Earl Grey Lemonade

Flavored lemonades are a big trend these days, with anything from coconut to lavender popping up both in stores and in the home kitchen. This earl grey lemonade may be a new favorite for the summer.

Earl Grey Lemonade

For Lent this year, I gave up ice cream and frozen yogurt. And it proved a lot more difficult than I’d originally thought. I realize it is meant to be a sacrifice and that my difficulty in avoiding frozen yogurt is not nearly the sacrifice it should be. But in retrospect, I’m really glad I didn’t give up coffee like I’d originally planned. Maybe it would have made me a better person, sacrificing something difficult, improving my faith. But for the rest of the world, me giving up coffee would have been awful. Sorry but it is a fact.

Either way, I started thinking about what I might turn to had I given up coffee. Tea is always a sufficient stand-in. And when the weather started heating up, I knew there must be lemonade, my all-time favorite warm weather drink. I could guzzle Arnold Palmers by the gallon but why not mix things up a little? Instead of a classic lemon iced tea, I went with earl grey instead. Earl grey lemonade was born.

It’s a little sweet, a little tart, a little smoky. The summer drink. And ok, so it’s not summer yet. And maybe some of us were graced with hail and sleet yesterday. But pour yourself a glass of this and dream about the upcoming summer.

Earl Grey Lemonade
Recipe type: drinks
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Serves: 4

  • 3 lemons (approximately 1 cup juice)
  • 2 cups Earl Grey tea, brewed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 cups water

  1. Juice the lemons and pass the juice through a fine mesh strainer to remove any pulp. Set aside.
  2. Combine tea and sugar has fully dissolved. Pour into a pitcher.
  3. Pour lemon juice into the pitcher with the tea.
  4. Top with four cups of water. Place in the fridge until cold.


9 thoughts on “Earl Grey Lemonade

  1. I’m a huge fan of flavored lemonades! I just made some cherry lemonade that I’ll be posting sometime soon. Your Earl Grey version sounds fantastic. Earl Grey has such a bold, distinctive flavor and I can imagine it holding up well to the tangy citrus flavors.

    I had to chuckle at your comment regarding coffee. A few months back, I was out shopping and saw a decorative sign that said, “I drink coffee for your benefit.” Haha, so true! Coffee is good for the protection of those around us.

  2. Oh I love this! I can drink arnold palmers all day too … but I love this spin with the earl grey! I am definitely making this over the summer … or at least once it stays warm (we had to turn our heat back on! madness!).

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