoy the peace and quiet of the warm summer days. I find it so comforting and serene.
It can get a little toasty in the warm Southern California sunshine, and my go-to cool-down of choice is an ice-cold bottle of Snapple Premium Tea. I’m an iced tea lover all the way, so all of Snapple’s teas–both the flavored AND the Straight Up Tea varieties– are my favorite summer beverages. They’re seriously the best way to cool down on a blazing hot summer day–I love when the bottle turns nice and frosty right out of the refrigerator! It goes down smooth and just a little sweet–perfect for quenching my thirst and helping me de-stress from my looooong year of teaching junior high (let’s be honest: it was a bit of a ROUGH one!).
My favorite flavor has always been Snapple’s Raspberry Tea–it brings back so many memories of warm summer days, time spent at the pool, and afternoons spent at the beach. In college, I pretty much drank raspberry tea exclusively, and every time I take a sip, I’m instantly transported back to some of the best times of my life.
On a recent trip to Walmart, I picked a 6-pack of my favorite Snapple Raspberry Tea flavor to enjoy during my summer patio relaxation sessions:
Right now, Snapple also has a limited edition Lady Liber-TEA flavor available, with RED raspberry, WHITE peach, and BLUEberry flavors in a black tea blend. It’s only available from May 1st to July 4th (in both singles and 6-packs), so get it while it lasts!
With the 4th of July coming up, and plenty of free time now that I’ve got a little break from my day job, I’m planning on spending my summer having some friends and family over for a few relaxing outdoor barbecues.
One of my favorite ways to relax and enjoy a little “me” time, ironically enough, is spending time with friends and family. They know how to make me smile and laugh–the best way to relax!
We’re not talking a huge raging party here, but a quiet evening on the patio with great food, good company, and delicious food and drinks. I’m so looking forward to these summer nights!
As part of my summer barbecue relaxation plan, I’ve come up with the perfect, easy party punch using my favorite Snapple flavor: Lemon Raspberry Iced Tea Party Punch.
This party punch not only features the delicious flavor of Snapple Raspberry Tea, but citrusy pineapple and orange juices, puckery lemonade, fizzy ginger ale, and fresh raspberries and lemon slices. It’s all topped off with sweet scoops of raspberry sherbet. It’s refreshing, sweet, and absolutely delicious–I think you and your summertime guests will love it!
Even if you’re not in a party mood, you can still enjoy this yummy punch:
I love making a huge jug of this to keep in the refrigerator even when I’m not having guests over. I keep the ginger ale and sherbet separate, and keep my punch mixture in the fridge. When I’m ready for a refreshing Snapple pick-me-up, I pour some punch over a scoop of sherbet and top it off with some ginger ale bubbles–instant cool down and relaxation!
I hope you’ll give my Lemon Raspberry Iced Tea Party Punch a try. I just know you’ll love it–and your guests will keep going back for more!
Lemon Raspberry Iced Tea Party Punch
- 3 bottles Snapple Raspberry Tea
- 3 cups pineapple juice
- 3 cups orange juice
- 3 scoops (about 1/2 cup) powdered lemonade concentrate
- 3 cups water
- 1 bottle ginger ale
- 3 lemons, sliced
- 1 small pint raspberries
- raspberry sherbet
1. In a large container, add the bottles of Snapple tea, the pineapple juice, orange juice, lemonade concentrate, and water.
Add in the lemon slices and raspberries. Use a wooden spoon to gently mix the juices and tea together.
2. If not serving right away, place the punch container in the refrigerator to chill and blend the flavors together.
3. Just before serving, add the entire bottle of ginger ale, pouring it onto the sides of the punch container to keep it from losing its bubbles.
4. Add in several scoops of raspberry sherbet–I used about half of the pint of sherbet, but the amount is really up to you!
Alternatively, if serving in single glasses, skip steps 3 and 4:
Instead, place a large scoop of raspberry sherbet in the bottom of a glass. Fill the glass halfway with the juice and tea mixture, then top off with ginger ale to the top of the glass. Garnish with fresh raspberries and lemon slices.
Ready to give Snapple a try? You’re in luck! 18.5 oz Straight Up Tea and Premium Glass Snapple will be on Rollback for only $1.00 in-store at Walmart starting on June 3rd, throughout the summer season. That’s a seriously amazing deal! Pick up your raspberry tea bottles and get to mixin’ up this punch!
What’s your favorite way to relax during the summer months? Share your tips in the comments below!