Here is a recipe that embraces the bounties of the season, guaranteed delicious and believe it or not, nutritious! This drink includes the juice of tart apples; a potent deliverer of antioxidants, vitamin C and potassium! Tart, green apples have almost twice as much potassium as their red counterparts.
—Susan E. Levy
*To make fresh sour-apple juice, juice 4-5 tart apples (ex: Granny Smith) with the skins intact. If you don’t have a juicer, you can also use a blender. Skin the apples and “liquefy” with ½ cup water per apple.
Steep 2 green teabags in 2 cups boiling water, let cool.
Juice or blend apples for sour apple juice (see above).
Mix all ingredients in a 2-quart pitcher. Chill for at least 1 hour.
When ready to serve, place mint leaves in the bottom of a Tom Collins glass. Using a muddler (or the rounded end of a kitchen tool), crush the mint. Add a couple ice cubes and the mixture. Garnish with a lime (optional).