Meyer Lemon Sweet Tea

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This Meyer Lemon Sweet Tea is a tangy, sweet, and refreshing drink that would make any lover Arnold Palmers smile.

Meyer lemons are the love child of oranges and lemons. Sweet, mild tartness and tons of flavor. Meyer lemons have a small season in January, so when there available spend that extra nickel to get them. When there out of season just use lemons.

Meyer Lemonade Sweet Tea

Meyer Lemon Sweet Tea Cooking tips:

Use organic cane sugar, it’s sweeter and less refined. Buy lemons that are firm but soft enough to squeeze. If you need to soften a lemon, pop it in the microwave for 5 seconds. Make a sugar rim, take a slice of lemon and rub around the rim of the glass, the roll glass in sugar.

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Can you make ahead?

Fridge: Absolutely, I make a pitcher in the fridge and I add ice, right before serving.

Meyer Lemonade Sweet Tea

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Substitution Options:

Regular lemons work as a great substitute for meyer lemons.

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Recipe:

Meyer Lemonade Sweet Tea

Meyer Lemon Sweet Tea

Kenneth Temple
Meyer lemons are the love child of oranges and lemons. Sweet, mild tartness and tons of flavor. Meyer lemons have a small season in January, so when there available spend that extra nickel to get them. When there out of season just use lemons.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 8 persons
Calories 386 kcal

Equipment

  • 4 quart pot
  • gallon pitcher
  • Dry Measuring Cup
  • Chef knife
  • Cutting board

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ice tea bags
  • 1 gallon water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 trays of ice cubes
  • Juice of 6 Meyer lemons
  • 1 Meyer lemon sliced thin
  • 6 sprigs mint

Instructions
 

  • Turn the heat on medium in a medium pot add the 4 bags of ice tea, ½ gallon of water and sugar bring to a simmer and turn off once sugar dissolves about 18 minutes, allow the tea bags too steep for 5 minutes.
  • In a gallon pitcher, add remaining water, ice and lemon juice, stir once or twice, then slowly pour in warm sweet tea, stir to combine. Serve in individual tall glasses filled with ice, garnish with lemon slices and mint.

Notes

Recipe Tips:
  • Use organic cane sugar, it’s sweeter and less refined.
  • Buy lemons that are firm but soft enough to squeeze.
  • If you need to soften a lemon, pop it in the microwave for 5 seconds.
  • Make a sugar rim, take a slice of lemon and rub around the rim of the glass, the roll glass in sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 386kcalCarbohydrates: 100gProtein: 0.03gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.001gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.004gSodium: 25mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 100gVitamin A: 32IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword lemonade, sweet tea,
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5 thoughts on “Meyer Lemon Sweet Tea”

  1. 5 stars
    This meyer lemon sweet tea recipe and vodka have been my go to after cutting the grass on Friday evenings this summer.

  2. 5 stars
    My family can’t get enough. Recipe was very easy to follow . I now make it weekly with Sunday dinner per family request.

  3. 5 stars
    Bought some Meyers Lemons just to make this recipe, I have some Blueberry Tea, which I think will go awesome with this. Love the recipes.

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