This Peach Green Tea Lemonade is the perfect summer afternoon pick me up. It’s made with three ingredients: freshly brewed and cooled green tea, an all-natural fresh peach syrup, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. That’s it!
If you’re a fan of the Starbucks Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade, you will love this all-natural version made with an easy peach syrup. This drink is refreshing, not too sweet, and easy to customize to suit your taste.
The nature of this recipe makes it easy to prep your syrup and brew your tea ahead of time. Then, let them chill in the refrigerator until you’re ready to assemble and serve the lemonade.
I’ve used simple measurements to make it incredibly easy to batch this drink, whether it’s for one serving or for ten!
Why I prefer this recipe to the Starbucks version
I used to love the Starbucks Peach Green Tea Lemonade. It was perfect when I wanted an afternoon pick me up with just a little caffeine and the summery flavor of peach.
Last year, I had a surplus of peaches, so I set out to make my own DIY version of the drink. When I looked up the Starbucks ingredients list, I was kind of surprised to see that it was a flavored juice blend and not peaches or a peach syrup that gave the drink its flavor.
The Starbucks version is made with a “peach-flavored juice blend”, an infusion of green tea with spearmint and lemon verbena, and lemonade.
Peach-flavored juice? Not sure what that means exactly. But the lack of real peaches (and the fact that two of the three ingredients contained sugar) made me want to create my own lighter, more natural, easier to replicate at home version of the drink.
Real peaches for real peach flavor
By using a fruit syrup made with fresh peaches, you get authentic, juicy peach flavor, and you can also decide each time you make the drink how sweet you want to go.
If you like a lighter drink, you can just use less syrup. And since the syrup has concentrated flavor, you’ll still be able to taste the peaches.
You can make your own version by combining packaged lemonade with green tea and peach flavored juice (if you can find it), but it will be loaded with sugar.
I wasn’t able to find any peach flavored juice blends near me, only peach nectar, which is super thick and super sweet. So in the end, I decided to make a simple peach syrup that’s great for this recipe and also for many other summer drinks.
After some recipe testing, I came up with this delicious, super refreshing green tea lemonade that’s just as flavorful and uplifting as the original.
Peach Green Tea Lemonade ingredients:
- Brewed and cooled green tea of your choice
- Homemade peach syrup (peaches, sugar, water)
Homemade peach syrup
Although the syrup does take some time to make, it doesn’t require a lot of effort and you don’t have to monitor it while you’re waiting. You’re going to chop some peaches, toss them with sugar, and let them sit for a while until things get syrupy. Add a bit of water, strain out the peaches, and you’re done! Get the Easy Fresh Peach Syrup recipe.
How to batch the lemonade for a pitcher
I purposely made this recipe with nice round measurements so that it’s easy to make a glass for one, or to make a pitcher full for the whole family.
To make a batch of 4 servings, you’ll need:
- 2 cups green tea, freshly brewed and cooled
- ½ cup of fresh lemon juice
- ½ cup of peach syrup
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher with ice and stir to chill. Serve in highball glasses over ice.
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Peach Green Tea Lemonade
- 1 oz fresh peach syrup (2 tbsp) (recipe link in Notes)
- 1 oz lemon juice (2 tbsp)
- 4 oz green tea (1/2 cup) (freshly brewed and cooled)
- Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour the tea, lemon juice and syrup over the ice and stir to chill.
- Garnish with a lemon wheel, peach slice, and a sprig of basil (optional).
- *For a shaken drink: add the tea, lemon juice and syrup to a cocktail shaker or a mason jar and fill it ¾ with ice. Seal the shaker or jar and shake until chilled, about 10 seconds. Strain the liquid over fresh ice in a tall glass and garnish.
½ cup fresh lemon juice
½ cup fresh peach syrup Instructions: Add all ingredients to a pitcher with ice and stir to combine. Serve in highball glasses over ice. Garnish with peach slices and basil, if desired.