California Iced Tea

Thursday, August 20, 2009

We had this drink in Baltimore in May and I fell in love with it. This iced tea/lemonade mixture a nice refreshing drink on a hot day. If you want to spice it up a little, just add a shot of vodka to your glass.

You can use any type of regular tea for this recipe. I used Earl Grey Tea and it tasted great.

California Iced Tea

3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemons (about 5 lemons)
4 tea bags
8 cups of water (4 c. hot and 4 c. cold)
1/2 cup sugar

Boil 4 cups of water and add tea bags. Let them sit for about 10 minutes. Remove tea bags and let tea cool.

Juice lemons and add to a big pitcher. Pour 4 cups of cold water and sugar to pitcher. Stir. When tea has cooled, add to pitcher. Refrigerate for at least an hour or until cold.

Serve with ice and a slice of lemon.


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Cooking Mama said...

Lovely picture!

All About Kay Little said...

these sound so good...I can't wait to make them!

angelia McGowan said...

I like the vodka idea, nice addition!

Cookin' Canuck said...

I do love iced tea with lemon. This sounds so refreshing!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I love iced tea with lots of lemon! Beautiful picture, too! :)