Refreshing Starbucks Medicine Ball Recipe

Do you want a refreshing drink to get rid of the flu? Starbucks medicine ball is the right choice. It is the best option to ease cold or flu symptoms and to boost your mood. Stick to this article to know about this recipe.

Starbucks Medicine Ball

To make Starbucks medicine ball, combine water and lemonade. Heat the mixture and steep peach tea and citrus mint tea bags in the lemonade for 2 to 3 minutes. After removing tea bags, add honey and peppermint extract.

Teavana is rare in the market. So, if you don’t find it, don’t worry. There is an alternative to the jade citrus mint tea, you can try Wissotzky tea and add a few fresh mint leaves or a couple of drops of spearmint extract.

Below are the step-by-step instructions to make the Starbucks medicine ball at home. Also, have a look at the video provided below in the recipe card.

But before you go through the recipe, take a look at Dirty Monkey Drink recipe. This soothing drink is infused with the flavors of banana, and chocolate. It’s amped up by adding rum and banana liqueur.

What Equipment Will You Need To Make Starbucks Medicine Ball?

  • Saucepan – Prepare the lemonade mixture in a saucepan with add water and lemonade.
  • Mug – Pour the drink into a mug and add honey and extract.
  • Spoon – Stir the drink with a spoon to combine it well.

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Starbucks Medicine Ball?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
2 Minutes5 Minutes7 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Starbucks Medicine Ball?

  • Lemonade – Boil lemonade to add enough sweetness to balance the sour lemon flavor in the drink.
  • Water – Steep the tea bags in boiling water to extract its flavors.
  • Teavana Jade Citrus Mint – The citrus mint tea will add light sweetness with lemony and minty flavors.
  • Teavana Peach Tranquility Tea – Peach tranquility tea will add a sweet and fruity peach flavor that is balanced out by the other ingredients present in the blend.
  • Peppermint Extract – Add peppermint extract in the mug to add a kick of minty, cooling, and a sweet candy menthol-like nuance.
Starbucks Medicine Ball

Steps To Make Starbucks Medicine Ball

1. Preparing The Medicine

Take a saucepan and add water and lemonade. Heat the mixture until it gets hot. (Use light lemonade for fewer calories.)

Take one tea bag of jade citrus mint and peach tranquility. Steep them in the prepared lemonade mixture for 2 to 3 minutes. Once steeped, remove tea bags.

2. Mug Up The Medicine

Now pour the drink into a mug. Stir in honey and peppermint extract.

Combine the mixture well and enjoy your drink while its piping hot.

Nutritional Information

Calories113 kcal
Carbohydrates 23 g
Sodium21 mg
Potassium12 mg
Sugar22 g
Calcium6 mg
Iron1 mg

How Will Starbucks Medicine Ball Look And Taste Like?

The Starbucks medicine ball is delicious. You will love peach and it’s definitely the dominant flavor, so for me it was an immediate hit. It also masks the bitterness of the green tea, turning it into an almost pleasant aftertaste.

The minty and fruity flavors taste delicious together, and the warmth of the drink (plus the soothing honey and tea) is a huge mood-booster when you’re feeling off.

It was definitely a welcome respite from the weather outside, and every sip feels like a comforting hug. I’d probably try it again if I had a cold.

Recipe Card

Starbucks Medicine Ball Recipe

Starbucks medicine ball is a special drink by Starbucks. It is famous for its refreshing and healing properties. It contains sweet ingredients well balanced with peach and lemon flavor. The freshness of peppermint extract adds on more delight and flavor.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 113 kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Mug
  • Spoon


  • ¾ cups Lemonade
  • ¾ cups Water
  • 1 bag Teavana Jade Citrus Mint
  • 1 bag Teavana Peach Tranquility Tea
  • 2 teaspoons Peppermint Extract


  • Take a saucepan and combine water and lemonade. Heat it until it gets hot. (Use light lemonade for fewer calories.)
  • Take the tea bags and steep them in the hot lemonade tea mixture for 2 to 3 minutes. Once steeped, remove the bags.
  • Pour the drink into a mug.
  • Add in honey and peppermint extract.
  • Stir to combine and enjoy your drink while its piping hot.


How To Make a Starbucks Medicine Ball at Home | REBECCA MARIE


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 22g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Medicine Ball at Starbucks?

The Starbucks Medicine Ball is a combination of water, lemonade, mint and peach tea, peppermint extract, honey, lemon or orange slices, and fresh mint.

Do Starbucks medicine balls work?

If you choose to go for this Starbucks Medicine ball, it will not prevent or treat your cold, yet it may provide some relief from your symptoms and help you stay hydrated.

How do I order Starbucks Medicine Ball?

You can order the Starbucks Medicine Ball at the Starbucks drive-thru or in store. If your barista doesn’t know what it is, you can list out the ingredients, or ask for a Honey Citrus Mint Tea like I did. (That’s right, the Medicine Ball has been added to the official Starbucks menu.)

Do medicine balls taste good?

The medicine ball is delicious! It’s quite tart — it definitely made my lips pucker upon first sip — but it did feel soothing to my throat. The flavor of peach is subtle, and the honey adds a very light sweetness to the tea.


From a health perspective, this Starbucks medicine ball makes perfect sense: lemon soothes your throat, while green tea is known to have a number of health benefits.

Plus, any sort of hot drink is going to give you a boost when you’re feeling under the weather.

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