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4.23.2012

Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade

The only drink I've ever liked from Starbucks is their Passion Tea Lemonade. I stop nearly every time I'm leaving Target to get one. When I found this copycat recipe from Smells Like Home, I was excited to try it out.  Having this is going to save me quite a bit of money because it tastes JUST like Starbucks. I like mine lightly sweetened (two pumps for a grande at Starbucks, for reference) so this lets me customize perfectly.

These gorgeous, much better than usual, pictures were taken by my brother (the same brother that took these beauties).

Persnickety Plates: Passion Tea Lemonade {Starbucks Copycat}

Persnickety Plates: Passion Tea Lemonade {Starbucks Copycat}
Ingredients
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)

Directions
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.
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1 comment:

  1. I actually make a half gallon of this at a time. Well, a half gallon of the tea (10 tea bags) and blend everything together. Then I put it in a pitcher that I can shake up without making a mess and store it in the fridge. The longest it's lasted is 2 weeks, usually I drink it long before then. It still tasted fine after all that time. I confirmed with our local Starbucks that it would keep and it does. I prefer to store it this way because I never know when I'll want it and I don't want the hassle of mixing it up each time.

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