I’m a big fan (huge actually) of fresh, homemade, lemonade and brewed iced tea. But, since there are only two of us, it doesn’t make sense to make a big pitcher.
Whether you’re enjoying time in the barn, lounging in the garden or just running to town for errands, spring is a great time to enjoy a batch of good old fashioned refreshment.
Quart mason jars (with lids)
black tea bags or flavored tea bags
Fresh mint or lemon verbena from the garden
I just pour hot water from a kettle into room-temperature jars with black tea-bag and let it cool on the kitchen counter. Then I drop in a lemon slice and a bit of sugar, some ice, a sprig of mint and sit it in the fridge alongside the jars of lemonade.
4 cups water
8 cups sugar
71/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice