I was suprised to not find a recipe for this here. When I was a kid this was the highlight of all the drab showers I was drug to. I am not sure if this is the exact recipe of what I enjoyed, and I haven't mixed any up, but this is what i found around cooks.com and it seems to be just what I have been searching for. I hope you will try this at your next function it truely is a treat and simple to make. Zaar gave me troublt with entering 7-Up soda, i would adjust the levels of liquid to your liking it may take more 7-up it may not i am not sure. I give you a basic backbone to a fabulous punch good luck! lol
This beverage recipe was found in the June 2009 Best Recipes cookbooklet, Summer Salads & Sandwiches. Preparation time includes neither the time needed for brewed tea to cool nor the time needed for the fruit-flavored tea to chill.
I LOVE this recipe. It is a treasure to me. It is so simple and I make it really often, especially in the colder months. I only make it hot, but I've heard that it also makes a delicious lemonade in the summertime. The Kerr House is a private health retreat in the quaint little town of Grand Rapids, Ohio. I worked there and got addicted to this wonderful drink, their house "tea". If you are interested in the health benefits, read on. If not, skip down to the recipe! The original recipe for this came from Stanley Borroughs as a cleansing fast and appetite supressant. [That should serve as a fair warning that it does make you have to go to the bathroom...but in a good way :)]
Lemon is an excellent clenser and diuretic. Maple sugar is a balanced form of positive and negative sugars and helps keep blood sugar levels normal. Cayenne pepper is a blood purifier and dissolves mucous. (I ALWAYS drink this at the first sign of a cold!) I know it is probably tempting, but dont omit the cayenne pepper. Try it- it doesnt make it spicy and it wouldnt taste the same without it!
This is my favorite recipe for these.
I "stole" the recipe from one of my good friend's moms and now this is the only recipe I use for these cookies!
I especially love that the dough doesn't have to be refrigerated. Cooking time is per pan.
I drink this tea almost every day. The peppermint and fennel both calm the stomach and aid digestion, and the fennel is also great for reducing bloating and gas. Just be careful if you're prone to GERD (heartburn), since peppermint can trigger it in people who are susceptible. For a different flavor, you can replace about half the peppermint with spearmint! Spearmint also helps with digestion.