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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Drinks, Tea
- About 1 quart