10 Zesty Starbucks Lemonade Drinks To Delight Citrus Lovers!

Starbucks lemonade is very popular in the summer months, and your local Starbucks coffee shop offers a wide range of lemonade options to choose from.

It's not always easy to know which Starbucks lemonade drinks are available, and you might be worried that you’re missing out on the best options.

Well don’t worry, because in this guide, we'll introduce the best Starbucks lemonade drinks to try.

Starbucks lemonades are the most refreshing option on the menu and are perfect for giving you a bit of extra zing.

Most of the Starbucks lemonade drinks here are available year-round at all locations, but a few may only be available in summer. 

Here’s our list of the best Starbucks lemonade drinks (on the regular and secret menu) which you should definitely try:

1. Classic Lemonade 

Let’s start with a classic, the Starbucks lemonade. They make it using their own unique recipe, which includes water, lemon juice, lemon oil, and liquid cane sugar.[1]

This lemon juice based recipe is much zestier than your standard lemonade and balances the sour notes of lemon with the sweetness of the sugar well. 

The classic Starbucks lemonade drinks are popular with drinkers of all ages because of the slight sharpness throughout, and there’s nothing better for lemonade lovers on a hot day.

However, if you decide you want something a bit colder, then ask your barista for a blended lemonade that has ice mixed through it.  

Starbucks lemonade isn't even close to being one of their unhealthiest drinks, but it certainly isn't a diet beverage - and don't get it confused with unsweetened lemonade.

It has 120 calories and 27 grams of sugar, though there's no caffeine, so it's a suitable Starbucks drink for kids. 

The lemonade concentrate is the basis for all Starbucks lemonade drinks, but if you want something simple, then you can't go wrong with this classic.

starbucks lemonades

2. Raspberry Lemonade  

Raspberries give you a beautifully sweet tartness, and add raspberry syrup to a Starbucks lemonade, it creates a refreshing pink lemonade drink.

Raspberry lemonade isn't on the standard menu, but it's one of the Starbucks secret menu drinks that makes use of their raspberry syrup.

The ingredients should be available year-round, so you can request it in any Starbucks location.

The combination of flavors makes it a little less sweet compared to regular lemonade, so it’s lighter to drink.

This makes it a good iced lemonade for Starbucks drinkers with less of a sweet tooth, and the raspberry lemonade actually makes a great base if you want to add other flavors in (we find adding in some lime cordial works really well).  

To order a raspberry lemonade, just ask for a Starbucks lemonade with 2-3 pumps of raspberry syrup added in.

This will give it a slightly red tinge and a good raspberry flavor. It has 140 calories and 35 grams of sugar in a serving, and it’s the perfect lemonade option for those who love raspberry flavors.

Starbucks Raspberry Lemonade

3. Starbucks Unicorn Lemonade

You won’t have seen the Starbucks unicorn lemonade on the regular Starbucks menu, but you’ve probably seen it on Instagram and TikTok. 

It was inspired by the limited edition unicorn Frappuccino, which only ran for a few months and uses a lot of the same ingredients.

Extra ice is added to the drink and forces the lemonade into layers so that there are prominent blue and red colors throughout.

It’s one of the sweetest Starbucks drinks and is popular with younger customers.  

This is a secret menu option, so to order a Starbucks unicorn lemonade, you'll need to ask for a lemonade with raspberry syrup, Starbucks blue powder, and ice.

If you ask for the blue powder on the bottom, it’ll give you red coloring on top with blue colors below. If you ask for the blue power on top, then it’ll be blue on top and red below. 

The Starbucks unicorn lemonade has taken the world by storm, so most baristas should be able to make it without too much instruction.

There are about 160 calories and 45 grams of sugar in each serving.  

Starbucks Unicorn Lemonade

4. Blended Strawberry Lemonade 

The Starbucks strawberry blended lemonade is like a mix between a strawberry milkshake and a slushie.

The blended ice gives it a thicker texture than a standard Starbucks lemonade and makes it even more refreshing on a hot day. 

The strawberry flavor gives it a slight tartness to balance out the sugary taste of the lemonade and give it a bit more balance.

It’s a popular drink with all Starbucks drinkers and perfect for a hot summer’s morning.  

Starbucks blended strawberry lemonade is made by combining lemonade, strawberry syrup, and ice.

There are 190 calories and 45 grams of sugar in a single serving, and it’s sure to put a smile on your face.  

Blended Strawberry Lemonade

5. Iced Black Tea Lemonade 

Starbucks iced black tea is a favorite drink for those on a diet or looking to cut down on their caffeine intake.

The iced black tea lemonade adds a little extra sugar and flavor to the mix to make it more exciting and refreshing. 

The combination of the complex black tea with the slightly sweet and tangy flavors of lemon gives it a surprisingly complex taste, and it’s a popular iced lemonade alternative with older Starbucks drinkers.

Starbucks iced black tea lemonade is available straight off the Starbucks menu year-round.

It’s made by mixing their signature black tea with lemonade, which is then shaken over ice. 

With only 50 calories and 11 grams of sugar in a serving, this is a lighter way to enjoy classic Starbucks tea lemonade drinks.  

Iced Black Tea Lemonade

6. Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade 

Green tea is regarded as a healthy option that is used by people on a detox or cleanse.[2]

The Starbucks peach iced green tea lemonade has some of the benefits that come from green coffee extract within the green tea, but with a lot more flavor, and it’s very zingy on your palette. 

The subtle flavors from the peach juice blend really helps to round the taste of this peach green tea lemonade, too, so it's really easy to drink.  

Starbucks makes their peach iced green tea lemonade by combining peach-flavored iced tea, their Teavana green tea blend, lemonade, and ice.

There are 80 calories and 18 grams of sugar in a serving of this peach iced green tea lemonade, so it's reasonably light compared to other Starbucks drinks, and there’s 25mg of caffeine from the green coffee extract to give you a very small energy boost.   

Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade

7. Matcha Lemonade 

Starbucks iced matcha lemonade combines the very natural sweetness of matcha with the freshness of the lemons.[3]

The matcha powder in the iced tea lemonade has a complex flavor with grassy notes and a slight bitterness.

This pairs really well with the lemonade to create a balanced iced team lemonade drink which just hits the spot.

This iced green tea lemonade style drink is made by combining finely ground Teavana matcha green tea with lemonade and ice. 

It has a bold green color that makes for a great Starbucks selfie, and it’s popular with Starbucks lovers of all ages.  

Iced Matcha Lemonade

8. Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade 

The iced passion tango tea lemonade has an exciting name and flavor. It’s light and zingy, but the deep color makes it a favorite on Instagram and TikTok.

Lemonade forms the basis of this drink, so it gives you a lot of refreshment, but the combination of other flavors makes it one of the most popular Starbucks iced tea lemonades on the menu.  

The Starbucks iced passion tango tea lemonade is made using hibiscus, lemongrass, and apple flavors which are hand-shaken with ice and lemonade.

There are only 50 calories and 11 grams of sugar in a serving of these iced tea lemonades, so you can enjoy it fairly guilt-free.

If you like iced tea drinks, then you need to try this variation.  

Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade

9. Strawberry Acai Lemonade Starbucks Refresher 

The range of lemonade Starbucks refresher drinks is specially made to combine fruit flavors and give you maximum refreshment.

The strawberry açaí lemonade Starbucks refresher is the most popular Starbucks refresher. It has sweet but tart flavors of strawberry pairing well with acai and passionfruit.

Starbucks lemonade refreshers are a bit too sweet for some people, but this is perfect for younger Starbucks drinkers.  

Starbucks use their pre-made strawberry acai base, real strawberry pieces, and lemonade to make this lemonade Starbucks refresher.

There are 140 calories and 32 grams of sugar in a single serving of these Starbucks lemonade drinks. 

There's also 45mg of caffeine from the green coffee extract in the green tea to give you a little energy boost while you enjoy the lemonade Starbucks refresher.  

Strawberry Acai Lemonade Starbucks Refresher

10. Kiwi Starfruit Lemonade Starbucks Refresher 

These Starbucks lemonade drinks give you all the refreshment of lemonade with a completely different taste. 

Kiwi and starfruit flavors combine really well to provide a much lighter flavor, but the natural sweetness from the lemonade makes this Starbucks refresher very easy to drink. 

It’s a fairly new refresher that has only been around for a few years and isn’t available in every Starbucks store yet, so you will need to check if it’s available in your local store.  

Starbucks makes this lemonade refresher by combining starfruit and kiwi juice, lemonade, ice, and some frozen kiwi pieces.

There are 140 calories and 30 grams of sugar in a serving of this iced tea lemonade. 

Kiwi Starfruit Lemonade Starbucks Refresher

11. Starbucks Medicine Ball

Experience the enchanting Starbucks Medicine Ball drink, a delightful elixir that combines healing properties with irresistible flavor.

With just 120 calories, this revitalizing potion gently pampers your taste buds. Infused with mint, lemonade, honey, and a hint of peach tea, it embraces your senses with a comforting warmth. 

Delight in the invigorating minty freshness and subtle citrus notes that dance on your palate.

Let the Starbucks Medicine Ball be your go-to beverage for a soothing escape or an energizing boost. Sip and savor the magic in every sip.

Starbucks Medicine Ball in a paper cup sitting on a table

Tips For Ordering Lemonade Drinks At Starbucks 

We’ve introduced some of the best Starbucks lemonade drinks, but there are some tips it’s worth knowing so you can get the best drink every time: 

Add Lemonade 

You can add lemonade to any of the Starbucks cold drinks on the menu except the coffee and chai-based ones.

This is how you create some of the best lemonade Starbucks secret menu drinks, and some amazing iced tea lemonade options.

It costs about $2 to add lemonade into a drink, depending on the size, but it’s worth it to create some unique flavors.

Make sure you consider how the lemonade will blend with the drink before you order it, or you could end up with something which is a step too far.  

Get The Right Size 

Starbucks lemonade drinks are typically served in a Grande but are available in every size. The Trenta Starbucks drink size is popular in summer, a special size for cold drinks which allows room for ice. 

Make sure you consider which size of drink you want so you can maximize your refreshment.

Remember, the larger the drink, the more it will cost and the more calories and sugar it will have.

Split The Cost 

Most of the Grande Starbucks lemonade drinks are $3-$4, but if you order a Trenta, it’s only $4-$5.

So to save some money, we'd recommend getting a Trenta and splitting it with a friend. You’ll get just as much refreshment from the lemonade drinks but at a fraction of the cost. 

Blend it Up 

Starbucks lemonades are all available as blended drinks, which simply means that they are blended with ice before they're served.

This gives your Starbucks drink a thicker consistency and makes the lemonade a more refreshing drink on a hot day.

Check The Calories 

Starbucks use their own unique lemonade in their drinks, and it can't be customized.

This means that they can't reduce the sugar intake, and there are about 120 calories and 25 grams of sugar in a single serving. 

This isn’t that bad compared to some other Starbucks drinks, but it definitely isn’t a diet option, so it’s worth noting if you’re on any specific diet.  

Common Starbucks Lemonade Drink Questions

Is Starbucks lemonade healthy?

Starbucks lemonade is not the healthiest when compared to other low calorie drinks. It contains 25 grams of sugar in a single serving, and unfortunately, there's no way to lower the sugar content.

How many calories is the lemonade at Starbucks?  

Starbucks lemonade has roughly 120 calories per serving. There's no sugar-free or light version available, but if you choose an iced tea lemonade, these tend to have fewer calories.

Is Starbucks lemonade sweet or sour?

Starbucks lemonade is very sour, lemon-packed, and slightly sweet. It's not as sweet-tasting as some of the other store-bought lemonade brands. 

What's the difference between Starbucks lemonade and Refreshers?

The main distinction between Starbucks lemonade and Refreshers lies in the flavor profile and the addition of green coffee extract in Refreshers.

Try One This Summer!

Starbucks is known for their exciting coffees, but they also offer a lot of exciting lemonades.

Of course, everyone has slightly different preferences, but Starbucks has created a lot of unique lemonade flavors so that there's something on the menu for everyone.

Hopefully this guide has given you some great options to try on your next visit.


1. https://www.starbucks.com/menu/product/873068639/iced

2. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/green-tea-detox-diet

3. https://www.starbucks.com/menu/product/2122376/iced

Kim Fernandez


Kim Fernandez
Kim offers a unique perspective on coffee culture and trends. Kim's writing is personal and experiential, providing readers with firsthand advice on the latest in coffee. Beyond her writing, Kim is an avid explorer of new coffee trends and spots, always seeking to share the most genuine advice and latest trends. True to her love for coffee, you'll often find her in a café, immersed in a book with a freshly brewed cup of joe.

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