Starbucks Matcha Lemonade Copycat Recipe

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This 4-ingredient copycat of the Starbucks Matcha Lemonade is cool and refreshing. You can make it at home in minutes with this simple recipe!

Starbucks Matcha Lemonade Copycat in clear glass with straw.

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Starbucks Matcha Lemonade

Lemonade drinks are some of Starbucks’ most popular drinks in the summer months.

There are several flavors to choose from, including the Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade and Iced Green Tea Lemonade.

The Starbucks Matcha Lemonade is a refreshing drink that has a combination of sweet-tart lemonade with the earthy aroma of matcha.

It’s very easy to recreate at home using just 4 ingredients and a cocktail shaker.

The matcha, lemonade, water, and ice are shaken together just like the baristas do at the store. The more you shake, the frothier the drink!

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Recipe Highlights

  • Starbucks Matcha Lemonade is a chilled drink made with sweetened matcha, lemonade, water, and ice.
  • This copycat recipe uses the exact same ratio of ingredients that Starbucks uses to make this drink.
  • It only takes 2 minutes to recreate the beverage at home since all you have to do is combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
  • This recipe makes a grande size (16 ounce) cup of matcha lemonade.

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Ingredient Notes

Starbucks Matcha Lemonade Copycat ingredients measured in cups and bowls.
  • Sweetened Matcha: Starbucks uses their own branded matcha which is pre-sweetened and the main ingredients are sugar and matcha.
  • Lemonade: To get the lemonade to taste as close to the one used at Starbucks, use Simply Lemonade, which can be found in the refrigerated section of the supermarket.
  • Water: Filtered water will always make the best tasting drink.
  • Ice: Make the ice with filtered water is possible.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Pouring lemonade in a cocktail shaker.

Step 1: Pour lemonade and water into a cocktail shaker.

Make sure the lemonade goes in first since the matcha can easily clump.

Matcha powder and lemonade in a cocktail shaker.

Step 2: Add matcha and ice.

Matcha lemonade ingredients in a cocktail shaker.

Step 3: Cover and shake.

Pouring matcha lemonade into a cup.

Step 4: Pour entire contents of cocktail shaker into a cup.

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Recipe Notes

Use pre-sweetened or unsweetened matcha.

This recipe uses a sweetened matcha powder to match the flavor of the drink at Starbucks, but you can swap it out with 1 ½ teaspoons of regular unsweetened matcha if you prefer a matcha lemonade that’s less sweet.

To make the drink sweeter when using unsweetened matcha, add 1 tablespoon of simple syrup.

A lidded jar also works for shaking.

If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can also use a jar with a tight-fitting lid as long as it can fit at least 16 ounces of liquid with space for shaking.

Other options include a wide-mouth water bottle or shaker bottle.

The brighter the green, the better the matcha.

It’s possible to tell the quality of matcha by looking at the color.

If it’s vibrant green, it’s high quality and more expensive. If it’s look dull and brown, it’s a low quality matcha that doesn’t cost a lot.

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Tea Sommelier’s Tips

  • To make a frothier drink, shake the drink in the cocktail shaker 30 times.
  • Add different syrups for a flavored matcha lemonade. Peach syrup or strawberry syrup would pair nicely, but this will increase the sugar levels unless you use unsweetened matcha.
  • Use sparkling lemonade to make it a fizzy drink.

Questions You May Have

What lemonade does Starbucks use?

Starbucks has its own lemonade concentrate, which it dilutes with water to make its lemonade drinks but some stores use Simply Lemonade.

Is the matcha at Starbucks sweetened?

Starbucks uses sweetened green tea powder in its matcha drinks here in the U.S. In Canada, Starbucks uses regular, unsweetened matcha.

Does matcha lemonade have caffeine?

Yes, matcha contains caffeine and it has higher levels than other teas.

Is matcha good for you?

Matcha is loaded with antioxidants like polyphenols and vitamin C. It also provides a sustained level of energy so you’re less likely to crash like you do after drinking coffee.

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5 from 1 vote

Starbucks Matcha Lemonade Copycat

By: Jee Choe
This 4-ingredient copycat of the Starbucks Matcha Lemonade is cool and refreshing.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 serving (16 ounces)

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Pour lemonade and water into a cocktail shaker.
    Put lemonade and water first since matcha can easily clump if added in first.
  • Add matcha and ice.
    Cover with the lid and shake at least 10 times.
  • Pour into a cup.
    Top drink with more ice if needed.

Notes

  • To get the lemonade to taste as close to the one used at Starbucks, use Simply Lemonade, which can be found in the refrigerated section of the supermarket.
  • This recipe uses a sweetened matcha powder to match the flavor of the drink at Starbucks, but you can swap it out with 1 ½ teaspoons of regular unsweetened matcha if you prefer a matcha lemonade that’s less sweet.
  • To make the drink sweeter when using unsweetened matcha, add 1 tablespoon of simple syrup. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can also use a jar with a tight-fitting lid as long as it can fit at least 16 ounces of liquid with space for shaking. Other options include a wide-mouth water bottle or shaker bottle.
  • To make a frothier drink, shake the drink in the cocktail shaker 30 times.
  • Add different syrups for a flavored matcha lemonade. Peach syrup or strawberry syrup would pair nicely, but this will increase the sugar levels unless you use unsweetened matcha.
  • Use sparkling lemonade to make it a fizzy drink.

Nutrition

Calories: 105Carbohydrates: 15gProtein: 8gSodium: 25mgSugar: 14gVitamin A: 750IUCalcium: 11mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks, Matcha
Cuisine: American
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About Jee Choe

Welcome! I'm a certified Tea Sommelier and a self-proclaimed bubble tea and iced tea master. I'm all about making tea EASY and DELICIOUS.

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