15 Best Starbucks Refreshers To Try

crazy by Editorial Staff | Posted on November 26th, 2022

Coffee undoubtedly comes to mind when you think about Starbucks. But as every fan of the popular chain restaurant Starbucks knows, it offers much more than lattes and cappuccinos. Starbucks refreshers have gained popularity as coffee substitutes.


Starbucks Refreshers are iced beverages with a low caffeine content created with natural fruit juice and green coffee extract. The arabica coffee beans used to make the green coffee extract are not yet roasted. 

It’s for everyone who prefers the flavor of tea or iced tea over coffee and wants a chilled beverage with caffeine. Every Starbucks Refresher has 45 mg of caffeine in a grande-sized drink.

An iced fruit-infused beverage from Starbucks called a refresher would introduce you to a whole new universe of Starbucks tastes. 

Starbucks Refreshers

Take a look at the list of the top Starbucks beverages below.

Pink Drink

starbucks pink drink

Starbucks’ Pink Drink is the finest Refresher! It is sweet, creamy, and just a little tangy. This is a fantastic solution when you want something a little bit lighter than a Frappuccino.

It feels like a treat even though it is cooling and not overly rich. It’s also one of the most beautiful Starbucks beverages!

Strawberry Acai Refresher serves as the foundation for Pink Drink. The drink is shaken with ice, coconut milk, and a scoop of freeze-dried strawberries. This one also blends well if you’re looking for something unique.

This drink has about 140 calories,  25g of sugar, 2.5g of fat, and 45mg of caffeine.

Violet Drink

Violet Drink

In addition to the tangy hibiscus taste from the Berry Hibiscus Starbucks refresher, the Violet Drink also contains luscious blackberries. You may have these generally pleasant drinks after mixing them with coconut milk and a small amount of ice.

You will consume 110 calories and 45 mg of caffeine with a grande cup of this beverage.

Dragon Drink

Dragon Drink

Coconut milk is used to thin the mango dragonfruit base for the Dragon Drink. To complete it, a scoop of freeze-dried dragonfruit is added to the thick, pink beverage.

Mango flavor predominates, and dragonfruit flavor is scarcely detectable. The crunchy dragonfruit chunks strongly remind us of fruit-flavored yogurt.

Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade

Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade

With tastes of vivacious lemonade, gorgeous mango, and cooling dragonfruit, this refreshment is also a drink with a tropical flair. A scoop of real chopped dragonfruit pieces is added to the hand-shaken Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade Refresher.

One grande-sized cup of this pleasant beverage, which has roughly 140 calories, also includes caffeine to give you the jolt you need.

Strawberry Acai Lemonade

Strawberry Acai Lemonade

The strawberry-forward foundation and freeze-dried fruit on the Starbucks Refreshers are given a sour lemonade splash in this variation.

Even though this increases the sugar content, the most sweetness comes from fruit juice and a small amount from frozen strawberries.

Strawberry Acai

Strawberry Acai

The Refreshers series has made this beverage a mainstay.  This drink is a delicious strawberry beverage with a trace of caffeine from the green coffee extract.

And to balance off the sweetness from the juice, Starbucks has added undertones of passion fruit and acai to this beverage to give it a bit more taste. Compared to its sibling, the Pink Drink, this drink has a stronger juice basis.

Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher

Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher

It’s a cool and lovely beverage that consistently energizes me in the afternoon on hot summer days. Additionally, it contains the least amount of calories of any Starbucks refresher. It just has 14 grams of sugar and 70 calories.

Star Drink

Star Drink

The Star Drink contains a scoop of kiwi fruit pieces made with starfruit and kiwi-flavored juices. This beverage gets coconut milk added before being shaken with ice.

One scoop of kiwi pieces in grande-sized beverage results in 130 calories and 45 mg of caffeine.

Caribbean Refresher

Caribbean Refresher

The next time you’re at your preferred coffee shop, pick up one of the best refreshers. The Caribbean Refresher consists of three pumps of raspberry syrup, light peach juice, and passion tea on top of a Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade Refresher.

Pink Matcha Drink

Caribbean Refresher

The Pink Matcha is a Pink Drink with matcha-flavored vanilla cold foam on top. These flavors don’t go well together, but they aren’t particularly great inedible, either.

How to order it: Order a Pink Drink and ask the barista to add a scoop of matcha to the vanilla sweet cream cold foam on top.

Kiwi Starfruit

Kiwi Starfruit

The base flavor of the Kiwi Starfruit refresher is slightly tropical. If you enjoy kiwi, you’ll enjoy the pieces of actual fruit. The Star Drink, Kiwi Starfruit Refreshers, and Kiwi Starfruit Refreshers Lemonade all contain this as a base during the summer.

Rose Gold Refresher

Rose Gold Refresher

Another Starbucks secret menu beverage is the Rose Gold Refresher, but it’s just too sweet. It is created using the Mango Dragonfruit Refresher base undiluted. To give the beverage, its desired rose gold color. However, raspberry-flavored syrup and peach juice are included.

How to order: Request a Mango Dragonfruit Refresher without water, and then add peach juice, two pumps of classic syrup, and two pumps of raspberry syrup. Leave out the traditional syrup if you prefer it to be less sweet.

Pineapple Passionfruit Lemonade

Pineapple Passionfruit Lemonade

The tropical flavors in the Pineapple Passionfruit Lemonade are bright, fruity, and tropical, but they pair better with coconut milk than with lemonade. The base is natural flavors, white grape juice, and green coffee extract.

The Pineapple Passionfruit Lemonade Refresher from Starbucks contains this base, lemonade, and pieces of freeze-dried pineapple.

140 calories are in a grande cup of this drink. It contains 45mg of caffeine, 0g of fat, and 30g of sugar.

Gummy Bear Refresher

Gummy Bear Refresher

This drink tastes like candy in a cup, though we can’t say it tastes exactly like a gummy bear. Order a venti Strawberry Açai Refresher with water and no strawberry inclusion to get this beverage. 

They substitute peach juice for the water, add two pumps of raspberry syrup, and ask for it with small ice cubes.

Orange Drink

Orange Drink starbucks

Did you know that several cocktails on the hidden menu are equally colorful? The orange drink may be one of our faves among the colorful cocktails that online secret menu creators have produced.

Ask for a Black Tea Lemonade in whichever size you’d want to order this drink. Then, request that half the usual amount of sweetness be used. Peach tea, which might be the Starbucks Peach Citrus White Tea Infusion or the Iced Peach Green Tea, is called for in the Taste of Home recipe. 

Due to its tangerine hue, the Peach Citrus White Tea may give the beverage a more pronounced orange hue. Pour a little soy milk on top to give the beverage a finishing touch of smoothness.

FAQs

Are Starbucks Refreshers caffeinated?

There is caffeine in every Starbucks refresher. Green coffee extract from unroasted green arabica beans makes the base. Refreshers are not as potent as coffee, though.

A venti has 70 mg of caffeine, while a grande has 45 mg. But if you’re sensitive to caffeine or trying to cut back, proceed with caution.

Does Starbucks sell refreshers without caffeine?

Purchasing Starbucks Refresher bases without caffeine is not feasible because they are manufactured with fruit and green coffee extract.

Conclusion

Starbucks Refreshers are the ideal pick-me-up on a hot day since they are fruity, cool, and moderately caffeinated. Pick up one of these energizing refreshers the next time you stop by your local coffee shop to see what all the hype is about. 

Mixing genuine fruit pieces with coconut milk or lemonade is tantalizing. Choose carefully, though—some are sweeter than others!

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