Sweet Tea Lemonade
Sweet Tea Lemonade is a gluten free, fodmap friendly, and vegan beverage. This recipe makes 8 servings with 301 calories, 0g of protein, and 0g of fat each. This recipe covers 2% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. A mixture of sugar, lemon, mint, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 4 hours and 20 minutes. This recipe is typical of Southern cuisine.
Mix sugar and 3 cups water in a pan and bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Turn off heat; stir in lemon slices and mint. Allow to cool, then strain.
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
Place tea bags in a bowl; pour water over and let steep for 10 minutes.
In another bowl, mix lemon juice with 3 cups water.
Combine syrup, tea and lemon mixture. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours.
Serve over ice, garnished with additional lemon slices and mint sprigs, if desired.
Recommended wine: Riesling, Sparkling Wine, Zinfandel
Riesling, Sparkling Wine, and Zinfandel are great choices for Southern. In general, there are a few rules that will help you pair wine with southern food. Food-friendly riesling or sparkling white wine will work with many fried foods, while zinfandel is great with barbecued fare. The Domaine Leseurre Dry Cuvee Classique Riesling with a 4.8 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 23 dollars per bottle.
Domaine Leseurre Dry Cuvee Classique RieslingDomaine Leseurre’s Riesling juice is fermented 100% in stainless tanks. While on its lees, the wine is hand-stirred (bâtonnage sur lies) once per month, for 11 months. This process develops an additional complexity of flavors and aromas. This dry Riesling has scents of citrus blossoms and lemon zest, layered on the palate with hints of pear. This riesling pairs well with trout amandine, raw oysters and is a lovely aperitif.