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Thanks climate change!

I try to take advantage of warm weather days that happen during winter.  The other day, it was unseasonably warm (thanks climate change!) and I couldn’t resist enjoying it by sipping on a tall, cold glass of this fizzy drink.  
One of my younger brothers enjoys making iced tea from tea bags.  Over the last couple of years, he’s been making it more and more often.  He even makes the Arnold Palmer version (1/2 iced tea, 1/2 lemonade) and a couple of other variations.  Recently, he bought a pitcher specifically designed for brewing iced tea.  It has this insert where you add the tea bags and allow it to steep in the hot water.  So, I guess you could say he inspired me to make this drink.
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So, one day as my brother was making his iced tea, I thought about other combinations of iced teas that I like.  Hibiscus is one of my favorite teas, so I thought why not make an iced tea using it.  To give it a little something fun, I added some coconut water to the brewed tea and lemon-lime soda to the cooled tea.  What’s not to love about the bubbly, fizzy, herbal tea?
img_3060Here’s the recipe:  Hibiscus Fizz (by Naseem)
Yield:  2 quarts (about 8 cups)
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups water
6 hibiscus tea bags
1 cup coconut water
1/4 cup honey
1 quart (1.25 liters) lemon-lime soda, chilled
Directions:
1.  In a medium saucepan, bring water and tea to a boil.  Add coconut water and honey.  Boil.
2.  Pour into a glass jar and cool completely.
3.  Once cooled, pour into pitcher.  Add lemon-lime soda.  Refrigerate for one hour before serving.
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