I wasn’t feeling well over the weekend and decided a Medicine Ball from Starbucks would be the cure. Except when I got to the drive-thru (trifling) the lady told me they were out of lemonade. Well, that was rude! So I went to Target and the cold and flu stuff is all picked over but they graciously left the ingredients I needed to make my own Medicine Ball, so I did.
Starbucks Medicine Ball Dupe
What is a medicine ball? At first, it was a “secret,” off-menu drink, until Starbucks made it official. If you order it now, the menu name is “Honey Citrus Mint Tea”, which is stupid. Why not just call it what we all know it to be a Medicine Ball. Most baristas will know it as the Medicine Ball if you ask for it by that name.
Medicine Ball Ingredients
- Jade Citrus Mint® green tea
- Peach Tranquility® herbal tea
- Hot Water
- Peppermint (Optional)
I made four Starbucks Medicine Ball Dupes before I was solid on my measurements. I’ve been making them in a 16 oz and a 24 oz tumbler so I will give you measurements for both.
16 oz Measurements: 1/2 cup water + 1/2 cup lemonade + 1 tea bag Peach Tranquility® herbal tea + 1 tea bag Jade Citrus Mint® green tea + 1 tsp. honey + Peppermint extract optional (A little goes a long way)
24 oz Measurements: 1 1/2 cup water + 1/2 cup lemonade + 1 tea bag Peach Tranquility® herbal tea + 1 tea bag Jade Citrus Mint® green tea + 1 tsp. honey + Peppermint optional (A little goes a long way)
- Combine your lemonade and water in a pan.
- Bring to a boil and remove from the heat
- Pour liquid into the cup
- add in tea bags + other ingredients
Jade Citrus Mint® is premium, lush green tea blended with hints of spearmint, lemon verbena, and lemongrass. It’s a just-right balance of cool calm and bright invigoration.
Peach Tranquility® is a soft peach shimmers alongside tropical pineapple with delicate herbal notes of lemon verbena and a chamomile finish. It’s a juicy take on tea that’s full of fruit, fragrance, and flavor.
I used Simply Lemonade and it overpowers the drink and makes it real “lemony” if you like ‘lemony” than you might want to do equal parts lemonade and water. If not, rock with what I gave you.
I put the tsp of honey in the boiling lemonade/water because the heat from the liquids makes it melt off the spoon with ease.
A little peppermint extract goes a long way. Don’t be like me.
I purchased all the ingredients from Target.