Here’s How to Make Your Favorite Starbucks Refresher at Home
We scoured the web for the best Starbucks copycat recipes—including their strawberry refresher, pink drink and more.
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Mango Dragonfruit Refresher
The base for this mango dragonfruit refresher from Darling Tomboy combines half a packet of peach mango drink powder (or mango juice) with a packet of dragonfruit energy drink mix (I found it on Amazon). Take this sweet, summery drink to the next level with a splash of lemonade.
Strawberry Acai Refresher
Need a sweet sipper? Try this copycat strawberry acai refresher from Beauty and the Beets. The drink starts with freeze-dried strawberries. Then, acai power is added—with some green coffee bean powder for that refresher kick! And, you’re just a splash of lemonade away from a strawberry acai lemonade.
Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher
This one’s a bit more complicated—but worth the effort. The Tasty Bite’s very berry hibiscus refresher recipe starts with Hibiscus syrup. Once you’ve made that, you’re set! You can get dried hibiscus flowers at the grocery store (sometimes called “flor de Jamaica”) or on Amazon. By now, I think you can guess how to make very berry hibiscus lemonade.
Did you ever wonder what’s in the Pink Drink? According to the Nutmeg Nanny’s recipe, it’s just acai berry tea, white grape juice, coconut milk and strawberries—with agave nectar for sweetness. If you have some extra berries, try these sweet, seasonal recipes.
Starbucks’ violet drink is another mystery. But The Culinary Compass has shown us the way with its purple drink recipe. It starts with passion tea, vanilla soy milk and blackberries.
Cool Lime Refresher
Do you miss the discontinued cool lime refresher? Once again, the Darling Tomboy has us covered with a recipe. Start by combining some chopped mint leaves and cucumber with fresh lime juice. Water and your favorite sweetener complete the recipe.
Valencia Orange Refresher
The discontinued refresher is another happy memory—it was my favorite! But a guest blogger on the Mommy Evolution shared a super-easy copycat recipe. Just combine OJ and some lemon iced tea. Make yourself a pitcher of orangy goodness for your next get-together.