Iced tea, lemonade make a tangy summer combo

  • Tue Jun 19th, 2012 9:41am
  • Life

Lemonade and iced tea are two of the most refreshing summer beverages. Mixed together they offer the best of both beverages.

This punch uses a base of black and mint teas combined with freshly squeezed citrus juices and a touch of sugar to create the perfect barbecue accompaniment.

— Alison Ladman, Associated Press

Orange-lemon-lime tea-ade

8bags black tea

4bags mint tea

6cups boiling water

3/4cup sugar

Ice

Juice of 4 oranges

Juice of 2 lemons

Juice of 2 limes

In a 1-gallon pitcher, combine the black tea bags, mint tea bags and boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the tea bags, squeezing them over the pitcher to extract as much liquid as possible.

Add the sugar, stirring until it is dissolved. Stir in the orange, lemon and lime juices, then add enough ice to fill the pitcher.

Makes 16 servings. Per serving: 35 calories; 0 calories from fat (0 percent of total calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrate; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 0 mg sodium.