Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Harget
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
5 Mins
Steep Time
10 Mins
Makes 8 cups

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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Ratings & Reviews

Mdyson's Review

August 22, 2014

ArleenPonce's Review

June 22, 2014
Love Love Love it.... It is a staple in my refrigerator now during the hot summer months! It def. makes everyone who drinks it wanna relax and savor every sip! This is our second summer with it and my family requests it,,,

EchoJuly28's Review

May 08, 2013

AuntieJOJO's Review

August 24, 2012

Chicagokiter76's Review

July 30, 2012
Very tasty and refreshing. Recommend swapping out 1 cup of water for a 2nd cup of vodka, and cutting the sugar down to 1/3 cup for a bit less sweetness.

nickelndime's Review

July 30, 2012
Delicious! I do think the amount of added sugar could be reduced though.

EVC7599's Review

July 19, 2010
Perfect drink on a hot summer day! Not too sweet and amazingly flavorful! Don't skip the mint or the lemon/lime/orange slices, they make the drink!

lucky77's Review

June 16, 2010
Delicious and easy! I have served this to two different people, and they both said that it is very "refreshing." My new favorite summer drink!

Amyag98's Review

March 25, 2010
I've made this recipe twice for parties, and it was very well liked by all who tried it, so I made it again today for a luncheon I'm attending tomorrow. I'm not usually a fan of any tea with sweetener, but this is great!

fwsally's Review

August 14, 2009
Excellent. I added a Tbsp of orange flavored vodka to a glass for my "grown up" version.