One of the hottest beverages during the summer is half lemonade, half ice tea. I’ve been serving that up for many years.
But its not easy finding time to brew a gallon of tea. I hear you! On the other hand, all of the premixed teas, and lemonades have stuff we don’t want.
I always make my own lemonade. 1 cup lemon juice, 1 cup sugar (I use just under), to 1/2 gallon cold water. Simple.
Just don’t use cheap lemon juice. Either squeeze real lemons, or use ReaLemon juice. And make sure that your sugar is pure cane sugar. If it doesn’t say that on the container, it is made from GMO sugar beets. For the best results, use the best ingredients. It really does make a difference.
We’ve just recently tried Tradewinds Slow Brewed Sweet Tea. It contains water, black tea, sugar, caramel coloring, and citric acid. I can live with that, can’t you?
Fill your glass halfway with tea, and the rest of the way with the lemonade.
You may see the Tradewinds half and half. We tried it. Its not as good as our recipe.
Another favorite is to take a glass of that lemonade and add a shot of UV Blue.