Monday, August 6, 2012

Passion Iced Tea Lemonade

When I go to Starbucks I always get one of two things, a caramel non-fat latte, or the passion iced tea lemonade.  When my sister sent me a recipe she saw on Pinterest for a copycat version I had to get on it ASAP!

They are so refreshing, just a light fruity flavour with a hint of lemon.

Now that I know how easy it is to make them I will be keeping the ingredients on hand, so I can whip one up at a moment’s notice.

What you need,

8 TAZO Passion flavoured tea bags
8 cups boiling water
Lemonade (I bought a premade one but you can use homemade)
Simple syrup

Start by brewing your tea, place the 8 tea bags into a large container, pour over the 8 cups of boiling water and let it steep for 10 minutes or so.
Remove the tea bags and chill the tea completely.

To make a simple syrup combine 1 cup of water with 1 cup of granulated sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, once it boils, and all the sugar is dissolved remove from the heat and let it come to room temperature. You can keep it in a sealed container in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

To make your drink combine in a cocktail shaker,
¾ cup of the passion iced tea
½ cup of the lemonade
1-2 tsp. of simple syrup
3-4 large ice cubes

Shake together until cold and frothy. Pour into a glass and serve right away.
You can adjust the ingredients to your tastes. Add more simple syrup if you like it sweeter or leave it out if you want a tart beverage.

Thanks for sending me this recipe Kate, it is so good! Just like Starbucks.



  1. This is one of my favorite Starbucks drinks, too! Thanks for sharing, definitely trying!

  2. Looks really refreshing - perfect for summer! I bet you could get away with fewer tea bags, too.