These gorgeous, much better than usual, pictures were taken by my brother (the same brother that took these beauties).
1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 t. pure vanilla extract
8 oz brewed Tazo (or other brand) passion tea, chilled
2 oz lemonade (homemade or store bought, I used Simply Lemonade)
In a small saucepan, bring the water and the sugar to a low boil over medium-high, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Once the sugar dissolves, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the vanilla, and let the simple syrup cool. Transfer to a mason jar or other airtight container and store in the refrigerator (this recipe makes a lot but you can keep it in the fridge for a couple weeks).
To make the tea lemonade, combine tea, lemonade, and 1 1/2 TB simple syrup in a mason jar with a lid or another sealable container. Shake the mixture to combine (or stir vigorously in a glass) and pour over ice. Serve cold.
----------------------------In other news, I'm doing my first guest post! E of Adventure of E is in Texas this week so swing by her blog to hear me talk about me and some good food. If you're stopping by from her blog, welcome! Stay awhile & I'll bake you a cookie ;)