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Things are heating up, and I’m not just talking about the incessant chirping of our bug-eyed neighbors. With temperatures soaring into the 80s and even the 90s, it’s already feeling like it’s officially summer.  

My refreshing iced tea and lemonade drinks should cool you down on the hottest of days.

Try something new as my recipes add a little bit of twist to these summer staples!

Happy hydrating!

Lavender Sparkling Lemonade (7 Cups)

Enjoy the refreshing flavors of my lavender lemonade. Just like citrus and herbs, citrus and florals, pair well especially in sweeter recipes.

Ingredients

Simple Syrup

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon Lavender

Ingredients

Additional Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Liters Sparkling Lemon Water
  • ¼ Cup Lemon Juice (About 2-3 Medium Sized Lemons)
  • 3 Cups Ice

Directions

  • 1.  Add sugar, water and lavender to a medium sized pot. Stir and bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to lightly boil for 8-10 minutes. Strain liquid to separate out the lavender. Set liquid aside to cool. 
  • 2. Squeeze enough lemons to produce ¼ cup of lemon juice. 

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  • 3. Add about 3 cups of ice to a pitcher and add lemon juice, 8 tablespoons of simple syrup and sparkling lemon water. 
  • 4. Stir to mix and serve up to friends and family.

Blood Orange Green Tea (5 Cups)

My blood orange iced green tea is a unique but balanced drink. It relies on dark juicy blood oranges to brighten the earthy taste of your choice of favorite, caffeinated or decaffeinated, green tea variation. I use plain green tea in the recipe, but you can experiment with different flavors like jasmine or peach. 

Ingredients

Simple Syrup

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water

Additional Ingredients

  • 5 Tea Bags
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cup Blood Orange Juice (About 9 Medium Sized Oranges)
  • 5 Cups Ice

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Directions

  • 1. Bring 4 cups of water to boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Let steep for 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • 2. Add sugar and water to a medium sized pot. Stir and bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce heat and 2. allow to lightly boil for 7 minutes. Set liquid aside to cool. 
  • 4. Squeeze enough blood oranges to produce ½ cup of orange juice. 
  • 5. Add about 5 cups of ice to a pitcher and add tea, blood orange juice, and 10 tablespoons of simple syrup.
  • 6. Stir to mix and serve up to friends and family.

Check out other recipes on the Yoga District Blog!