If you're looking for a refreshing drink that will cool you down on a hot day, look no further than iced tea lemonade! This delicious drink is easy to make and can be served chilled or over ice for a refreshing and thirst-quenching experience. Whether you're in the mood for a light drink or something more substantial, iced tea lemonade is sure to hit the spot. So what are you waiting for? Make some today!
I know you've all got fall on the brain, but I'm not exaggerating when I say we are finally having some summer weather around here. Here in Edmonton we hit the 30 degree mark um, once this year and we're scheduled for some high 20's to 30 degree action ALL WEEK. Geez, summer, what took you so long!?
Iced Tea Lemonade
So in honour of some last minute action, I'm soaking it all up with one of my fave summer drinks: the iced tea lemonade (aka an Arnold Palmer for you fancy southerners). I don't know what it is but there is something about an iced tea for this preggo girl that is SO satisfying. Those Starbucks Black Tea Lemonades just call my name. I figured I could easily make this at home cheaper, decaffeinated, and minus the cup full of ice they inevitably chuck in there (seriously, sometimes it's like two sips and it's gone!).
After searching around online I came up with my own hodge podge recipe that was pretty darn tasty.
Here's what you'll need:
- Black Tea of your choice (I used decaf earl grey)
- Lemonade of your choice (I used the frozen kind you mix with water)
- 3 - 4 tablespoons of sugar
- drink shaker
- fancy straw optional
Boil hot water and brew a pitcher tea. Add 3 - 4 tablespoons of sugar (or more if you have a real sweet tooth) while the tea is STILL HOT so it'll dissolve (you can also use a simple syrup for sweetness). Leave the tea bag in the water until the tea is room temperature for some nice strong tea. Once room temperature, move to the fridge to chill.
Make lemonade. Or if you bought the pre-made kind, hooray, you're done! Chill.
Once your ingredients are nice and chilly it's time to mix it all up!
Add ice to drink mixer and 2 parts tea to 1 part lemonade. Now, shake, shake, shake! Pour it into a glass and enjoy (preferably somewhere sunny).
And if you're one of those "fall people" and are ready for some hot drinks already you can check out my london fog recipe - I'll be out enjoying the sunshine 😉
Well, we hope you enjoyed reading about the health benefits of Iced Tea Lemonade. It not only boosts your energy levels but also keeps your body healthy and free from diseases. So don’t forget to add this tasty beverage in your list of must-drinks!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is lemonade healthier than iced tea?
Winner of Healthy Eating: Iced Tea. In either case, making your own versions of these well-known beverages is the best option. However, iced tea wins out due to its antioxidant content and the ability to enjoy the summertime beverage with little to no additional sugar.
When should we add ice to lemonade?
The lemonade should be given ice after the sugar has dissolved. Since the dissolving capacity of water decreases as the temperature rises, it is possible to dissolve more sugar before adding ice.
Is lemonade high in sugar?
51 g of sugar, or about the same as a 16 oz bottle of Coca-Cola, make up a medium-sized lemonade. A large has 300 calories, 15 mg of salt, 74 g of sugar, and other ingredients. Additionally, just because there aren't many components doesn't mean there aren't any carbohydrates present. A big weighs an enormous 78 g.