Tuesday Tiger Tonic

As summer is drawing to a close, "Toomer's" Lemonade Iced Tea is this Tuesday's Tiger Tonic. Simple, yet so refreshing, fix up a batch of this drink for your next bbq, tailgate, or trip to the lake.

For those of you who prefer a stronger libation... stir in a cup of bourbon or cup of dark spiced rum to give your tea a little kick!

Lemonade Iced Tea

  • 3 cups water
  • family-size tea bags
  • (1-oz.) package fresh mint leaves (about 1 cup loosely packed)
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 (6-oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • Garnish: fresh citrus slices
  • Preparation
  • 1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan. Remove from heat, add tea bags, and stir in fresh mint. Cover and steep 10 minutes.
  • 2. Remove and discard tea bags and mint. Stir in sugar until dissolved.
  • 3. Pour tea into a 3-qt. container, and stir in 4 cups cold water and lemonade concentrate. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired. (recipe from Southern Living July 2009)

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