#NationalLemonadeDay

Happy #NationalLemonadeDay!

Lemonade is one of those drinks that screams summertime and is always refreshing. It’s the kind of drink that I always forget how much I like it, and when I have it after awhile ask myself why I don’t have it more often! I thought it’d be fun today to compile some of my favorite ‘copycat’ recipes for the tastiest lemonade drinks I can think of. Here’s my top 3!

I LOVE Starbucks’ iced tea lemonade drinks – they’re perfect for me – not too sweet or sour and so, so refreshing.

Food.com has a really awesome recipe for Starbuck’s shaken iced peach green tea lemonade – quite the mouthful, but soooo great! Save some money with this ultra easy recipe: steep 4 bags of green tea in 4 cups boiled water for 3 minutes and let cool. Add 4 cups of lemonade of your choice (check out MyFrugalAdventure’s lemonade recipe – its easy, simple, and you can control how sweet you want it to be!). Fill a cup with ice cubes, add 4 tablespoons of peach syrup (you can order a huge bottle of Torani Peach Syrup off of Amazon for under $15 and it will last you for a VERY long time). Pour in your tea/lemonade mixture and you’ve got a tasty beverage!

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Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade [starbucks.com]

I also really love Starbucks’ Passion Tea Lemonade and it could not be easier to recreate! FrugalCouponLiving makes a really awesome version of this. Boil 2 bags of Tazo Passion Tea (you can buy a 20 count box from Walmart for under $3!). Remove from heat and add in sugar to taste and vanilla. Allow to sit and refrigerate for an hour. Add ice, add lemonade of choice (I love MyFrugalAdventure’s!) and shake well to mix! That’s all!

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Starbucks’ Passion Tea Lemonade [http://www.frugalcouponliving.com/2014/04/29/copycat-starbucks-passion-tea-lemonade-recipe/]

Finally, I also love the ever-timeless Chick-Fil-A lemonade – don’t knock it ’till you try it! CincyShopper has a great copycat recipe that couldn’t be easier. Chick-Fil-A recomments that you use Sunkist Brand Lemonade, but you can use any of your choice. I’ll warn you now, this is SUGARY – you’ll then add a full cup of sugar! You can also use a substitute sugar to taste – I prefer Splenda myself…then simply add 5 cups of water and refrigerate to chill. Delicious and simple!

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Chick-Fil-A Copycat Lemonade [http://cincyshopper.com/copycat-chick-fil-lemonade-recipe/]

So there you have it! Enjoy a refreshing glass of lemonade on this #nationallemonadeday!

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