Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Passion Lemonade

I have good old Starbuck's to thank for this drink...I discovered it last summer when I was in Vancouver for a few days, hot and desperately in need of something chilled and refreshing to quench my thirst. It's now one of my favourite drinks to have on a sunny day. Quite simply it's just lemonade with some chilled Passion Tea added, but honestly you have to try it – it is such a delicious spin on traditional lemonade. Try it for a change – it's the perfect drink to take along to a picnic.

Makes 1 large pitcher – enough for 4-6 glasses

2 Passion Tea teabags (I use Tazo but you could use any Passion Tea you have)

Freshly squeezed juice of 6 juicy lemons – approx. 250 ml
1 litre chilled still or sparkling water
Lemon slices (optional) & plenty of ice for serving

Start by steeping the tea. I put both the tea bags into my tea pot and fill it with boiling water. Leave to steep for 5-10 minutes, then remove the teabags and allow the tea to cool completely.

When you are ready to serve the lemonade mix together the lemon juice and sugar syrup in a large pitcher, then add the chilled water. Taste to check the sweetness and adjust if necessary. Add plenty of ice and slices of lemon to the pitcher. To serve you can either add some passion tea directly to the pitcher of lemonade of if you prefer keep them separate and just top up each glass of lemonade with roughly 1/3 of chilled passion tea – this way you get the two toned effect which makes this drink not only taste delicious but is also beautiful to look at.

*For an alternative serving suggestion, once you have made the tea and it has chilled, freeze it in an ice cube tray for individual passion tea ice cubes which will slowly melt into the lemonade!


  1. I love this Starbucks remake. Yummy!

  2. Glad I can now make this at home-thanks for sharing this lovely taste of summer.

  3. Delicious! And I'd love a splash of tequila in it too :D

  4. So much cheaper to make this treat at home! Thanks for the re make recipe! Looks great!

  5. So simple! What a great, refreshing idea for summer.

  6. Looks fabulous! Love summery drinks. Great pics.

  7. Thanks everyone for your comments!It is so refreshing and makes a lovely change from the usual. Plus if you are short of time you can easily use bought lemonade and just make up the tea! It's a real winner!

    Tiffany - I love the idea of adding some tequilla!! Or perhaps even some rum or vodka ; )

  8. Wow, thank you. That really is simple!

    You spare me to pay the cringe-worthy amount that Starbucks charges. Not good. Bad people.


  9. Really refreshing and original flavour. Thanks for sharing Lynds!


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