This recipe was inspired by Starbucks™ popular passion tea lemonade. However, this version skips the refined sugar entirely in favor of an infused simple syrup made from honey which plays up the subtle lemongrass and cinnamon flavors found in the Passion® tea blend.
Summer drink that's perfect for Labor Day weekend
Passion Tea Lemonade is a refreshing summer drink that's perfect for Labor Day weekend. This recipe is easy to follow and only requires a few ingredients. Passion tea, lemonade concentrate, and water are combined and then poured over ice. That's it! You can garnish with a lemon wedge if you like, but it's not necessary. This delicious drink is perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot summer day. So, if you're looking for a refreshing summer beverage, give Passion Tea Lemonade a try. You won't be disappointed!
A popular summertime staple
Passion Tea Lemonade is a refreshing summer drink that can be made at home with just a few simple ingredients. Passion fruit tea, lemonade, and sugar are combined to create a sweet and tart beverage that is perfect for sipping on a hot day. While the exact origins of Passion Tea Lemonade are unknown, the drink has become a popular summertime staple in recent years. Passion Tea Lemonade can be found at many cafes and restaurants, but it is also easy to make at home. With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, now is the perfect time to try your hand at making this refreshing beverage. The following recipe yields two servings of Passion Tea Lemonade.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
- 5¼ c. water, divided
- 4 Tazo® Passion® tea bags
- ¼ c. honey, preferably local
- 4” piece lemongrass, finely chopped
- 2 small cinnamon sticks
- ½ c. fresh lemon juice
- Ice, to serve
- Garnish: (optional)
- Fresh lemon slices
- Sprigs of fresh mint
- Bring four cups of water to a rapid boil in a teapot or saucepan. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Allow tea bags to steep for several minutes before discarding.
- To prepare the infused simple syrup, combine a quarter cup of water, honey, lemongrass, and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is heated through and starts to thicken approximately 4-5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and pour through a fine mesh strainer to separate the solids from the liquid. Discard solids and set the remaining simple syrup aside to cool.
- 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.
- To serve, fill four chilled glasses with ice before adding the sweetened iced tea mixture. Garnish with lemon slices and sprigs of fresh mint, if using, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Passion Tea Lemonade is a refreshing drink that's perfect for summertime. The tart lemon flavor is balanced by the sweet Passion Tea, making it a refreshing and delicious treat. If you're looking for a Passion Tea Lemonade substitute, there are a few options. You can make your own Passion Tea Lemonade at home using this recipe. Or, if you're short on time, you can try one of these easy substitutes. Passion Fruit juice makes a delicious Passion Tea Lemonade alternative, or you can try adding a splash of pineapple juice to your iced tea. Whatever substitute you choose, you're sure to enjoy the refreshing taste of Passion Tea Lemonade all summer long!
The sweet-tart flavor of Passion Tea Lemonade is a delicious way to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. Passion Tea Lemonade can be enjoyed fresh or iced, and can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. So if you're looking for a delicious and easy recipe to make for Labor Day weekend, Passion Tea Lemonade is the perfect choice!Print