How to Sweeten Lemonade and Iced Tea

July 16, 2013 | By | Comments (6)

Basil Lemonade

Just a spoonful of simple syrup is all you need to sweeten your favorite lemonade or tea. Rather than reaching for the sugar bowl, which can leave sandy granules at the bottom of the glass, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of simple syrup for every teaspoon of sugar you’d normally use. Here’s how to mix up a quick batch:

1.  Combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat.

2. Stir often until the sugar has completely dissolved, 3-5 minutes.

3. Let cool, then add to your beverage as needed.

Store any extra syrup in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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COMMENTS

  1. Juana R. Cox (@JuanaRCox)

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    July 17, 2013 at 4:36 pm
  2. Juana R. Cox (@JuanaRCox)

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    July 17, 2013 at 4:37 pm
  3. gothicvalentine

    Thanks for the recipe. The local tea shop has a sugar syrup for iced teas. I bet this is what they use!

    July 17, 2013 at 10:56 pm
  4. Susan

    Add some mint leaves to your hot simple syrup! Yummmm….

    July 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm
  5. Eemma01

    This is just old fashioned Simple Syrup. I use the microwave to make mine.

    July 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm
  6. gerrittvw

    Sugar does not leave “sandy granules” in the bottom of your glass. That is simply undissolved sugar crystals left behind if you don’t stir thoroughly. Save yourself time, energy, a dirty saucepan, and refrigerator space, and stir your tea or lemonade well.

    July 23, 2013 at 2:46 pm

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