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National Iced Tea Day

[fa icon="calendar"] Jun 9, 2017 4:00:09 PM / by Franke Americas


Franke Foodservice Solutions is located in Smyrna, TN just outside of Nashville, and being in the south it gets HOT during the summer months. This might be one of the reasons why sweet tea is a go-to drink for many people here. In fact, iced tea is so popular that someone made a National Iced Tea Day, and it happens to be this Saturday, June 10th.

The thing about iced tea is that you can never quite get sugar to dissolve entirely. We’ve found a great trick to allow people who like it plain, sweet, or ultra sweet all get their way at your next porch hang!

Flavored Simple Syrups

  • 1 Part Sugar
  • 1 ½ Parts Water
  • Flavorings of your choice! Flavors we love: Lemon juice and zest, mint leaves, lavender petals, fresh basil!


Bring all of the ingredients to a boil in a sauce pan. Cool and strain. Store in a mason jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.

You can make one flavor or all of them and let your guests choose. Add these simple syrups to your tea or maybe a nice adult beverage. Be sure to try this out on National Iced Tea Day, and let us know what you think on our social media!