Must Drink: Iced Tea Lemonade

I know you've all got fall on the brain, but I'm not exaggerating when I say we are finally having some summer weather around here. Here in Edmonton we hit the 30 degree mark um, once this year and we're scheduled for some high 20's to 30 degree action ALL WEEK. Geez, summer, what took you so long!?

So in honour of some last minute action, I'm soaking it all up with one of my fave summer drinks: the iced tea lemonade (aka an Arnold Palmer for you fancy southerners). I don't know what it is but there is something about an iced tea for this preggo girl that is SO satisfying. Those Starbucks Black Tea Lemonades just call my name. I figured I could easily make this at home cheaper, decaffeinated, and minus the cup full of ice they inevitably chuck in there (seriously, sometimes it's like two sips and it's gone!).

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After searching around online I came up with my own hodge podge recipe that was pretty darn tasty.
Here's what you'll need:
- Black Tea of your choice (I used decaf earl grey)
- Lemonade of your choice (I used the frozen kind you mix with water)
- 3 - 4 tablespoons of sugar
- drink shaker
- ice
- fancy straw optional
Step One:
Boil hot water and brew a pitcher tea. Add 3 - 4 tablespoons of sugar (or more if you have a real sweet tooth) while the tea is STILL HOT so it'll dissolve (you can also use a simple syrup for sweetness). Leave the tea bag in the water until the tea is room temperature for some nice strong tea. Once room temperature, move to the fridge to chill.

Step Two:
Make lemonade. Or if you bought the pre-made kind, hooray, you're done! Chill.

Step Three:
Once your ingredients are nice and chilly it's time to mix it all up!

Add ice to drink mixer and 2 parts tea to 1 part lemonade. Now, shake, shake, shake! Pour it into a glass and enjoy (preferably somewhere sunny).

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And if you're one of those "fall people" and are ready for some hot drinks already you can check out my london fog recipe - I'll be out enjoying the sunshine ;)

Christine

11 comments:

  1. This looks so good - love the photographs, too! :)

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  2. Enjoy the nice weather!! I'm hoping summer makes a re-appearance here in Toronto soon...I love ice tea lemonades - they call them Arnold Palmer's in the US and I had one in Chicago this past weekend! Great mix with real iced tea.

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  3. I think we need to make the Arnold Palmer more popular in Canada!

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  4. This sounds delicious and I always love the pretty light in your photos. Glad you guys are getting summer weather there, we dipped right into chilly fall temps over the weekend!

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  5. YUM-I love a good Arnold Palmer! And I admit to always asking for 1/2 ice when I get something cold at Starbucks!

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  6. Yay for summer in Edmonton! Congrats girlie. You guys deserve it out there...you've had a rough go of it. We had a scorcher today too - +28/30 or something like that. I could have used one of these drinks. The photos are amazing...you're so talented...love the way you styled these pretty bevies :) xo

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  7. Ohh, pretty straw, too! I love lemonade and lemonade teas. Yum. My problem is I tend to overindulge and then, well, there's none left for the partner!

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  8. Its so crazy how you are just getting summer! It is gone here:( Luckily I love fall.
    This is right up my alley since I am a sweet tea addict!
    Happy weekend!!
    Anna

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  9. Eeek! This sounds so delicious :) And London Fog's are pretty much the tastiest dirnk ever. Off to check out that recipe too, Christine! xoxo

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  10. Genius! Love it...trying it tomorrow!

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