Iced Tea and Lemonade Recipes

It wouldn't be summer without a refreshing sip of iced tea or lemonade. Drink them during the day or turn them into cocktails for a party.

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Lemonade and Iced Tea Twists    

Skip store-bought mix and make these homemade twists on the summertime classics with freshly squeezed lemon juice or freshly brewed tea.

Rosemary-Infused Lemonade

Marcela steeps rosemary in boiling water to give her agave-sweetened lemonade a refreshing twist.

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Mule-ade

A traditional Moscow Mule mixes vodka with lime, sugar and ginger beer (the classic cocktail was devised in the 1940s by a producer of ginger beer). We give ours more depth and zip by infusing maple syrup with fresh ginger and adding club soda for bubbles.

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Blackberry Lemonade

Muddle blackberries with homemade simple syrup then stir in fresh lemon juice and water for a fruity take on classic lemonade.

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Earl Grey Tea and Blueberry Spritzer

Just five simple ingredients make this sophisticated and beautiful summer drink. The iced tea and simple syrup can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to a week. Keep them on hand, then just pop open a bottle of sparkling wine and mix the drinks when guests arrive.

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Mint Limeade

Combine muddled lime and mint leaves with lemon juice for a lime-lemon combo.

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Grilled Arnold Palmer Cocktail

The unboozy Arnold Palmer-named after the golfer-is a mix of half lemonade and half iced tea. We kept the tea and added grilled-lemon lemonade and a shot of bourbon for a sophisticated, not-too-sweet take on this favorite summer drink. 

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Prickly Pear Iced Tea

Why pick one when you can have both? This refreshing beverage combines iced tea and lemonade with prickly pear syrup. The syrup is available at most speciality food stores, but other fruit syrups work as substitutes.

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Watermelon Lemonade Slushie

This slushie is as beautiful as it is refreshing. Fresh basil is the secret ingredient: We steep it in a simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water), then remove it before blending the slushie, so it adds a subtle herbaceous note. 

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