Hot afternoons out on the patio are within reach, so it’s time to add some bright, happy cocktails back into your roster. This refreshing cocktail would be great on a warm, Summer day served in a large pitcher to be shared amongst friends!
Limoncello Iced Tea with Lemon Ice Cubes
4 Tea Bags (I used Lemon Green Tea, but Regukar Orange Pekoe would work)
2 Lemons (1 sliced, 1 for rinds)
3/4 Cup Limoncello
1/4 Cup Simple Syrup (1 cup water, 1 cup organic cane sugar, boiled and cooled) – Optional for additional sweetness
For the Iced Tea
In a large pot, bring 1L of water with 1/2 sliced lemon to a boil. In a large shatterproof container, add the tea bags and pour in the hot water. Let steep for at least 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, (if you’re going for additional sweetness, pour in simple syrup at this point) stir and set aside in fridge to cool.
For the Ice Cubes
Taking the rind from one lemon, add to an ice cube tray and freeze.
To prepare the drink, add the tray of the lemon ice cubes and the remainder of Lemon slices to a large pitcher. Add Limoncello. Pour in the Iced Tea and fill to the top. Stir with a wooden spoon. Serve in a large, tall glass with a lemon slice as garnish (make sure each glass gets plenty of ice). Enjoy!