Chick-fil-A Sunjoy

Chick-fil-A Sunjoy is a delicious and refreshing drink. The combination of iced tea and lemonade is sweet, tart, and thirst-quenching. Chick-fil-A is one of the few restaurants serving this iced tea lemonade straight off the menu. This classic drink is perfect for hot summer days, but you can make this recipe anytime. Delight your taste buds anytime, not just when dining at Chick-fil-A.

copycat Chick Fil A Sunjoy drink in a glass.

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What makes the combination of sweet tea and lemonade so irresistible? 

Whether you call it a Half and Half or an Arnold Palmer, a fifty-fifty mix of fresh lemonade and sweet iced tea is a fantastic way to cool off.

The secret to the therapeutic effect of this favorite non-alcoholic beverage is the bracing tang of the lemonade combined with the caffeine jolt of the black tea.

Keep a pitcher of this classic in the fridge all summer long, and you’ll never go thirsty. 

What makes this recipe for Chick-fil-A Sunjoy so good? 

Chick-fil-A serves fantastic drinks, from its legendary freshly brewed sweetened iced tea to its signature lemonade. While you can purchase premade Sunjoy® beverages at Chick-fil-A, they are a little pricey. Please save your money by making them yourself at home with this simple recipe! They use freshly made black tea, real cane sugar, and freshly squeezed lemon juice to get nothing but the freshest ingredients turned into something extraordinary. While these are simple ingredients, their combination makes one delicious drink. 

This combination of regular Chick-fil-A sweet tea and lemonade is also seasonal and unavailable throughout the year, which is another good reason to make it at home.

Ingredients for Chick-fil-A’s Sunjoy Drink

To make a pitcher of Sunjoy, you’ll need:

  • Unsweetened Iced tea
  • Sugar
  • Lemonade
Chick Fil A Sunjoy drink ingredients on a tray.

Ingredient notes

Black tea is the standard for making Sunjoy, but you can experiment using other types of tea. Brew it hot, or try cold brewing the tea for reduced acidity. You can also use your favorite sweet tea recipe to make this recipe. If you choose Sweet Tea, there is no need to add any extra sugar. 

Standard lemonade is usual, but Strawberry Lemonade would make an exciting alternative. 

How to make Sunjoy Chick-fil-A style

Mixing up a pitcher of Sunjoy is simple:

  1. Brew the tea according to the directions on the package.
  2. Stir the sugar into the tea while it is warm. Using the cold brewing method, a rich, simple syrup will give you better results. Since rich simple syrup is sweeter than sugar, you’ll need to adjust the amount you use based on your taste. 
Chick Fil A Sunjoy tea mixture in a pan.
  1. Make lemonade using your favorite recipe.
  2. Fill a large pitcher halfway with sweetened iced tea. Top with lemonade. Stir well to combine.
  3. Chill in the fridge until serving. 
copycat Chick Fil A Sunjoy drink and lemons behind it.

Recipe variations

  • Make a sugar-free variation – use Spendla or your favorite sweetener to make sugar-free for tea, and don’t forget the diet lemonade 
  • Make a convenient version – you can purchase sweet iced tea (or make your own), purchase a gallon of good quality lemonade, and prepare the recipe 

How to serve Chick-fil-A Sunjoy Tea 

For each serving of Sunjoy:

  1. Fill a glass two-thirds of the way with ice. 
  2. Stir the pitcher of Sunjoy and fill the glass to the top. 
  3. Add a straw and garnish with an optional lemon wheel. 

What To Serve With the Sunjoy Drink 

This drink is an excellent substitute for soda or other soft drinks. Serve it on its own or with a meal. Some things you can serve with your lemonade sweet tea are burgers and fries, grilled chicken, fruit salad, or even a fresh pasta salad.

How To Store It 

Always keep Sunjoy in the fridge, and cover the top of the pitcher with a lid or plastic wrap to keep out debris. Since the sugar will settle to the bottom of the pitcher, stir with a long-handled bar spoon before serving. 

Do you want to take Sunjoy with you for lunch but don’t have access to a work fridge? Try filling an empty soda bottle two-thirds with the drink and freezing it overnight. It should melt when lunch rolls around but will still be cold. 

How Long Will It Last

You can keep a pitcher of Sunjoy in the fridge for up to a week, but the faster you drink it, the better. 

copycat Chick Fil A Sunjoy drink in a glass and pitcher.

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Chick Fil A Sunjoy

You can make Chick Fil A Sunjoy drink at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chick Fli A Sunjoy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 154kcal


  • 8 cups water
  • 2 family-size Tetley tea bags
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 cups lemonade


  • Brew iced tea by bringing 4 cups of cold water to boil in a large pot over high heat.
  • Turn off the heat, add the tea bags to the water, and let steep for 4 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bags.
  • Add the sugar while the tea is still warm and stir until dissolved.
  • Add the remaining 4 cups of water.
  • Pour the sweet tea into a big pitcher(gallon-sized) or container
  • Add the lemonade and stir to combine.
  • Cover and store it in the refrigerator.


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 38g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.01mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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