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 www.warmshowers.org 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!
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.