This Starbucks Green Tea Lemonade recipe has all of the flavor and none of the effort! it’s so incredibly easy and so refreshing, that you’ll be making it on repeat for the months to come.
What are the ingredients in a Starbucks Green Tea Lemonade?
Starbucks uses very few ingredients to make their Green tea lemonade, that’s why it’s so easy to replicate.
- Lemonade concentrate
- Liquid Cane sugar
- Green Tea Concentrate
What lemonade do they use at Starbucks?
Starbucks uses their own lemonade concentrate.
In this recipe I decided to make my own lemonade, with natural lemons. I find the flavor much better! but if you prefer store-bought lemonade, you can substitute the lemons, sugar and 5 Cups of water with 5 Cups of store-bought lemonade, then add the rest of the ingredients as directed in the recipe. Taste and add more sugar if needed.
I highly recommend doing it with freshly squeezed lemon juice, you won’t regret it!
To make it, first combine the lemon juice and sugar, then mix it until the sugar is completely dissolved. You can also start making the green tea concentrate while the sugar keeps dissolving, then come back to make sure it’s completely dissolved.
What is Starbucks green tea Lemonade sweetened with?
Starbucks uses liquid cane sugar to sweeten their lemonade. For this recipe, the lemon simple syrup with granulated sugar and lemons covers both the liquid cane sugar and the lemonade concentrate.
I find this method super easy to make, and with ingredients you probably already have at home!
How to make Green Tea Concentrate
For the green tea concentrate, we simply need 3 bags of green tea and a cup of water.
To make it, first you have to boil the water and the tea bags for 10 to 15 minutes, then remove the tea bags from the concentrate and let it cool completely before continuing with the recipe.
Do not leave the bags in the water while cooling or it could become bitter.
And voila! there’s the super simple green tea concentrate
Water and Ice
Lastly, and for the fresh and cold touch this drink deserves, the water and ice.
Lots of Ice and cold water will make it extra refreshing, just make sure to add the ice just before serving to avoid all those amazing flavors from diluting completely in the melted ice.
How to make Starbucks Green Tea Lemonade Recipe?
After following all of the steps above, you should have all of your fresh ingredients ready to make this super quick and refreshing drink.
You should only mix them together, add some lemon slices and enjoy very, very cold.
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Starbucks Green Tea Lemonade Recipe
- 9 large lemons
- 1 Cup granulated sugar
- 6 Cups water
- 3 Bags of green tea
- 2 Cups of Ice
- Mint and Slices of Lime for garnish optional
- Start by making your lemon syrup. Over a large pitcher, squeeze the juice from the lemons, then add the sugar and mix. While sugar dissolves, start making the green tea concentrate
- Boil 1 Cup of water with the tea bags for 10-15 minutes. Remove the tea bags and let cool completely
- Make sure the sugar is completely dissolved in your lemon syrup, then add the remaining 5 cups of water and the cooled green tea concentrate. Add the ice, the slices of lemon and serve cold