One of my favorite girly pleasures is to have lunch at a department store. I frequent The Nordstrom Grill near my home and while traveling I love to eat at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, etc. I think it's just too fun to do a little shopping and then pause for a ladylike meal. Our Denver Neiman's does not have a restaurant, so whenever I'm near one that does I try to stop in for a popover and a glass of their delicious spiced iced tea.
Years ago I scoured the internet to find a recipe. I don't have the original source I used, but a recent search shows many similar versions are floating around Pinterest now. I tend to make this in the fall so I thought I would share it with you. I've modified the quantities of the recipe I originally found because we tend to drink iced tea by the gallon.
I was surprised to find the secret ingredient is Tang! If you ever have an astronaut over for dinner, you could really dazzle them with this one. Ha! A dear friend brought me the tin of tea from London.
- 12 inches worth Cinnamon Sticks
- 6 Whole Cloves
- 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
- 8 English Breakfast Teabags
- 1/2 cup Tang
- 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
- Orange Slices for garnish
While I'm not a fan of knock-offs when it comes to handbags or Southern accents, I do love to recreate restaurant favorites that aren't available to me where I live. I'm a Dallas native living in Denver, so this tides me over between visits to Texas. Now if I could just nail down the Houston's spinach and artichoke dip, I'd have it made. We do have a Hillstone here, but I don't get there enough!