Hooray for the PTA
Each year at my kids’ elementary school the staff holds a Volunteer Tea to acknowledge the work of the PTA and volunteers. These are some dedicated parents who put in a lot of time making sure the students and teachers feel supported. They are fortunately not, in other words, in the mold of the Harper Valley PTA folk (other children of the seventies out there?).
To celebrate another successful year of fundraising, hosting school events, chaperoning field trips, coordinating enrichment classes, revamping Websites and general volunteer excellence, I created for them an enhanced Volunteer Tea. Like many school projects, there are a lot of parts that combine to make the whole. Drink enough and it just might “sock it to the Harper Valley PTA.”
Volunteer Tea4 raspberries muddled and 3 to garnish 1 oz Pimm’s No. 1 2 ¼ oz brewed Tazo Vanilla-Rooibos Tea, cooled ½ oz ginger liqueur (I used Stirrings brand) ¼ oz Cointreau ¼ oz honey syrup (equal parts water and honey mixed well)
Brew tea according to package directions (1 teabag to 8 oz water) and let cool. Muddle raspberries in a glass; add ice and remaining ingredients and stir well to chill (straining is optional). Garnish with raspberries (optional). Note: if you don’t have ginger liqueur then ginger beer or muddled ginger could also work here. Serves one weary volunteer.
Thanks for all your great work!
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