This Recipes Roundup page contains lots of Drink Recipes. They are Frugal and Easy to Make Drinks (non-alcoholic), Party Punch and Smoothie Recipes.
Homemade lemonade is so delicious, especially on a hot summer day. We have a Meyer Lemon tree that gives us sweeter juice than our Lisbon lemon tree. This recipe is made with Meyer lemons, but you can use a more tart lemon variety and add more sugar to suit your taste.
- 2 Cups Meyer Lemon Juice
- 1 ½ Cups White Sugar
- 8 Cups Water
Makes 80 ounces (a little more than ½ gallon)
- Squeeze the juice from the lemons, and add sugar. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Add water and ice. Serve and enjoy.
- Options: You can slice a lemon to float in your pitcher, or you can add sprigs of mint.
Creating delicious iced tea combinations is a snap with these 10 tried and true recipes from tea loving friends.
1) Simple Iced Tea with Lemon
4 regular tea bags in ½ gallon of water. Serve with lemon slices.
Submitted by Donna B.
2) Drink Recipes – Mint Tea
Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
Add 6 tea bags and a handful of mint leaves. Let Steep for several hours. Strain and pour condensed tea into a gallon pitcher and fill with cold water.
Submitted by Amy S.
3) Light Orange Spiced Tea
Put 6 bags of decaf Green Tea and 3 bags of decaf Constant Comment into a pot to boil.
Turn off the heat when it comes to a boil and leave the tea uncovered to cool down. This makes 1 gallon of light, orangy-spiced tea. Option: Add ¾ cup of Stevia to sweeten.
Submitted by Martha H.
4) Peach Mango or Blueberry Peach Tea
I like Tea Forte Peach Mango Tea. 7 tea bags to 1 gallon of water.
Also, Blueberry (4 tea bags) and Peach (3 or 4 tea bags) are yummy mixed together.
Submitted by Ann S.
5) Ginger Peach Tea
Ginger Peach decaf tea from the Republic of Tea is delicious. I buy in bulk and mix the equivalent of 7 tea bags per gallon of boiled water.
Submitted by Jammie H.
6) Simple Tea Properly Steeped
Boil your water in a metal pot, but transfer to a glass or plastic container for making the tea—1 gallon of water to 3 regular tea bags. Leave the tea bags in the water for 3 minutes or less—longer steeping brings bitterness. Sweeten as desired with sugar.
Submitted by Susan R.
7) Berry Lemon Tea Combinations
Some of my favorite tea combinations are any of the berry types with lemon tea bags ( (Raspberry, Cherry, Blueberry, Strawberry). Boil one gallon of water and then add 4 or 5 berry tea bags and 3 lemon tea bags. This makes a delicious decaf herb tea that does not need to be sweetened.
Submitted by Annette E.
8) Favorite Flavored Teas
Some great flavors of herb teas that make delicious cold drinks are Passion, Pomegranate, Lavender, Orange Chocolate, Orange/Cinnamon & Cloves, Rose and Pear White Tea by Revolution. I use 7 tea bags per gallon of boiled water.
Submitted by Nancy G.
9) Lemonade or Orange Soda Flavored Teas
Put about a quart of water in a saucepan. Add a 1-gallon sized Lipton Tea Bag (bought at Sam’s Club or 4 family-sized tea bags). Bring water to nearly boiling and turn off heat. Let the tea steep in the water for 10 to 15 minutes. Put 1 cup of sugar in a plastic or gallon sized container and add hot tea from the saucepan. Fill the container with water and any of the following to complete a gallon: fresh lemon slices, orange soda or lemonade for different flavors.
Submitted by Carla P.
10) Peach Tea
I use 4 bags of peach tea and 2 regular tea bags for one gallon of water
Submitted by Donna G.
Words can’t describe how refreshing and different this punch recipe is. When we first heard about it, we thought, oh (yawn) another lemonade recipe. How wrong we were. This is lemonade with attitude – it’s got spunk and sparkle – and lots of flavor. You’ve got to try it.
- 2 Cups Dry Country Time Lemonade powder
- OR Variation: 2 Cups freshly squeezed lemon and 1 Cup of sugar
- 4 Cups Cold Water
- 1 can concentrate (12 oz) – Hawaiians Own Pineapple Mango
- 4 cans of cold water
- 2 Liter bottle of 7Up or Lemon-Lime soda
Mix all ingredients in a large container and enjoy. This recipe makes about a gallon of liquid refreshment.
You can serve in a pitcher or a punch bowl – either way, it is a super delicious punch recipe.
Watch this video as Annette demonstrates how easy it is to make.
If you’ve ever tasted Cherry Limeade from Sonic Drive-Ins, you’re going to love this sweet and tart DIY recipe. It’s easy to make and delicious to drink. We’ve been working on this recipe for years and years. In our mini citrus orchard, we have a Mexican lime tree with small yellow limes. They can be used for Key Lime Pie (this is really good) and some people use them when they drink Tequila – not something we like to do. We racked our brains trying to come up with a recipe that would use up a large number of the limes that this tree produced when we stumbled on the idea of replicating Sonic’s Recipe with the copycat formula.
Here are the ingredients that you’ll need:
- 1 cup Lime Juice
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2 Litres Cherry 7 Up
- 2 cups Cherry Juicy Juice
Mix it all together and serve over ice—you can even add a twist of lemon or lime to make it look pretty. It’s got a sweet and sour, delicious taste. If you don’t like a lot of sugar in your drinks, you can back off of the sugar and add as much or as little as you like.
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