In one day I got both a pumpkin spice latte and a passion tea lemonade. My taste buds are so contradictory! I want the smells and the tastes of fall, yet I can’t quite get rid of summer and sunshine just yet. So here we are. Passion tea lemonade and a side of pumpkin bread.
I’m not a huge sweetened iced tea person. I like my “sun tea” as we called it growing up and I like it just like that: brewed on the patio in the sun and slurped down sans sugar. So it took me awhile before I ever tried the Starbucks PTL. And of course, I was hooked.
The recipe is so simple. I almost didn’t post it because the hardest step is boiling water! The beauty is you can adjust the tea to lemonade ratio to suite your tastes. You can also add some sweetener if you prefer the sugary version. I won’t judge you, though your dentist might 😉 You can also store the tea separately from the lemonade and mix your drink individually each time, which is perfect if you don’t want a large pitcher taking over the fridge.
I think what I love most about this drink is the color. Just seeing the bright pink and tasting the lemon makes me want to hold on to summer for just a liiiitttlleeee bit longer. Lucky for me, I’m currently in Mexico! Sun and the sand and most definitely a drink in my hand. I’ll soak up a few rays for the rest of you. Kelly’s got you covered until I get back! 🙂
Passion Tea Lemonade
- 6 Passion Tea bags
- 6 cups water
- 2 cups lemonade
- Boil 1 cup of water. Let the tea bags steep for 10 minutes.
- Pour the concentrated tea, remaining water and lemonade into pitcher, removing tea bags.
- Refrigerate until chilled.
- Garnish with lemon. Just because you can.