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Sweet Tea Lemonade
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Sweet Tea Lemonade

Summer in the South is synonymous with a tall, icy-cold glass of sweet tea or lemonade. Prepare this Southern classic with grilled lemons to add a smoky twist. Photo credit: Monet Moutrie from Anecdotes and Apple Cores.

  • 15m

    prep time

  • 6m

    Cook Time

  • 164

    Calories

  • 8

    Ingredients

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Ingredients

8

Servings

  • 3 lemons, halved crosswise
  • 4 ripe white peaches, quartered Substitutions available
    • ripe nectarines, quartered
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 family-size tea bags, or 6 regular tea bags
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh fresh mint leaves
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract

Instructions

  • Grill lemon halves, cut-sides down, over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly charred. Grill peach wedges over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly charred. Set peaches aside. Squeeze juice from lemon halves to yield 1/2 cup juice.

  • Bring 4 cups water to boil in medium saucepan. Add tea bags and mint. Let steep 10 minutes. Discard tea bags and mint leaves. Add sugar; stir until dissolved.

  • Pour tea into large pitcher. Add 3 cups cold water, lemon juice and extract; mix well. Add grilled peaches. Pour into ice-filled beverage glasses.

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