If you are a fan of Starbucks you’ll love this delicious drink you can easily make at home! This Starbucks Sunset Drink can be ordered from the secret menu and has many variations. Making it at home will save you from irritated Starbucks baristas and you’ll save some money as well. If you enjoy fruity beverages this one’s for you and quite possibly may become your new favorite drink!
Ingredients for Starbucks Sunset Drink
This perfect drink is known for its beautiful ombre layers and refreshing flavors that are perfect for a hot summer day. If you are a Starbucks lover especially when it comes to their non-coffee drinks you are sure to enjoy this copycat recipe that is a combination of a couple popular starbucks drinks.
For this recipe we used:
- Tazo Organic Peachy Green Tea
- Tazo Iced Passion Herbal Tea Concentrate
- Simply Lemonade
- Peach Nectar Juice or a peach syrup
How to Make a Starbucks Sunset Drink at Home
Getting the layers for this beautiful drink is important for the sunset appearance. If you follow the directions as written you should have no trouble. First, brew 1 bag of peachy green tea in 1/2 cup of hot water for 5 minutes. Then, remove the tea bags and add 1/2 cup of very cold water to the brewed tea.
Next, stir in 1 cup of lemonade. Add a splash of peach juice (or more for more peachy flavor). Stir this well to combine with the lemonade tea mixture.
Fill two glasses about halfway with ice. Divide the lemonade mixture between both glasses and pour on top of the ice. Take a spoon and place it over the ice upside down towards the edge of the glass. Slowly pour the iced passion tea concentrate over the spoon and into the glass. Just add enough to get the ombre look.
Frequently Asked Questions
The secret menu at starbucks includes menu items that can be made from ingredients carried at starbucks locations that are not promoted on the official menu. Many of these new drinks have come about from starbucks employees experiments.
A simple google search will lead you down a rabbit hole of endless secret menu drinks! Some of these are seasonal while others can be ordered all year long. Thankfully the items we used to make this recipe are not limited time items and they can be found at most grocery stores!
Making your own drinks at home is a great way to save money. For example with this drink while you will initially spend more to get all of the ingredients than you would on one drink the best part is you will be able to make about 8-10 drinks before you use up all of the ingredients.
This sunset drink reminds me slightly of a peachy arnold palmer with a hint of passion fruit flavors (from the passion tea). It is a very refreshing drink that has a little bit of caffeine from the green iced tea.
This recipe can be slightly tweaked. For example you can add extra peach juice for more peach flavor or less lemonade if you prefer. The only ingredient you don’t want to add too much of is the passion tea. If you add too much of this ingredient you will not get the layered iced drink look you want.
In order to get the different layers that you can see you want to stick with green tea. A black iced tea will not allow the passion tea to be seen on the top layer.
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- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 Tazo Organic Peachy Green Tea tea bag
- 1/2 cup very cold water
- 1 cup lemonade
- splash of peach nectar juice or peach juice
- splash Tazo Iced Passion Herbal Tea Concentrate
- In a 2 cup measuring cup or small heatproof bowl, brew 1 bag of peachy green tea in 1/2 cup of hot water for 5 minutes.
- Remove the tea bag and add 1/2 cup of very cold water to the brewed tea.
- Stir in 1 cup of lemonade.
- Add a splash of peach juice (or more for more peachy flavor). Stir this well to combine with the lemonade tea mixture.
- Fill two glasses about halfway with ice. Divide the lemonade mixture between both glasses pouring on top of the ice.
- Take a spoon and place it over the ice upside down towards the edge of the glass. Slowly pour the iced passion tea concentrate over the spoon and into the glass. Just add enough to get the ombre effect.
- Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 94mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 43gProtein: 1g