Sweet Tea Lemonade

Sweet Tea Lemonade Recipe
Photo: Ryan Benyi
This summer refresher combines the best of both worlds: sweet iced tea and tart lemonade.


Serves 8

Cost per Serving:

Total time: 4 Hours, 20 Minutes

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Chill: 4 Hours
Total: 4 Hours, 20 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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, 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.

May 2012
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