Every summer I tend to find one beverage that I just cannot get enough of. 2016 is the summer of Michelle sucking down mango black tea lemonade from Starbucks.
But damn.. Those drinks add up!
I’ve spent the last 5 weeks driving my son back and forth to Boulder everyday for a class, and for a hot summer drive, there’s nothing quite like iced tea to have along side . ( that and some Springsteen music 😜☺️)
and although I’m pretty good about using my Ibotta money to buy Stbx gift cards, I knew I had to find a way to recreate this drink at home.
My daughter originally turned me on to this drink. Essentially it’s black iced tea, lemonade and mango syrup.
I liked it when I tried hers, I just thought it was a bit sweet for my taste. The barista suggested I try fewer pumps of the mango syrup.
Bingo! We have a winner!
so I order it with only 1 pump of syrup now now and it’s perfect. Just the right amount of sweet to balance the wonderful tart of the lemon.
I’ve been on the hunt for a mango syrup, ( ok, I looked in 1 store.. It still counts) and didn’t find one.
This past weekend I opened my fridge and discovered that someone had bought mango lemonade.
The combination of these 2 beverages perfectly mimics the $4 drink at Starbucks.
I use mostly iced tea then top it with a splash of the mango lemonade. If you wanted it like the original, I would use 1/2 of each. Play with it to find your preferred sweetness.
It’s not really a recipe, persay, just something I stumbled upon (happily) and wanted to share ☺️
Keep hydrated, my friends!
Other summer beverages