su-Sunset Palmer
Thomas J. Story
Yields Serves 2 Prep Time 25 mins
AuthorAmy Machnak,
A play on the classic iced tea and lemonade drink made popular by legendary golfer Arnold Palmer. In this version, the combination of lemon-scented ingredients gives a gentler citrus flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Put lemongrass, lemon verbena, lemon balm, and zest in a heatproof container. Pour 2 cups boiling water over herbs and steep 20 minutes. Strain, then stir in sugar.

Step 2
2

Divide liquid between 2 ice-filled glasses. Top each with about 1/2 cup black tea. Garnish with lemon verbena leaves.

Step 3
3

*Grow your own lemon verbena and lemon balm, or look for them at a farmers' market.

Ingredients

 2 stalks fresh lemongrass, ends trimmed, chopped
 1/2 cup each fresh lemon verbena* and lemon balm leaves*, plus lemon verbena for garnish
  Zest of 1 lemon
 1 tablespoon sugar
 1 cup brewed black tea, such as English breakfast, cooled

Directions

Step 1
1

Put lemongrass, lemon verbena, lemon balm, and zest in a heatproof container. Pour 2 cups boiling water over herbs and steep 20 minutes. Strain, then stir in sugar.

Step 2
2

Divide liquid between 2 ice-filled glasses. Top each with about 1/2 cup black tea. Garnish with lemon verbena leaves.

Step 3
3

*Grow your own lemon verbena and lemon balm, or look for them at a farmers' market.

Sunset Palmer