Memorial Day weekend is the start of outdoor grilling season! Even an avid baker and cook like me loves stepping out in the Seattle sun to grill veggies, corn, meat, and burgers. What complements grilled chicken, burgers, and smoked ribs: a cold refreshing drink, like my homemade honey-green tea-lemonade! It is a sure crowd pleaser for anyone.
The best part? It's very simple to make and produce. Plus, with the green tea, it will give you a natural energy boost!
Honey Green Tea Lemonade: Yields 4 quarts
-In a large sauce pan (5 quarts), combine 4 quarts of water with 6 green tea bags. Let simmer, over medium heat, for 10 minutes. Stir.
-Add honey (any brand, any type) 1 cup at a time. If you like tea sweeter, you will have to add more.
-Add the zest and juice of 2 medium-sized lemons. Stir.
-Pour into a glass pitcher and chill in the fridge for 3 hours, or overnight.
-When serving, garnish with fresh strawberries. Enjoy!
This recipe is super easy to modify and add your own creative ingredients, such as using orange zest and juice instead of lemon, "half-ing" the recipe for a smaller crowd, adding fresh mint, adding fresh lemon and lime wedges, or adding a citrus liquor for an "adult" drink.
Happy baking and enjoy the sun!