Reese Witherspoon Gushes About the "Most Delicious Thing in the Whole World"
Nothing comes between a southerner and a big ol' brew of lip-smackin' tea. Just ask Tennessee native Reese Witherspoon, who's often snapped around town sipping on the orange-tinted elixir with her 13-year-old daughter, Ava.
Southerners are so particular about the caffeinated thirst-quencher that Georgia state rep John Noel introduced a bill in 2003 that would make it a "misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature" to sell iced tea in a restaurant that did not also serve sweet tea. The bill never went to a vote, and Mr. Noel to this day claims it was an April Fool's joke, but you get the idea.
Witherspoon, like any upright citizen raised south of the Mason-Dixon line, has a plethora of pitcher-perfect tea recipes up her sleeve, but she does play favorites. "My grandmother had this spiced tea recipe—it's very southern," she said to Good Housekeeping. "You take instant powdered tea, a can of Tang, a can of powdered lemonade, and you mix them all together with some nutmeg and cinnamon. I'm telling you, southern people will know this recipe. And you shake it all up, then you put it in a Mason jar, and put a piece of fabric on top and a piece of ribbon around it. Then, whenever you want, just put two scoops in hot water. It's the most delicious thing in the world!"
Want a taste of the South? Click on our slideshow above for exact measurements for Reese's family recipe, and to view more delicious dishes from our celebrity moms.
By Maria Denardo