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Sweet Tea Lemonade

Photo: Ryan Benyi
Prep time 20 mins
Chill time 4 hrs
Total time 4 hrs, 20 mins
Yield

Serves 8

This summer refresher combines the best of both worlds: sweet iced tea and tart lemonade.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 4 large sprigs mint
  • 8 black tea bags
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 4 large lemons)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 298
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 78 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • sodium 3 mg

How to Make It

  1. Mix sugar and 3 cups water in a pan and bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Turn off heat; stir in lemon slices and mint. Allow to cool, then strain.

  2. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Place tea bags in a bowl; pour water over and let steep for 10 minutes. Remove and discard bags. Let tea cool.

  3. In another bowl, mix lemon juice with 3 cups water.

  4. 4, Combine syrup, tea and lemon mixture. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours. Serve over ice, garnished with additional lemon slices and mint sprigs, if desired.