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Starbucks Copycat Medicine Ball

Do you make a trip to Starbucks the minute you feel sick? If so, learn how to prepare the Starbucks Copycat Medicine Ball at home using a few simple ingredients that work wonders.

starbucks copycat medicine ball recipe in a glass mug

If you find yourself heading to your local Starbucks for a medicine ball whenever you’re starting to feel a bit under the weather, learning how to make it at home is that much more convenient. Not only can you prepare it within minutes, but you won’t even have to leave the house to enjoy the incredible taste of the Starbucks Copycat Medicine Ball. So, stock up on the essentials and follow this easy recipe to prepare this beverage in no time.

What Is a Starbucks Medicine Ball?

The Starbucks Medicine Ball is a beverage consisting of lemonade with other ingredients known to help fight cold and flu symptoms. It’s one of the most popular beverages Starbucks has to offer during the flu season when people want to feel their best. If you haven’t already tried it, now you can do so without having to head over to your local Starbucks.

Why You’ll Love This Copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball Recipe

  1. It’s so easy to make. You can have the beverage ready to drink in a few minutes.
  1. The Starbucks Copycat Medicine Ball tastes amazing. It has such a unique and delicious flavor that will keep you coming back for more.
  1. The beverage works wonders to help fight cold and flu symptoms. Drinking it daily could leave you feeling better a lot faster.

Ingredients Needed

ingredients for the copycat starbucks medicine ball recipe
  • Prepared Lemonade – You can use store-bought lemonade or homemade lemonade in this recipe.
  • Water – Adding water to the mixture is ideal for hydration purposes.
  • Teavana Peach Tranquility Tea – Using this flavorful tea to add hints of peach flavoring to the mixture is a must.
  • Teavana Jade Citrus Mint – The light hint of mint adds a special touch to this drink.
  • Honey – Not only does honey make this beverage naturally a bit sweet, but it’s also great for fighting cough and breaking up mucus.

You’ll also need some peppermint extract and a lemon slice to add as a finishing touch when preparing the Starbucks Copycat Medicine Ball.

How to Make a Starbucks Copycat Medicine Ball

  1. In the microwave, heat the water and lemonade until hot.
  2. Meanwhile, place the tea bags into a mug.
  3. Pour the water and lemonade over the tea bags and allow to steep for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Remove the tea bags and stir in the honey and peppermint extract, if using.
  5. Add a slice of lemon and serve.

Can I add more than one drop of peppermint extract?

Yes. If you like a stronger peppermint taste, feel free to add an additional drop or two of the peppermint extract into your beverage. You can take a sip to see if you think the beverage needs a bit more peppermint or not.

What should I do if I don’t have peppermint extract?

If you don’t have peppermint extract, you can replace it with a peppermint tea bag that will still add a touch of peppermint to the beverage. It depends on how much peppermint flavoring you’d like your beverage to have.

Where can I find the Teavana products needed to make this drink?

Most stores sell Teavana products, including Walmart, Rite-Aid, Target, and Amazon. If you can’t find these products in person at local department stores and grocery stores, don’t stress about it because you can buy the products needed to make the Starbucks Copycat Medicine Ball on Amazon and have the items delivered to you.

Is this a hot or cold beverage?

The Starbucks Copycat Medicine Ball is a warm beverage that soothes the throat while clearing phlegm. However, if you don’t like hot beverages, you can add a few ice cubes to your mug and then drink it like that.

starbucks copycat medicine ball drink recipe made with lemonade and tea

Recipe Notes & Suggestions

  1. Feel free to add a few fresh mint leaves into the mug with your warm beverage for added flavor.
  1. If you’re not a big fan of peppermint flavoring, you can skip out on using the peppermint extract or peppermint tea bag in this recipe.
  1. When preparing this beverage while following the recipe, you’ll have enough liquid for one person to enjoy. If you’d like to make this beverage for two people to consume, be sure to double the recipe.

Fight cold and flu season with ease while preparing this Starbucks Copycat Medicine Ball beverage at home. Instead of taking trips to Starbucks on the daily, you can use a handful of ingredients to prepare this tasty, flu-fighting beverage within minutes. Not only does it taste good, but it’s also easy to prepare and works wonders.

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Starbucks Copycat Medicine Ball
Yield: 1 serving

Starbucks Copycat Medicine Ball

Do you make a trip to Starbucks the minute you feel sick? If so, learn how to prepare the Starbucks Copycat Medicine Ball at home using a few simple ingredients that work wonders.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup prepared lemonade
  • 1 bag Teavana Peach Tranquility Tea
  • 1 bag Teavana Jade Citrus Mint
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 drop (about ⅛ teaspoon) peppermint extract, if a stronger mint taste is desired
  • Sliced lemon

Instructions

  1. In the microwave, heat the water and lemonade until hot.
  2. Meanwhile, place the tea bags into a mug.
  3. Pour the water and lemonade over the tea bags and allow to steep for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Remove the tea bags and stir in the honey and peppermint extract, if using.
  5. Add a slice of lemon and serve.

Notes

I have also made this using a peppermint tea bag instead of peppermint extract.

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