Ready to take your summer sipping game to the next level?

Well, you're in luck because we've rounded up the 15 best Starbucks Refreshers that will not only help you stay breezy but also give you a refreshing (pun intended) boost of energy.

From fruity to creamy and everything in between, these delicious drinks will quench your thirst and tickle your taste buds.

So sit back, relax, and get ready to discover the ultimate list of the best Starbucks refreshers that you won't want to miss!

Here are our favorite refreshers - both official and secret menu - ranked by taste!

1. Strawberry Acai Lemonade

Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refresher With Lemonade

Strawberry Acai Lemonade is our personal favorite. It’s the drink that's sure to satisfy your taste buds and quench your thirst.

This Starbucks refresher is made with the perfect blend of strawberry acai refresher base, lemonade, and real freeze-dried strawberries, giving it a refreshing and fruity taste that's hard to resist.

The Strawberry Acai Lemonade’s gentle red color is like a ray of sunset in a cup, and the first sip will have you feeling like you're in a summery paradise – that much we can promise.

On the nutritional side, you’re looking at 140 calories with 32 grams of sugar and 45 mg of caffeine – and that’s if you don’t add any strawberry puree sauce or other things into the mix.

2. Sunset Dragon Drink

Starbucks Sunset Dragon Drink

This is the first of many Starbucks secret menu refreshers you must try. Why? Because it's sooo Instagram-worthy and equally delicious.

Dare we say it’s the second-best Starbucks refresher? We think it is.

Ask your barista for a Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade, but tell them to skip the frozen fruit. Then, ask for extra peach juice, shake it, and top it off with passion tango tea.

It’ll look like a tropical cocktail in your cup. The best thing about it? The flavors will change as you go through it!

3. Dragon Drink

Starbucks Dragon Drink

Craving a drink with all the right tropical flavors to make you feel like you’ve been transported to a beach in Hawaii?

Look no further than the official menu item - the Dragon Drink! This is one of my favorite Starbucks coconut drinks!

This Instagram-worthy refresher starts with a base of mango dragonfruit refresher mixed with creamy coconut milk, creating a luscious and refreshing combination of natural flavors and aromas.

Topped with freeze-dried dragonfruit pieces, it's not only visually stunning but there's also a burst of real fruit juice in every sip.

And, at only 130 calories, 23 grams of sugar, and 45 mg of caffeine from a green coffee extract for a standard Grande size with no additional drizzles and syrup pumps – we’re sure you can enjoy it without worrying about your beach body.[1]

4. Blue Drink

Starbucks Blue Drink

Starbucks' iced tea drinks are superstars of the "secret menu refreshers," and this one's no exception.

Start with Iced Passion Tango Tea, but instead of water - go with soy milk. Then, add vanilla syrup, and you're good to go!

Not to give too much away, but you might be tempted never again to change your drink after this one.

5. Sour Patch Kids Refresher

Starbucks Sour Patch Kids Refresher

If you ask us, this is one of the best drinks Starbucks’ secret menu refreshers list has ever seen! This one has been our go-to for quite some time now.

To order it, you’ll have to order a Venti Strawberry Acai Lemonade and top it off with three pumps of raspberry syrup and three pumps of classic syrup.

Once that’s done, top it with passion tango tea and enjoy the burst of sweet flavors in your mouth.

And yeah, calories are off the chart with this one, but you have to treat yourself occasionally to one of the best Starbucks raspberry drinks money can buy.

6. Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade

Starbucks Mango Dragon Fruit Lemonade

Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade Refresher from Starbucks might just be the tropical escape in a cup you need!

This delicious drink combines the sweet mango dragonfruit refresher base blended with tangy lemonade.

What really sets Mango Dragonfruit Refresher apart is the vibrant pink color and the freeze-dried dragonfruit pieces that give it a unique texture – not just the aesthetics for the ‘Gram.

Honestly, it's like sipping on a taste of the tropics!

And with only 140 calories and 31 grams of sugar in a Grande, it's a guilt-free dragon fruit treat you‘ll burn off with just 30 minutes of walking.

7. Paradise Drink

Starbucks Paradise Drink

If this doesn’t take you to the paradise city - nothing will!

Made with a combination of pineapple passionfruit refresher base and creamy coconut milk, this deliciously refreshing drink will be the Ken to your Barbie once the heat comes.

The creamy coconut milk adds a velvety richness to the drink, while freeze-dried pineapple gives it a bit of character and a much-needed fruity, tangy twist—all in all, one of the best Starbucks refreshers we've ever sipped on.

As for calories - there are 140 calories in a Grande cup, 45 mg of caffeine, 23 grams of sugar and 2.5 grams of fat.[2]

8. Pineapple Passionfruit

Starbucks Pineapple Passion Fruit Refresher

Sweet taste? Check. Pineapple chunks? Check. Enough caffeine to kick-start your day? Check.

Pineapple Passionfruit Refresher is a simple but delicious blend of pineapple passionfruit refreshers base and coconut milk, topped off with real freeze-dried pineapple for extra pizzazz.

Trust us, after just one sip, you'll be transported to a sun-soaked beach with your toes in the sand.

Plus, the nutritional information is so favorable.

Think of this as the lighter version of a regular refresher or other drinks from your local Starbucks since it’s only 100 calories and 19 grams of sugar.

In other words - you won't have to worry about straying from your diet. Treat yourself.

9. Strawberry Açaí Refresher

Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refresher

Strawberry Açaí Refresher is what strawberry in a cup is supposed to taste like. Or dare we say - what strawberries are supposed to taste like!?

Whether it’s freeze-dried strawberries or the Strawberry Acai Starbucks refresher base with açaí and passion fruit notes, this velvety soft drink just hits the spot for us.

Honestly, when you hit that first piece of freeze-dried strawberries - it’s like you’re a child again in your grandma’s little garden.

As for how many calories are in a Strawberry Acai refresher - it’s 100! And only 21 grams of sugar and 45 mg of caffeine for that gentle kick.

10. Firecracker Ombre Drink

Starbucks Fire Cracker

If there was ever a super cool name for a secret menu refresher drink - it's this one.

This two-tone, I’ve-died-and-went-to-paradise drink will surely splash your taste buds with dreamy goodness like nothing you've tasted before!

So here’s how you make it:

Start with a Mango Dragon Fruit Lemonade with no inclusions, and ask your barista for a single pump of raspberry syrup and mix that separately.

Then, pour that lovely concoction over ice and top it off with passion tango tea.

Easy peasy.

11. Pink Drink

Starbucks Pink Drink with Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

What do you get when you mix coconut milk with a strawberry acai base and some icy strawberries? You get a Pink Drink!

Starbucks' Pink Drink must be one of the prettiest and tastiest drinks on the Starbucks Refreshers' menu.

Not only does it taste fantastic, but this baby-pink drink also looks absolutely stunning, making it the perfect choice for your next Instagram or TikTok story.

On the nutritional side of things, the regular version (no additional pumps) of Pink Drink is 140 calories, with 25 grams of sugar and 2.5 grams of fat.[3]

12. Mango Dragonfruit

Starbucks Mango Dragon Fruit Refresher

Who needs a secret menu when you have a hot pink drink right there on the official Starbucks menu?

Mango Dragonfruit Refresher is made with the saucy blend of mango dragonfruit refresher base and freeze-dried dragonfruit pieces.

And it’s yum-yum!

Really. It’s got all you need. Tropical flavor. Chucks of dragon fruit. Aesthetics for days!

And, to top things off, this pink drink is only 90 calories with 19 grams of sugar, so you can sip on it without a care in the world.

13. Pineapple Passionfruit Lemonade

Starbucks Pineapple Passionfruit Lemonade Refresher

Pineapple and passion fruit? What more could you ask for on a sunny day?

Don’t be fooled! While this may be our “least-favorite” Starbucks lemonade refresher from the official Starbucks Refresher menu - it’s not bad at all!

In fact, it’s super tasty!

And why wouldn’t it be? You get a delicious pineapple passionfruit base, lemonade, and freeze-dried pineapple chunks, all shaken with ice for a super chill sip.

14. WandaVision Refresher

Starbucks WandaVision Drinks

This drink is good and pleasant on the eyes!

Get yourself a Trenta Strawberry Acai Refresher and hold off the water. Instead, add a guava juice blend.

On top of that, add three scoops of strawberries and top it all off with vanilla sweet cream cold foam and watch that white cream just float on top of our drink!

15. Fuzzy Peach Refresher

Starbucks Fuzzy Peach Refresher

Who wouldn’t want some peach juice in their cup? We love this Starbucks peach drink!

Start with a Mango Dragonfruit Refresher in a Venti cup but ask for no water or inclusions.

Instead, ask your barista if they could make it with peach juice, some coconut milk, and two pumps of vanilla.

Maybe add a scoop of vanilla bean powder to shake it up. Promise this will taste super good!

Discontinued Starbucks Refreshers We Love And Miss

If you go on a Starbucks app - these Refreshers are sadly gone:

  • Kiwi Starfruit Refresher
  • Kiwi Starfruit Lemonade Refresher
  • Star Drink
  • Violet Drink
  • Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher
  • Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Refresher

They’re not forgotten, though!

If the Kiwi Starfruit Refresher base and Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher base ever make a comeback (fingers crossed!), you must try them out.

Especially the Star Drink, because that kiwi-starfruit combo was to die for!

What Exactly Is A Starbucks Refresher?

Simply put, a Starbucks Refresher is a mixture of a fruity base, freeze-dried fruit, water, or coconut milk, all shaken with ice.

In other words - a refreshing take on what “refreshing” feels and tastes like.

Unlike traditional caffeinated drinks, Starbucks Refreshers include a green coffee extract from unroasted arabica coffee beans, giving a Starbucks Refreshers beverage its unique flavor and a moderate caffeine content (45 mg).

Higher caffeine content than iced teas - but still moderate.

They're also dairy-free and lactose-free since refresher bases are made with real fruit juice, water, sugar, white grape juice concentrate, and natural flavors.

The main thing that sets Starbucks Refreshers apart from other drinks is their use of freeze-dried fruit, which provides an additional burst of natural flavors alongside a satisfying texture without any artificial additives.

Ordering Refreshers From Starbucks (Tips From A Barista)

Every (well, almost every) Starbucks barista will tell you that Starbucks' secret menu isn’t a thing. And they would be right.

Starbucks' Secret Menu Refreshers don’t exist!

However, what exists is figuring out new combinations of flavors to make those “secret menu drinks.”

With that said - here’s a piece of advice: learn how to order your “secret menu item.”

Don’t expect your barista to know how many pumps of raspberry syrup go in your drink of choice. They don’t have to know that. You do.

For example:

  • If you say, "I'd like extra peach juice and some vanilla sweet cream cold foam in my ice-cold lemonade," - that's what you'll get.
  • If you ask for a "Cotton candy, super-berry, pink lemonade Starbucks' secret menu Refresher" - your barista might have a panic attack.

And your name will definitely end up misspelled!

Starbucks Baristas In Coffee Shop

Related Starbucks Refreshers Questions

How much caffeine is in a Starbucks refresher?

A Starbucks Refresher drink contains 45 mg of caffeine if you get a Grande Refresher (you get more caffeine if you get a bigger drink). There’s a green coffee extract in each refresher base.

Can you get Starbucks refreshers without caffeine?

No, you can’t get Starbucks Refreshers without caffeine. While there’s no coffee in the drink, the refresher base syrup contains caffeine.

Are Starbucks refreshers healthy?

Starbucks Refreshers are neither healthy nor unhealthy. They contain a lot of sugar, but they're not nearly as caloric or high in sugar as some other sweet Starbucks drinks. 

Are Starbucks refreshers full of sugar?

Starbucks Refreshers are full of sugar, like almost any sweet drink Starbucks offers. One Starbucks Refreshers drink will either satisfy or exceed your recommended daily sugar intake.[4] Also, keep in mind extra pumps equal added sugar!

Do Starbucks refreshers give you energy?

Yes, Starbucks Refresher drinks will give you energy. The 45 mg of caffeine from the green coffee extract in there is sure to give you a boost of energy.

Get Your Starbucks Refresher Today!

There you go, friends - Starbucks official menu and Starbucks secret menu Refreshers we absolutely adore!

From good ol’ regular items to iced tea and Starbucks refresher combinations in vibrant colors, we’re sure this list will give you a great idea of what to order to cool yourself down.

Unless you wanted a Verry Berry Refresher base, in which case, you will need a time machine first!




Karmy Widjaja


Karmy Widjaja
Karmy Widjaja, holding a degree in Hospitality Administration, combines her academic background with a profound passion for the world of coffee. Her work is enriched with a wealth of insights, not only about the art of coffee making but also about the broader aspects of the coffee industry. Her quest for coffee perfection is a central theme in her engaging articles, as she continues to explore the vibrant coffee scene in Perth. And when it's time for a coffee break? Karmy's all about a laid-back flat white with almond milk – it's her go-to for a tasty coffee kick.

My favorite drink? I'd go with... flat white with almond milk.

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