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Sweet Tea Lemonade

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

All You MAY 2012

  • Yield: Serves 8
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Chill: 4 Hours
  • Total: 4 Hours, 20 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$.88


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 298
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 78g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 3mg

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