Favorite summertime drink? Lemonade, by far. Favorite tea? Green. So I thought, why not mix them? Turns out I am not the first person to come up with this yummy combination and I didn't really expect that. I am not all that creative when it comes to food and drink, but I decided to try making it anyways. And the results are divine! The perfect cool, refreshing beverage for a hot summer day. Want to try it yourself? Here's what you need...
- 4 tablespoons raw sugar (add 1 or 2 tablespoons more if you like extra sweet tea)
- 3 green tea bags
- 2 1/2 cups of water
- 1/2 cup of lemon juice
I started out by juicing 2 large lemons to get my half cup of pure lemon juice. You could also use lemon juice concentrate, though I prefer the fresher taste of juiced lemons.
Set juice aside and pour a cup of water in a small pan on the stove. Once the water begins to simmer, slowly add your sugar and stir continuously until the sugar has dissolved. Next add your 3 tea bags and steep for 5 minutes.
Remove tea from stove top and mix together with your lemon juice. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups of water to the mix, stir and refrigerate until it is cold. And you're done! This recipe makes about 2 servings worth of lemonade.