Or wait, it’s not quite summer in NY… Well I guess i’m talking to you southerners 😉 Anyways, summer or not we all love a good refreshing drink! I’ve been making lemonades and iced tea’s for my siblings for a while. Now since I’ve got married my husband is the one gulping down my iced cold drinks. (Be safe and make sure you don’t drink too much cold beverages, he’s undergoing a bit of throat pain right now). Oops! I promise it’s not my fault, he loved them so much that I always had to have a pitcher of pre made tea in the refrigerator. Which is actually a brilliant idea, always make it ahead of time and that way when you’re thirsty you’re only seconds away from an amazing drink.
You can always substitute your flavored green teas, or the type of syrup you’re using. I’ve been using raspberry syrup and peach syrup all of the time. This is actually my first time trying to make a lemonade with huckleberry syrup, and it’s delicious! But you can use whatever kind you have locally 🙂
Ingredients for the lemonade:
- 2 peach green tea bags (or any flavor)
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 4 tbsp huckleberry syrup
- 2 lemons or limes (I use 1 lemon and 1 lime)
- 2-3 strawberries
- 1 mint leaves (optional)
- Place two tea bags in a cup. Add 1 cup of boiling water, and 2 tbsp of sugar. Stir and let it cool off for at least 5 minutes. (You don’t want it hot, it melts all the ice and it’s not as authentic)
- While the tea is cooling off, prepare everything else. Take a jar or pitcher, wherever your lemonade will be and add the 1 cup of ice. (If you want a pitcher just double all of the ingredients) I never actually use measurements for any of my drinks, but off course for you guys I’d make measurements 🙂
- Cut up your strawberries, the more the better! They always add that refreshing taste to your iced lemonades/teas.
- Slice your lemon and lime, squeeze them into your pitcher. Do you have a good lemon squeezer? If not, I promise to you I have the best one out there! (Not even exaggerating here)…Anna watched me squeeze lemons out and her reaction was “Woah! That is one sick squeezer!”
- Then add your huckleberry syrup, or your favorite type of syrup. Honestly, you can make iced tea lemonades without a syrup. I’ve been doing that until I bought my first raspberry syrup, and then followed by my peach, But I never went back to making them without syrups. It really DOES make a difference. But like I said, it is possible without syrup, just add extra sugar.
- When your tea is nice and cooled, pour it into the pitcher with the rest of the ingredients. You can adjust it, if you’re that type where it’s too sweet for you, add more water and ice. If you’re like me, and you love your lemonades nice and sweet then you might even add more syrup 🙂
Let me know what you think of this lemonade! I’d LOVE to hear all about your experiences 🙂 Here is a picture of me enjoying my iced tea lemonade… Oh and please don’t mind the paint on my hands, I was just painting some of my decor, which I might start sharing soon on my blog!