I’m going to tell you something you might find a little bit shocking: I’m not usually a Starbucks person.
Maybe it’s because there are other places that are more convenient to my usual route. And maybe it’s because those other places are a little more budget-friendly. But whatever it is, I only find myself at Starbucks on rare occasions.
One of those was recently, when I got sick. I was all curled up on the couch, miserable under a blanket, but scrolling Facebook because I couldn’t sleep. And then I saw an ad for the Starbucks Medicine Ball drink. I’m more of a tea drinker than a coffee drinker anyway and this medicine ball drink with its lemon, peach, mint, and honey sounded like it would be really comforting.
I still didn’t have much energy to get up off the couch, but then I decided that I really needed to go to the store to get some sort of medicine so I could function since I still had to figure out a way to get my kids everywhere they needed to be. I was looking for a specific medicine and after doing a search for it online, it was at the Walgreens that’s right across from Starbucks. By the time I got there, they’d sold out and I was feeling especially pitiful. Since Starbucks was right there, I decided to order a Medicine Ball drink. The barista handed it to me through the window and told me to feel better. It was a very comforting drink and I wished that I had multiple ones to get me through the day.
Since making a Starbucks run multiple times a day while sick isn’t very realistic, I realized that I could make a Starbucks Medicine Ball at home. It’s simple and you can stock up on ingredients in the event you get sick so you’ll have them on hand.
Starbucks Medicine Ball at Home
Makes a Grande (16 ounces)
- 8 ounces of water
- 8 ounces of lemonade
- peach tea bag
- mint tea bag
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- In a large mug, pour in 8 ounces of water and 8 ounces of lemonade.
- Microwave for 2 minutes.
- Once it’s out of the microwave, stir in one tablespoon of honey.
- Place a mint tea bag and peach tea bag in the mug. You can choose to drink your Medicine Ball with the tea bags in it like Starbucks does or take it out after steeping for a few minutes. I prefer to take mine out- be sure not to squeeze the bags into your drink since that can add a bitter taste to your drink.
Enjoy and feel better!