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.