I always relate summertime to really craving amazing, refreshing beverages…like this half iced tea/half lemonade concoction made famous by pro-golfer Arnold Palmer! His canned version has some iffy ingredients (high fructose corn syrup, anyone?) and it’s more fun and fulfilling to make it on your own anyway! Just brew up some strong, unsweetened black tea and mix with some fresh lemonade, 1:1. Delish! For making lemonade, you would usually make a simple syrup with water and a ton of refined sugar…bit too unhealthy for me! Try making simple syrup with honey, agave nectar or perhaps maple syrup? I wonder how that would taste…maple lemonade…hmm…
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup sweetener of choice (raw honey, agave nectar, etc)
- ~about 1 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice (it took us about 9 lemons!)
- ~about 4 cups of cold water (+/- depending on how tart you like it! I enjoy it very strong! taste it as you go…)
In a small saucepan, mix water and sweetener over medium heat, stirring constantly. Heat until bubbling and fully mixed. Set aside.
Squeeze yer lemons! Add lemon juice, simple syrup, and cold water to a pitcher and stir stir stir! You now have lemonade! Splendid.