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Summer is the perfect season for one of my all-time favorite drinks, passion tea lemonade. It’s light and refreshing and 0h-so-delicious! Just picture yourself sitting out in the warm sun, with a cool breeze blowing, and one of these ice cold babies in your hand. Doesn’t that sound dreamy?

My kids love fresh watermelon lime slush and I love this passion tea lemonade copycat drink for a special summer treat on a hot day. While we are typically water drinkers in our house, now and then we enjoy something a little more fancy. The good news is that this kind of fancy is actually super easy to mix up.

passion tea lemonade in glass on deck

When I was fresh out of college, I didn’t try very hard to get myself a job in my chosen field. I was eager to make the world a better place, but was second guessing the degree I had worked so hard for. While I wrestled with that I spent a few years working part time shifts at a well-known coffee shop. One of the perks I enjoyed was free and discounted drinks at every shift. In the summertime I could not get enough of the passion tea lemonade. It was just so crisp and refreshing, especially at the end of my shift when I would walk out into the blistering hot sun. 

Once I finally landed my dream job I had to quit the coffee shop. Unfortunately my chosen career was not in a well paid field, and thus it was no longer affordable to enjoy a daily beverage. Wah Wah. Thankfully, the recipe for this particular drink was easy to replicate at home, and much more budget friendly than popping through the drive through on a regular basis. I also love these copycat iced coffee recipes to make my morning cup of joe at home.

passion tea lemonade in ball jar with metal straw and cut up lemon

This recipe uses sweetened lemonade, at a half and half ratio, so I don’t always feel the need to add any additional sugar. However when I’m hankering for something a little sweeter I sometimes add a bit of honey to each glass. My kids love it without though, so apparently I’m not the only one who thinks its sweet enough without. Give it a try and see what you think…I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

Passion Tea Lemonade

A refreshing summer drink

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Jenny

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 4 passion tea tea bags
  • 4 cups lemonade
  • honey or sugar to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil your water, then pour into pitcher and steep tea bags for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags and add 48 oz. of lemonade to pitcher

  3. Refrigerate for 2 hours, then serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*for a quicker cold drink, you can steep the tea in 3 cups of water and add ice cubes and/or a little more cold water.

**If you plan to add honey, it works best to add it to the hot tea before you mix in the lemonade. I’d add 1 Tbsp to start and more if needed.

Passion tea lemonade in ball jar

Jenny is a wife and stay at home mother of two. She loves good food, and enjoys experimenting in the kitchen. When she’s not busy chasing kids, you can find her digging into a good book, enjoying the great outdoors, and trying not to kill her houseplants.

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