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Copycat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade Recipe

Move over drive thru, this Copycat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade Recipe will save you time and money this spring and summer!

Summertime is made for sipping cold drinks on the front porch. And what better way to enjoy a warm day than with a refreshing drink in your hand?

This copycat version of passion tea lemonade uses honey instead of refined sugar, making it a little healthier so you can pour yourself that extra glass.

How to make Starbucks copycat passion tea lemonade recipe

Brew the passion tea and let it steep for several minutes. Discard the tea bags.

Simple syrup is used to sweeten everything from sweet tea to mixed drinks. In this recipe, we’re using honey instead of plain sugar. We’ll combine water, honey and some cinnamon sticks and heat until the ingredients combine.

To prepare the infused simple syrup, combine a quarter cup water, honey, and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture is heated through and starts to thicken, approximately 4-5 minutes.

If you don’t have cinnamon sticks, you can substitute a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Different taste but still delicious!

Discard the cinnamon sticks and set aside to cool.

Combine the brewed tea, lemon juice, and remaining cup of water in a large pitcher. Add infused simple syrup – as much or little as you like – to taste and stir to combine.

Load your glasses up with ice and add the cooled passion tea lemonade. Enjoy!

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Yield: 4 servings

Copycat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade

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This recipe was inspired by Starbucks™ popular passion tea lemonade. This version skips refined sugar for a treat you'll enjoy at home!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5¼ cups water, divided
  • 4 Tazo® Passion® tea bags
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • Ice for serving
  • Garnish:, optional
  • Fresh lemon slices
  • Sprigs of fresh mint

Instructions

  1. Bring four cups water to a rapid bowl in a teapot or saucepan. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Allow tea bags to steep for several minutes before discarding.
  2. To prepare the infused simple syrup, combine a quarter cup water, honey, and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture is heated through and starts to thicken, approximately 4-5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Discard cinnamon sticks set aside to cool.
  4. Combine the brewed tea, lemon juice, and remaining cup of water in a large pitcher. Add infused simple syrup to taste and stir to combine.
  5. To serve, fill glasses with ice and add the sweetened iced tea mixture. Garnish with lemon slices and sprigs of fresh mint, if using.

Notes

Variations and Substituions

  • If you don't have cinnamon sticks, you can substitute a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Different taste but still delicious!
  • Simple syrup is used in everything from sweet tea to mixed drinks. If you'd prefer to use sugar instead of honey, mix equal parts water and sugar, then simmer several minutes until sugar is dissolved and mixture is slightly thickened.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g

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