Lemon Ginger Iced Green Tea with Honey
Lemon ginger iced green tea is a refreshing twist on a favorite summer drink. An easy lemon ginger simple syrup uses honey to flavor and sweeten multiple batches to your liking.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 (see note)
For the Lemon Ginger Syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/3 cup peeled and sliced fresh ginger, approximately (or more)
- 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 4 lemons)
- Lemon peel from about 2 lemons
For the Iced Green Tea:
- 6 cups water
- 6 green tea bags
For the syrup:
Stir together water, granulated sugar, and honey in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Let it come to a simmer. Once sugar has dissolved completely, remove from heat and add ginger, lemon juice and lemon peel. Stir, and let syrup cool to room temperature. Once cooled, pour syrup through a strainer to remove the ginger/lemon peel and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
The lemon ginger syrup recipe yields approximately 2 cups, of which you won't use all of it for one batch of iced tea. Refrigerate the leftover syrup to use in future batches (or cocktails!)
This recipe yields approximately 1 1/2 quarts of iced green tea, which I'm calling 6 servings. Nutritional info is an estimate based on using one-quarter of the lemon ginger simple syrup in 6 servings. You should be able to get 24 servings of this iced tea out of one batch of simple syrup, but will vary depending on how sweet you like your tea.
Serving: 1cup | Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.2g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 13mg | Sugar: 10.1g