10 Best Acai-Infused Drinks From Starbucks (BaristaHQ Guide)

Love acai-infused drinks but only know a few from Starbucks? No worries, we’re here to help. While you might think Starbucks only has the Strawberry Acai Refresher, there are plenty more Starbucks acai drinks to try.  

1. Strawberry Acai Refresher 

One of the most popular Starbucks drinks is the Strawberry Acai Refresher. You’d typically order these Starbucks refreshers cold, and they only contains 90 calories in a grande size. It has sweet strawberry flavors along with passion fruit and acai notes with green coffee extract that provides a natural green coffee flavor, and a caffeine hit.  

With this particular drink, you can customize it according to your preference. So feel free to add flavors to this particular drink, along with other syrups and toppings - whichever best suits your needs.  

Strawberry Acai Lemonade Starbucks Refresher

2. Strawberry Sunset Refresher 

From the secret menu, this particular drink is great cold and comes with a lovely fizziness. In terms of flavors, it not only has strawberry powder in it but also mango and peach - perfect if you're looking for a drink that is packed with fruity flavor.  

To make this drink, you'll need to have them add strawberry acai to the first line, followed by water to the third line, along with a pump and a half of mango and peach syrup if you're looking for a grande size. Then, fizz it all up before pouring over ice. Of course, if the Starbucks you're ordering this from doesn't have a Fizzio machine, feel free to have it without fizz as well.  

Strawberry Sunset Refresher

3. Strawberry Mango Refresher 

Another drink from the secret menu, the Starbucks Mango Refresher (not to be confused with the mango dragonfruit refresher), is also best enjoyed cold. It's a great alternative to a Frappuccino - especially if you're looking for a drink with fewer calories.  

To make this drink, just let them know that you'd like to have half strawberry acai in your drink along with half water, followed by three pumps of mango syrup for a grande. Then, add ice, blend it all together, and you're good to go. It's basically like a fruit juice with a refresher base, and it's amazing in the summer.

Strawberry Mango Refresher

4. Pink Purple Drink 

The mysterious Starbucks Pink Purple drink not only looks fantastic, but it is also a delicious drink. To order this stunning drink, you'd ask for one part of the Starbucks Pink Drink, followed by one part of the Starbucks Purple Drink.  

It consists of a Strawberry Acai Refresher with sweetened coconut milk, while the Purple Drink consists of Passion iced tea with soy, vanilla syrup, and blackberries. Naturally, the drink can look different depending on the barista that's making it, but one thing's for sure, it's sure to taste amazing.  

pink purple drink

5. Matcha Pink Drink 

This other stunning drink from Starbucks has a gorgeous ombre color to it that's sure to turn heads. To get this drink, you'll order three parts of a traditional Pink Drink which consists of two parts of a Strawberry Acai Refresher followed by matcha coconut milk on the rocks.  

It's not only absolutely delicious, but it looks fantastic. This particular drink is best enjoyed cold and has grown in popularity over recent years.  

Matcha Pink Drink

6. Pink Drink 

This is another Starbucks drink that has taken over Instagram feeds in recent years. It has a summery vibe to it and comes in a gorgeous pink color. To order it, you'll simply order a Strawberry Acai Refresher with coconut milk instead of water. You can choose to add scoops of fresh strawberries (or extra freeze dried strawberries), blackberries, or both!  

This is kind of like a Starbucks version of a strawberry milkshake, and has a creamy, milky flavor that's not overly sugary. It does, however, taste great and is definitely the drink to order if you’re looking to jazz up your regular Strawberry Acai Refresher.  

Pink Drink with Cold Foam

7. Strawberry Limeade 

Another drink that utilizes the Strawberry Acai Refresher, the Strawberry Limeade is on the secret menu and combines both lime and lemon juice (from the lemonade) which make it refreshing, but slightly tangy because of the citric acid. To make it, you'll simply add Strawberry Acai Refresher to the bottom line, followed by half lime refresher and half lemonade to the second line. Then, add ice, shake, and you're good to go.  

It's a lovely drink that's best cold and is perfect if you’re someone that loves drinks that have a slight tang to them. As a bonus, you can also customize the drink according to your preference!  

Strawberry Limeade

8. Strawberry Acai Lemonade Refresher 

This is a drink that you can easily order on the Starbucks menu. It’s about 140 calories for a grande size, and it consists of strawberry powder, strawberry puree, passionfruit puree, and açaí notes that's balanced with the delightful tanginess from the lemon juice in the lemonade. This refreshing drink is then served over ice. It's worth noting that this isn't completely caffeine free, and there’s a bit of caffeine from the green coffee extract.

It's a great afternoon pick-me-up, and you can also customize this particular drink by modifying its juice options, flavors, toppings, and more. Definitely a great zingy drink that you can’t go wrong with!  

Strawberry Acai Lemonade Refresher

9. The Wired Zombie 

Another fantastic drink from Starbucks, this particular drink is called The Wired Zombie, as it's a vibrant mix of coffee and colors. It has a fruity taste to it from the strawberry and passion fruit puree, and you'll also get a significant caffeine boost from the green tea matcha and green coffee extract in the refresher.  

To ask for this drink, you’ll get a Strawberry Acai along with light lemonade. Then, go ahead and add two scoops of matcha green tea powder for a grande size, a pump of classic syrup for a grande size and top it with a pump of raspberry syrup. 

The Wired Zombie

10. Gummy Bear Refresher  

This unique acai drink is also on the Starbucks secret menu but is not commonly known by most. To order it, simply get a Strawberry Acai Refresher with peach juice. Then, go ahead and add two pumps of raspberry syrup before finishing it off with some delicious freeze dried strawberries.  

Not only is this drink exceptionally refreshing, but you've also got a slight tanginess from the raspberry syrup. It's also got a little bit of caffeine from the green coffee extract.

It’s definitely a drink that you should order if you've always wanted to know what a gummy bear in a drink would taste like.  


How To Make The Strawberry Acai Drink From Starbucks 

Want to make the refreshing and delicious version of these Starbucks drinks on your own? Well, the good news is that it's easy to get all the ingredients and there's actually very little prep time involve. Here’s one of the Starbucks copycat recipes that's worth knowing:  

Ingredients:  

  • Fresh strawberries (or freeze dried strawberries)  
  • Acai Powder 
  • White Grape Juice (or white grape juice concentrate) 
  • Simple Syrup  
  • Green Tea (you can also replace this with green coffee powder if you’d like) 
  • 1
    First, go ahead and make the green tea by pouring hot water over the green tea bag. Then, let it steep for about two minutes or so before chilling it in the refrigerator. 
  • 2
    Then, go ahead and slice your strawberries in half before blending them with a cup of hot water. 
  • 3
    After you've blended it, strain it through a fine mesh. 
  • 4
    You'll then whisk together about half a cup of water with acai powder until dissolved. 
  • 5
    Finally, add your acai powder mixture, white grape juice, and green tea to your strawberry juice and mix well. 
  • 6
    To serve, simply pour this delicious mixture over ice with some water (depending on your preference of how diluted you'd like it to be) before adding simple syrup to your desired sweetness. 

Common Acai Starbucks Drink Questions 

What is in the acai refresher at Starbucks? 

The drink contains ice, an acai strawberry base consisting of ingredients such as white grape juice, natural flavors of green coffee, real fruit juice and vegetable juice, and water and freeze-dried strawberry slices.  

Is Starbucks discontinuing strawberry acai? 

At this time, it doesn't seem like Starbucks is discontinuing their strawberry acai drink.  

How much sugar is in Starbucks strawberry acai lemonade? 

If you get a grande size, a Starbucks strawberry acai lemonade contains about 32 grams of sugar.  


Conclusion

As seen from the above, there are a plethora of Starbucks acai drinks for you to order! If you'd like, you can even recreate the drink at home. If you choose to recreate the drink at home, you can customize the sweetness level and ingredients according to your needs.