For reasons I can’t fully understand, if you show up at a 4th of July barbecue with pitchers of freshly-squeezed lemonade, you’ll be greeted and revered; but if you show up with the same pitchers of freshly-made green tea lemonade, people will actually flip out.
Why is green tea lemonade far more exciting than regular lemonade? It is a mystery to me as well.
But that’s what happened the day before yesterday at a friend’s Fourth of July party.
Along with other food items I was asked to bring lemonade.
I thought about bringing Cherry Lemonade, Peach Mint Lemonade, Blueberry Lemonade or just regular yellow pale lemonade. But then I thought about this Green Tea Lemonade — I make all the time — and how delicious and simple to make it is.
I gave it a shot.
And you know what?
This Green Tea Lemonade can’t decide what it wants to be.
Is it iced tea? No. Is it green tea? No. Is it lemonade? No.
It’s all of these and at the same time it’s superior to each of its individual components.
The flavors blend without clashing and their combination is memorable.
In other words this is a pretty spectacular drink.
It hits the spot with its sweet-tart combination and hydrates at the same time.
Refreshing, oh so delicious, and so very simple to make.
The perfect thirst quencher for those long hot days of summer!
Green Tea Lemonade Print this recipe!
2 cups boiling water
¾ cup sugar (I used coconut sugar)
4 bags green tea
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 cups cold water
Ice to taste
Discard tea bags and give a good stir, making sure that sugar has completely dissolved.
Add lemon juice and cold water and stir well.
Take a taste and if it’s too tart add more sugar to taste.
Strain into a large pitcher and refrigerate (if you like your lemonade with the pulp, don’t strain it.)
When ready to serve, pour into ice filled glasses garnished with a couple of lemon slices and a mint sprig.
One serving yields 79 calories, 0 grams of fat, 21 grams of carbs, and 0 grams of protein.