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If you follow me on instagram, you have probably seen several photos of Starbucks Shaken Passion Tea Lemonade running through your stream. I am a tad bit obsessed with them! My favorite barista and I have joked about adding vodka, which got me thinking…..
that’s a dangerous thing, I know. 😉 So last year I tried it, and it was actually quite horrible! Then this morning it hit me…..Limoncello!
Voila…..Passion Tea Lemonade Cocktail!! Even better, it is so simple to make.
How do you make a Passion Tea Lemonade Cocktail?
Start by steeping one TAZO Passion Tea bag per 8 ounces of boiled water…..
Remove the tea bags and allow to cool. I always make extra and store it in the refrigerator. 🙂 To make the cocktail; you will need 2 ounces of passion tea, two ounces of Limoncello, and a cocktail shaker full of ice cubes…..
Pour into the shaker, and shake to combine…..
Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice (or cubed), and garnish with a lemon…..
Warning: decorative paper straws make lousy stir sticks!
In the name of research, I tried 3 different versions of this drink trying to get it just right. In the end, the first version was the best. Part of the reason, is the 5 minutes I spent trying out the others. The ice started to melt just enough to tone down the Limoncello. So that is my suggestion, allow the drink to sit for a few minutes before enjoying. 🙂
If for some reason you would like to make this drink without the Limoncello, just substitute Simply Lemonade. 🙂 Can you tell that I am ready for spring? Are you looking forward to spring, or is it already warm where you live?
Passion Tea Lemonade Cocktail
- 2 ounces full strength passion tea steeped and cooled
- 2 ounces Limoncello
- cubed and crushed ice
- lemon optional, for garnish
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
- Add the passion tea and limoncello.
- Shake to combine and pour into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with lemon.