Summer Cocktail: Green Tea Lemonade

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and the Summer Liquid Concoction Laboratory® has reopened. Following our earlier experiments in crafting a iced coffee for those hot-and-humid mornings and bourbon limeade for the evening, all of which are served in Mason jars, we have developed a new Green Tea Lemonade.



  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup (4 fluid ounces) lemon juice
  • 3½ cup (28 fluid ounces) brewed, unsweetened green tea
  • 3 cup (24 fluid ounces) water

First you need to brew some green tea. I was cheap and simply brewed four bags of Trader Joe’s Green Tea ($1.99 per box of 48 bags). That yielded 32 ounces of hot green tea, You need only brew for about 3½ minutes.

Add ingredients into a half-gallon (64-ounce) jar, such as a big Mason jar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. (If you brewed the tea like I did, you’ll have plenty of hot water that will make it easier to dissolve the sugar.) Refrigerate for about two hours, or overnight, until it is comfortably cold.

Serve over ice into—what else?—a pint-sized mason jar.

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