Ginger Iced Green Tea Lemonade
Nothing goes together like cold drinks and summertime. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this ginger green iced tea lemonade pairs subtle notes of citrus with the warm spice of ginger. It’s the perfect morning pick-me-up or late afternoon patio cooler and couldn’t be easier to whip up! If you’re in need of an option without refined sugar, honey is a great substitute.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Ready in: 2-3 hours
Yields: 4-6 servings
- 7 cups (64oz) water
- 1oz (~4 inches) fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
- 4-6 Pure Leaf Iced Green Tea with Citrus teabags
- 1 cup lemon juice (4-5 freshly squeezed lemons)
- 1 cup white sugar OR 2/3 cup honey
- To serve: 2 cups ice
- To serve: 4-6 orange wheels (optional)
1. Peel the ginger, slice into thin strips and set aside. Tip: Slicing ginger maximizes the flavor while still allowing you to remove the pieces when they’re done steeping. If desired, grate the peeled ginger instead.
2. In a large pot, boil 4 cups of water over medium heat.
3. Add 4-6 Pure Leaf Iced Green Tea with Citrus teabags to the boiling water—the more tea bags you add, the stronger your tea will be. Add sliced ginger.
4. Reduce heat to low. Steep teabags and ginger in hot water for 2 minutes. For a stronger brew, steep over low heat for 3-5 minutes. Remove both using a slotted spoon.
5. Turn off heat. While the tea is still hot, add 1 cup of sugar and stir until dissolved. Tip: If desired, swap out the 1 cup of sugar for 2/3 cup of honey.
6. Next, add 1 full cup of lemon juice – freshly squeezed is preferred but bottled will do. For reference, you can expect to get about a ¼ cup of juice from a medium-sized lemon, so 4-5 lemons should do the trick.
7. Add the final 3 cups of cold water and allow to cool, then transfer to a heat-safe pitcher and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
8. Once cool, pour your fresh Ginger Green Iced Tea Lemonade over ice, garnish with an orange wheel and drink all summer long!