A few weeks ago, Austin’s work sponsored a night at the Midland ballpark. It was 100 degrees and we lost but we still enjoyed it. Plus we snuck in my mom who was in town visiting and even got to hang out with Austin’s intern. I’d say that’s a success.
If you’re anything like me, you love passion tea lemonades from Starbucks. They are the epitome of summer for me and I could drink them all day. The problem? The cost. So I was ecstatic to find a recipe for this drink I love. And the best part? It seriously tastes just like the one I buy at Starbucks, and it’s only a fraction of the price.
I like to triple the recipe and make a huge pitcher to last me throughout the week. This recipe is very easy to make in super large quantities, if need be. Just follow the 4:4:1 ratio (tea bags to water to lemonade) and you’re set.
I also like my passion tea lemonades unsweetened (I feel the lemonade adds enough sweetness) so you won’t find any added sugar here. You can, of course, add your favorite sweetener to taste if you find the recipe is not sweet enough. I personally think Truvia is delicious with this drink.
Passion Tea Lemonade
Makes: 5 8oz Servings | Total: 20 Minutes
4 passion tea bags (Tazo brand)
4 cups water
1 cup lemonade
4 teaspoons sugar, optional
1. Bring water to a boil on stovetop.
2. Once boiling, remove from heat and add tea bags to pot. Allow tea to steep for 15 minutes.
3. Remove tea bags from water. If you want a sweeter drink, add the sugar now and stir to dissolve.
4. Pour tea into pitcher and let chill in fridge for 1 hour.
5. After an hour, you’re ready to add the lemonade. Stir.
6. When ready to serve, put tea and ice in a shaker and give it a good shake for a few seconds.
7. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from The First Year Blog.
One rule Austin and I made when we got married is that we would always make sure to have a date night every week. A night where we just sit down together with no distractions and enjoy each other’s company. Sometimes we get fancy and go out and sometimes it’s just sitting at home.
Last week we we’re pretty excited to use our date night to go see “The Minion Movie.” We have seriously been waiting for it for months. And we loved it! And Kevin. I couldn’t take the cuteness. Plus it was really fun having an excuse to get all dolled up for my man. Gotta keep it fresh over here, ya know :)