It always baffles me that citrus season falls during the darkest days of Winter, as I can't think of a more quintessentially Summer drink than lemonade or its tea-spiked cousin the Arnold Palmer. Mellow and refreshing, it's the perfect beverage for poolside sipping, alfresco dinners, or even packed into a bottle for a romantic picnic.
So cut your seasonal eating some slack and make like the eponymous golfer by cooling down from within with each sip of this plucky beverage.
Keep reading for the refreshing recipe.
What's your go-to drink on a scorching Summer day?
From Nicole Perry, YumSugar
- Stir together the iced tea, lemon juice, simple syrup, and water in a pitcher.
- Pour over ice and garnish each glass with a lemon wheel.
Makes approximately one quart.
- Like many beverages, this is a very loose recipe and can be adjusted to personal taste. If you'd like a supertart version, simply increase the lemon juice to 3/4 cup or, for a more mellow blend, increase the water to one cup.
- To make a John Daly, replace part of the water with vodka, to taste.