The Berry Best Homemade Lemonade Recipe!

The best homemade lemonade recipe starts with Red berry herbal tea!

My sister in law was in town visiting on a hot summer day and she had brought along some store bought lemonade mixed with herbal tea. That reminded me that I used to make a combination of red berry herbal tea with a red fruit juice.

What would be even better, I thought, would be a red berry herbal tea combined with some homemade lemonade! Yum! A real thirst quencher with the zing of lemon, not too sweet and the added tang and fun red color from the red berry flavour.

I set about making it when the temperature was at 30 C (86 F) And with the humidex 40 C (104F) for 4 days in a row.

I was expecting some cyclists to arrive to stay with me as I am a host with and I knew they'd appreciate it after a long day in the saddle on a fully loaded bicycle in the brutal heat.

Warmshowers is a cycling community that offers a free place to stay and a "warm shower" to fellow cyclists touring many countries. I used it when I toured Eastern Canada for 2 weeks and stayed with 2 families. What a great break from camping when you're on the road! Plus you get to meet the locals and learn all about the area.

I must say with a bit of tweaking my Berry Best Homemade Lemonade turned out amazing!

Here's the recipe, let me know what you think in the comments below!

Super Refreshing
Best Homemade Lemonade Recipe

  • 2 ½ cups boiling water
  • 6 Berry Herbal tea bags (=I used a combination of Celestial Seasonings Raspberry Zinger and Stash’s Wild Raspberry Hibiscus) Passion Tea from Tazo is also good, but any red berry tea will do
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (3-4 large lemons)
  • 2/3 cup raw sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups cold water

1.    Make the tea, allow to steep 15 minutes, remove tea bags and cool ( I put it in the freezer to speed up the process)
2.    Heat the sugar with 1 cup of the water to dissolve, cool. ( Again I used the freezer)
3.    Mix together with 2 more cups cold water

Serve with a lemon slice over ice.