Sunday, June 8, 2008
CopyCat Recipe: Starbucks Shaken Black Tea Lemonde
Its simply too hot down here in "Tha Dirty" right now to do much eating or cooking. With the heat index reading "Death Valley" the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven or stand over a gas stove and cook.
There have been lots of sandwiches and salads the last few days. And lots of COLD drinks. Since we've been trying to stay home and not waste gas and save little bits of money here and there I needed to find a way to duplicate my latest HOT weather obsession: Starbucks Shaken Black Tea Lemonade. Oh how I love that drink-but at $3-something a wop-it just doesn't make sense.
Its terribly easy to duplicate.
Homemade Starbucks Black Tea Lemonade
4 earl grey black tea bags
Lemonade (pre-made or make your own-I use the frozen concentrate to make mine to save time)
I use my drip coffeemaker to brew the tea. Instead of putting a coffee filter in the basket-I line the bottom of the basket with the tea bags. fill the coffee pot with water to about the ten cup line. Pour water into coffeemaker and begin brewing.
Fill a pitcher about half way with ice cubes. When tea is finished brewing-pour over ice cubes. I then pour lemonade to about the 6 -8 cups line in the coffee pot and pour that into pitcher. Stir and pour into glasses...add more or less lemonade and ice to suit your taste.