Happy first day of summer, everyone! To celebrate, I’m bringing you a recipe for my favorite summer drink. I was first introduced to this delicious concoction through Starbucks - their black tea lemonade. It’s also known as an Arnold Palmer.
No matter what you call it, it’s delicious. I don’t know about you, but I find lemonade a little strong on it’s own. It’s yummy, of course, but not exactly thirst-quenching. This totally is. The tea mellows out the lemonade, it’s so perfect for these hot summer days.
I couldn’t find a recipe I liked, so I made up my own. It’s pretty easy, all your doing is making tea and lemonade and combining the two. I hope you enjoy!
Homemade Black Tea Lemonade
4 large black tea bags (or 6ish regular sized tea bags)
6 cups of water
1 cup sugar
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup lemon juice (from 4-6 lemons)
Bring 6 cups of water to boil, remove from heat, add tea bags and allow to steep for 10 minutes.
While the tea steeps, make your simple syrup: heat the water and sugar in a small saucepan until the sugar is completely dissolved. Meanwhile, juice your lemons.
Combine the lemon juice, simple syrup, and steeped tea in a pitcher. Stir! Refrigerate for about an hour.
If it’s too strong for you, just add some cold water!
Serve over ice, with stripey straws, if at all possible. :)