Lemonade Iced Tea

Lemonade.

Lemonade. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Picture of tea bags.

Picture of tea bags. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Because its like 80 something degrees out there today and it feels like summer, I’ve decided to take my friend Tom’s suggestion and publish my favorite summer beverage recipe. Also known as the “Arnold Palmer”, this is my great grandmother’s recipe for summertime greatness in the thirst quenching category.  It doesn’t taste too bad, either 😉

The Players:

6-8 tea bags

1 can lemonade concentrate, frozen (great grandma would’ve made and used fresh lemonade, but who’s got time for THAT?)

1/2 c sugar (optional)

Directions:

Fill a 2 quart container about 3/4 the way up with water and place tea bags (sun tea), replace lid and allow tea to steep for at least 3 – 4 hours. Longer = Stronger tea.  Defrost the Lemonade and add to the tea.  Add the sugar if you want.  Place in fridge until cold.  If you can’t wait, put some ice cubes in a tall glass and pour.  If you leave the container unsweetened then you can add sweetener to taste in your glass – or not – as you choose.

Quick version – brew the tea bags in a saucepan on the stove with about a quart and a half of boiling water.  Allow to steep until the water has cooled, then pour into the 2 quart container, add lemonade etc.

Best. Stuff. Ever.  Seriously, it’ll knock your socks off!  PS  add vodka for the over 21 version…

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7 thoughts on “Lemonade Iced Tea

  1. This is one of my favorite summer drinks. When I was younger I mixed Wyler’s Lemonade and Lipton Iced Tea. I like strawberry lemonade too. Summertime drinks are great. Thanks Momma E.

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