Iced Peach Green Tea
8-10 bags peach green tea
6 medium ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped plus 1-2 peaches, sliced, for garnish
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ cup plus ½ cup sugar
20 ounces gin - Ava's favorite
Bitters, to taste
Champagne or sparkling wine, for serving
Ice, for serving
Brew tea bags by steeping in 6 cups hot water for up to 5 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags and chill completely.
Puree peaches, lemon juice and ¼ cup sugar in a food processor. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl, discarding solids. Set aside.
Make a simple syrup by combining remaining ½ cup sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
Pour chilled tea, peach puree, simple syrup, gin and bitters into a pitcher, stirring to combine. Refrigerate until well chilled.
To serve, fill glasses with ice, top with iced tea mixture and top with a float of Champagne. Garnish with peach wedges.