Starbucks-Inspired Medicine Ball

When you're starting to feel a cold coming on or you just can't get to Starbucks for the real deal, here's a recipe inspired by the secret menu item. The company's Medicine Ball became such a customer favorite they finally had to put it on the regular menu. This citrusy peach-mint combination will provide instant warmth and comfort for those days when you need a little hug in a mug.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 min
  • Active: 8 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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1 1/4 cups lemonade

1 citrus mint green tea bag

1 peach tea bag

1 peppermint tea bag

2 teaspoons honey, optional

2 lemon slices, for serving


  1. Heat 1 1/4 cups water and the lemonade in a small saucepan over medium heat until simmering. (Alternatively, combine water and lemonade in a large microwave-safe container and microwave on high for 3 minutes.) Remove from the heat and add all the tea bags. Cover and steep the tea bags for 4 minutes. Remove and discard the tea bags, then stir in the honey if using. Pour into 2 mugs and serve each with a slice of lemon.