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Sweet Tea Lemonade


Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Servings: 8

Summer in the South is synonymous with a tall, icy-cold glass of sweet tea or lemonade. Prepare this Southern classic with grilled lemons to add a smoky twist. Photo credit: Monet Moutrie from Anecdotes and Apple Cores.


3 lemons

4 white peaches

4 cups water

2 tea bags

1 cup mint leaves

1 1/4 cups sugar

3 cups water


Grill lemon halves, cut-sides down, over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly charred. Grill peach wedges over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly charred. Set peaches aside. Squeeze juice from lemon halves to yield 1/2 cup juice.

Bring 4 cups water to boil in medium saucepan. Add tea bags and mint. Let steep 10 minutes. Discard tea bags and mint leaves. Add sugar; stir until dissolved.

Pour tea into large pitcher. Add 3 cups cold water and lemon juice; mix well. Add grilled peaches. Pour into ice-filled beverage glasses.

Nutritional Information:

Calories 156

Total Fat 0.00g 

Cholesterol 0.00mg 

Sodium 7mg 

Total Carbohydrate 38g 

Dietary Fiber 1g 

Protein 1g