In this post I’m going to show you how to make Cherry VinTea Cooler: a healthy, delicious, and refreshing drink using apple cider vinegar, that tastes surprisingly like a Snapple!
I’ve taken up a lot of habits in my lifetime, some of them have even been worthwhile! Today I’m going to share with you a new habit of mine that I’ve been doing regularly for about a month now: Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV).
Now don’t go scrunching up your face. This is old time medicine according to my grandparents. Folks have been doing it for ages, all the way back to Hippocrates, who considered ACV to be medicine and used it to treat ailments.
This is just one of the ACV drinks I’ve been drinking lately but folks on Instagram said they’d like some of my recipes so I’m starting here. I decided to call it VinTea because it is a Vinegar based Tea drink that just makes your taste buds sing. Think of what a splash of lemon juice does to a drink and you’ll understand the effect you get by adding ACV, they do pretty much the same thing but with slightly different flavors.
There have been several studies showing the benefits of ACV, just do a quick internet search to find dozens. Some have shown it helps contribute to weight loss, others have proven that it regulates blood sugar when taken with or before a meal. Here’s what WebMD has to say about it.
For me, personally, I can tell you that these drinks have helped me curb my desire for junk food and cokes (which is Alabama for all carbonated beverages). Use that good kind with the “mother” at the bottom (Braggs is my favorite) and you’re getting a powerful dose of probiotics with every sip. I can use any of these reasons and more to encourage you to drink it, but today’s reason is that this Cherry VinTea is absolutely delicious!
To begin with, you need Apple Cider Vinegar (preferably this brand)*, Black Cherry Berry Tea (all the grocery stores I have checked have it), and sweetener. I am using Truvia but you can use sugar, your favorite sweetener or even honey if you like.
*I have found Bragg’s at Krogers and Walmart. It is getting to be pretty mainstream now so you should be able to find it near you. I pay about $5 for this bottle and a bottle lasts me about two weeks with heavy drinking. ~giggles~ Hey y’all, look at me, I’m a heavy drinker! hee hee.
Place two tea bags in a quart jar or coffee cup and pour about a cup or a cup and a half of hot hot water over them. Allow to steep for a good bit, about fifteen minutes. You want this stuff strong!
I just start out with a quart jar because it has plenty of room for me to add ice and my other ingredients, then fill it up the rest of the way with water. Stick a straw in and you’re good to go!
Plus, quart jars are cheap, easy to find, and have a multitude of uses so I always feel like canning jars are a great investment.
After it has brewed toss out your bags and add your sweetener. We want to add this while it is warm because some sweeteners are not as easily dissolved as others.
Stirry! Stirry! Stirry!
Add in your Apple Cider Vinegar.
I’m just adding about two tablespoons, or two good splashes if you will. You can add less or more depending on your tastes but I wouldn’t start out with more than two tablespoons in a quart jar. You don’t want it to taste like you’re drinking Easter egg dye. Don’t worry!! It won’t!!! Seriously!! Oh man, now I’ve just made some you panic. Hang in there, be brave, be strong, be adventurous with me.
This drink is delicious. Honest!
Now, fill your glass up with ice (some of it will melt), add water to get it to the top, pop in a straw and enjoy your VinTea!
- 2 Black Cherry Berry tea bags
- 2 Tablespoons Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar
- Sweetener to taste I use 3 packs of Truvia. You can use sugar, honey, splenda, etc
- In quart jar, steep two tea bags in a cup of hot water for fifteen minutes. Remove tea bags.
- Stir in sweetener and apple cider vinegar until sweetener is dissolved.
- Fill glass with ice and water until it reaches the top. Enjoy!
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