Posted on February 26, 2013

Copy Cat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade

drinks/ recipes

Today’s post is not beauty related but I had posted this picture on Instagram and a lot of you asked for the recipe so I figured I would post it here. It’s no secret I am addicted to a few drinks at Starbucks and the Sweetened Passion Tea Lemonade is one of  them.  Sometimes I like to have it by the pitcher to serve to guests so I headed to my kitchen to figure out a copy cat recipe for those times or when I just don’t feel like driving over to Starbucks for one. So here is my version. Enjoy.

copy cat starbucks passion tea lemonade

 Recipe for one glass:

1 cup water 
1 cup granulated sugar (I use sugar in the raw, but any sugar is fine) 
1 tsp pure vanilla extract 

8 oz brewed Tazo (or other brand) passion tea, chilled 
2 oz lemonade (homemade or store-bought) 

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. 
To make the tea lemonade, combine tea, lemonade, and 1 1/2 tbsp 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.

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  • Wow, I’m going to have to try this! I love Starbucks Passion Iced Tea Lemonade! One of my favorite things to get there. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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