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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Harget Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Harget

Lemonade Iced Tea

Similar to an Arnold Palmer, this refreshing drink combines two summer favorites—lemonade and iced tea. Turn this into a cocktail by adding bourbon or spiced dark rum.

Southern Living JULY 2009

  • Yield: Makes 8 cups
  • Cook time: 5 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Steep: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 family-size tea bags
  • 1 (1-oz.) package fresh mint leaves (about 1 cup loosely packed)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 (6-oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • Garnish: fresh citrus slices

Preparation

1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan. Remove from heat, add tea bags, and stir in fresh mint. Cover and steep 10 minutes.

2. Remove and discard tea bags and mint. Stir in sugar until dissolved.

3. Pour tea into a 3-qt. container, and stir in 4 cups cold water and lemonade concentrate. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.

Bourbon-Lemonade Iced Tea: Prepare recipe as directed, and stir in 1 cup bourbon. Makes 9 cups.

Spiced Dark Rum-Lemonade Iced Tea: Prepare recipe as directed, and stir in 1 cup spiced dark rum. Makes 9 cups.

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