Come one, come all! All sweet tea lovers are welcome here today for a new twist to the old Southern classic you hold so dear. Who’s feeling adventurous and ready to try Citrus Sweet Tea?
I’m from the South, and if you live in the South, you won’t find anything as refreshing as a cool glass of sweet tea on a hot summer’s day. Well, not until you discover Citrus Sweet Tea, that is! While some may argue there’s no way to dress up the perfect Southern classic of sweet iced tea, I beg to differ. Think of this recipe as lemonade meets sweet tea. This flavorful beverage is reminiscent of an Arnold Palmer and will satisfy your thirst during the hot days of summer ahead.
Ready to get creative and upgrade your sweet tea? Here’s how you make a gallon of Citrus Sweet Tea.
6 C water
2 family sized tea bags
6 tb of sugar
Juice of 2 lemons
Lemon and lime slices
In a large saucepan bring your water and sugar to a boil. Add your tea bags and reduce your heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set it to the side for 1 hour. Pour the tea into a pitcher. Add in lemon juice and stir to combine. Add sliced fruits. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice.
Print out the recipe below and you’ll be ready to wet your whistle with Citrus Sweet Tea in no time! Perhaps you could just come over to my place and I’ll share mine with you. I have plenty to share because I’m still trying to convince my Midwestern hubby to enjoy a glass of sweet tea. If you have any tips on how I can convert him to the love of sweet tea, I’m all ears!
Citrus Sweet Tea
- 6 C water
- 2 family sized tea bags
- 6 tb of sugar
- Juice of 2 lemons
- Lemon and lime slices
- In a large saucepan bring your water and sugar to a boil.
- Add tea bags and reduce your heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and set it to the side for 1 hour.
- Pour the tea into a pitcher. Add in lemon juice and stir to combine. Add sliced fruits.
- Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice.