A few years back I had the pleasure of working at Olney Theatre in Maryland with some of the most wonderful people. I have so many fond memories of helping to plan the annual gala, decorating the lobby, and the excitement of opening night parties. Don’t get me wrong, the gig did come with some stressful moments (mostly involving gala plans) but in the end, fun was always on the agenda. My favorite memory came from one of our daily trips to Starbucks. During the Summer that year I was introduced to Peach Green Tea Lemonade by my co-worker David…. and then my heart began to sing. As life went on and I began to cut artificial ingredients out of my diet, one of the first to go was my beloved Summer pick-me-up. Sadly, the peach syrup (like many) is made with artificial peach flavoring. So, it had to go. Still, I never stopped dreaming about the deliciousness that is a Peach Green Tea Lemonade. And, in fact, I’ve tried for years to replicate this nectar of the gods quite a few times with little success. Until now!

Here is my recipe for a more natural Peach Green Tea Lemonade.

Ingredients:

5 tea bags of green tea

1 tea bag of mint tea

1/8 c. peach nectar (check ingredients for high fructose corn syrup)

1/4 c. lemonade (I used Santa Cruz brand)

Half-gallon mason jar or pitcher

HOT water

Let’s get started…

Steep tea bags in hot water. I boiled water in a tea kettle, then let it cool for a minute before pouring into my half-gallon mason jar.

Allow tea to steep about an hour until it has reached room temperature.

Remove tea bags and pour tea into a quart size mason jar. I filled mine a little over half way.

Next, add the lemonade, peach nectar, and a few ice cubes.

Cover with lid and give a few shakes to stir things up.

Taste test to see if it is to your liking. I ended up adding an extra splash of peach nectar.

It’s that simple!

Now you should go find somewhere sunny to enjoy your yummy drink and soak up some vitamin D.