Saturday, June 9, 2012

Hum Sun Tea

Oh, Wendy See Wendy Do readers.... I do apologize!

I have neglected you!

To explain... I recently got a job.  A full-time job that seems to be taking my... well... my full-time. 

No excuses!  I am back and ready to blog.
It is nearly 90 degrees this weekend in Chicago which means one thing at my house - SUN TEA!!!  I love sun tea for so many reasons but mostly because it is fool proof.  All you need is a pitcher, a couple of tea bags, whatever add-ins for additional flavor and sun.  

Today I added lemon and local strawberries for a nice hint of tart and sweet.  My other favorite flavor combinations are: peach/mint, basil/raspberry and orange/fresh ginger (which is so spicy sweet!!)
Today I wanted to kick my tea up a notch - it is Saturday after all - so I added a healthy splash of my favorite Chicago-based "botancial spirit" Hum

This ruby-colored, rum-based liquor is infused with hibiscus, ginger root, green cardamom and kaffir lime to create an herby, spicy, intoxicating concoction that you can add to just about anything!  I love to add a splash of it to prosecco.  I have used in place of grenadine to make a spicy Manhattan.  Most times, I just enjoy a few ounces of Hum on the rocks with a squeeze of lime and some soda water.  Did I mention I LOVE this stuff?

So... Hum Sun Tea was created!  


  • Large pitcher
  • 2 large tea bags (I use Lipton)
  • One half of a lemon, sliced
  • One cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • Hum liqueur  (Click here to find a store that sells Hum closest to you)
  1. Place lemon slices, strawberries and tea bags in pitcher and fill almost to the top with water.
  2. Place outside or near a window in direct sunlight.
  3. Allow tea to steep for at least one hour.
  4. Fill a glass with ice and add one to two ounces of Hum liqueur. 
  5. Top off glass with tea and garnish with a lemon.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. YAY more blogs! This Hum stuff sounds pretty delish! I may have to investigate when we come out there...