Stop the presses; there's some Starbucks drinks in town.

Everyone loves colorful Starbucks drinks, and the Starbucks red drink is all over social media.

If you love the strawberry taste, you're spoilt for choice, so keep reading to learn about all the new thirst-quenching red drinks from Starbucks.

1. The Red Drink

Starbucks The Red Drink

Let's start with the original, the Red Drink.

It's made from Starbucks Iced Passion Fruit Tea, but instead of water, it uses coconut milk and strawberry inclusions.

Agave is then added and it's all poured over ice to make it even more refreshing.

The blend of ingredients makes this red drink taste amazing. It has a light but slightly acidic taste, and it's kind of like a thinner strawberry smoothie.

It's a Starbucks secret menu drink, so you'll have to request it from your barista, but they'll probably know how to make it.

The best part is that it's only 75 calories, so you can enjoy it guilt-free all summer.

2. The Red Starburst

Starbucks Red Starburst Frappuccino

The Red Starburst combines flavors of strawberry ice cream with lemonade to create a smooth and refreshing drink.

It's made by blending strawberry iced lemonade, strawberry flavoring, vanilla bean powder, and raspberry sauce.

This is another secret menu drink you'll have to request, but most baristas will have heard of the Red Starburst.

There are about 200 calories and 50 grams of sugar in a serving, so it's not the healthiest drink, but it is a wonderfully sweet way to cool down on a hot day.

3. Blended Strawberry Lemonade

Starbucks Blended Strawberry Lemonade

The blended strawberry lemonade is a fruity take on a classic Starbucks lemonade.[1]

It's made using lemonade, strawberry puree, and ice, with all the ingredients blended together.

It's not as strong a strawberry flavor as other red options, but it's refreshing and sweet. You can also add other flavors, like passion fruit puree, to mix up the taste.

The blended strawberry lemonade is on the regular Starbucks menu, so you won't need to give any special instructions to your barista.

A single serving has 190 calories and 45 grams of sugar, so it's not a healthy drink, but it's not as bad as some other Starbucks options.

4. Santa Claus Frappuccino

Starbucks Santa Claus Frappuccino

With a name like that, you know this red drink will be good.

It's made with a vanilla bean frappuccino, with a strawberry puree layer at the bottom and middle to give it a red look.

It's then topped with cream and festive sprinkles, and some coffee shops will even serve this in a red cup to complete the Christmas look.

It's not on the regular menu, so you'll have to speak to your barista, but it's definitely just an occasional treat because there are over 400 calories and 50 grams of sugar in a serving.

5. Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade

Starbucks Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade

The Starbucks Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade is made with a hibiscus iced tea mixed with strawberry inclusions and then blended with ice.[2]

It has a bold red color but a light taste, which comes from the natural flavors.

It's a caffeine-free tea drink with 0 calories and 0 sugar, so it's perfect for those looking to detox.

You can order it straight from the Starbucks menu, and this red drink is available year-round.

6. Strawberry Acai Refresher

Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refresher

The Strawberry Acai Refresher tastes like strawberry lemonade but with less sugar.

It's made by combining strawberry flavors with passion fruit and freeze-dried acai powder and white grape juice concentrate, making it a very refreshing and fruity drink.

The natural green coffee flavor gives it about 45mg of caffeine, 90 calories, and 20 grams of sugar in a serving.

If you like strawberry but prefer a lighter drink, this is one for you to try.

7. Strawberry Creme Frappuccino

Starbucks Strawberry Creme Frappuccino

The Strawberry Creme Frappuccino is more dessert-like than most other red drinks on the list.

This blended berry smoothie drink is made with a Frappuccino base, mixed with strawberry puree, and then topped with whipped cream.

You can even add crumbled graham crackers for a bit of crunch.

It’s available year round and has 370 calories in a serving, so it’s perfect for those who like Starbucks sweet drinks.

8. Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino

Starbucks Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino

The Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino is basically a frappuccino with a coffee base, topped with layers of whipped cream and strawberry puree.

It has powdered sugar funnel cake pieces added on top, leaving you with a very indulgent red Starbucks drink reminiscent of going to the carnival as a kid.

A Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino has 410 calories and 51 grams of sugar in a serving.

It also has 85mg of caffeine, but if you want to avoid coffee, you can opt for the caffeine-free version instead.

9. Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino

Starbucks Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino

The Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino is deliciously indulgent.

You can get one by ordering a grande Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino with heavy cream instead of coconut milk, an extra pump of hazelnut syrup, and some white mocha sauce.

You can even ask for freeze-dried strawberry chunks on top to complete the drink.

10. Strawberry Shortcake Frappuccino

Starbucks Strawberry Shortcake Frappuccino

If you've got a mega sweet tooth, then this twist on a regular Strawberry Creme Frappuccino will be right up your street.

The result is a sugary dessert-style drink popular with younger Starbucks drinkers.

The shortcake frappuccino is more indulgent than most desserts, and there are about 450 calories and 50 grams of sugar, so be warned that it can give younger drinkers a real sugar high.

Ask Barista For: A Strawberry Creme Frappuccino, white mocha sauce, with some strawberry puree on top.

11. Starbucks Firecracker

Starbucks Firecracker

The stunning look of this red drink at Starbucks comes from the mix of dragon-fruit lemonade refresher, raspberry syrup, and passion tea.

This is all poured over ice, and the combination of flavors and colors is electric.

If you want a light, delicious drink to cool you down, this one is perfect, and there are less than 150 calories in a serving.

12. Red Velvet Frappuccino

Starbucks Red Velvet Frappucino

Everyone loves the flavors of red velvet cake, and this tastes just like it.

The recipe for the red velvet Starbucks drink involves half white chocolate, half mocha Frappuccino which they blend with some raspberry syrup.

It's all then topped off with whipped cream to give you a satisfying and filling order.

If you haven't tried the Red Velvet Frappuccino before, then take this as a sign and go and get one.

Just beware that there are about 400 calories in a serving, so it isn't a healthy choice.

13. Love On The Rocks

Starbucks Love on the Rocks

Love on the Rocks sounds like the name of a cocktail, but it's actually a popular red drink.

It's made with a passion tea base, 4 pumps of raspberry syrup, coconut milk, and strawberry syrup.

Then a strawberry cold foam is blended in to give it a smooth richness.

Despite the indulgent taste, the Love on the Rocks is quite light, and it's a great alternative to your standard passion fruit tea.

14. Blossoming Rose Tea Latte

Starbucks Blossoming Rose Tea Latte

The Blossoming Rose Tea Latte is made with a Starbucks rooibos tea base mixed with rose syrup and finished with sugary sprinkles.

It's a Starbucks original you won't find in chain restaurants, and the addition of steamed milk means that it tastes rich and creamy.

At under 100 calories, this is a red drink you can enjoy guilt-free and one for all fruit tea lovers to try.

15. Purple Rain Refresher

Starbucks Purple Rain Refresher

Despite the name, this is actually a red drink, and it's incredibly popular over summer.

It's made by combining a Cool Lime Refresher with lemonade, and then raspberry syrup is slowly dripped on top. 

As the red syrup makes its way down the drink, it gives it a unique red dripping look which you'll want to take a picture of.

The refresher is a lighter red drink at Starbucks, with only about 200 calories in a serving.

16. Neverland Sunset

Starbucks Neverland Sunset

The Starbucks Neverland Sunset gets its name because of the unique colors, which look like a beautiful sunset.

It's made by combining a mango dragonfruit lemonade refresher, peach juice, and iced herbal tea.

This red Starbucks tea is sweet and sour and combines a lot of fruity flavors in one cup.

It's a popular secret menu option, but you will need to ask your barista for it.

17. Red Candy Apple Frappuccino

Starbucks Red Candy Apple Frappuccino

This fall drink is perfect when you don't fancy a Pumpkin Spiced Latte.

It has the flavors of candy apple, which is created by mixing apple juice, raspberry syrup, and ice, and then topped with whipped cream and caramel syrup.

It will give you a nostalgic feeling when you drink it, and it's a favorite with younger Starbucks lovers, but beware because there are 300 calories and 45 grams of sugar in a serving.

18. Sakura Blossom Strawberry Tea

Starbucks Iced Sakura Blossom Strawberry Tea

If you like extra strawberries and strawberry flavor in your passion tea, then this will be right up your street.

It launched last year and combines hibiscus passion tea, strawberry sauce, creamy cold foam, and chocolate petal sprinkles.

The combination of hibiscus and fruit gives a slightly medicinal taste, and this red iced drink is great for cooling you down quickly.

Plus, it's low-calorie, and there's basically no caffeine, so it can be enjoyed by everyone.

How To Order Any Red Drink At Starbucks

If you're looking to order a red drink at Starbucks, you're going to be spoilt for choice.

Look for any drink recipe which contains strawberry puree or strawberry syrup, and you can't go far wrong.

The Strawberry Frappuccino is one of my favorites, but there are lots of red drinks to choose from.

If you're in any doubt, you can speak to your barista who will be able to help you out (and might even throw in some extra strawberry sauce).

If you don't fancy anything on the menu, you can choose a Starbucks secret menu option.

The secret menu gives you a lot more options, just add extra strawberry syrup or puree to your favorite iced tea or iced drink, and it should turn the drink red.

Why Is The Starbucks ‘Red Drink’ Range So Popular?

The red drink is a popular option because of the deep strawberry flavor.

The look and taste of this drink just screams summer, and if you like the fruity flavor from the strawberry inclusions, you're not going to find a better strawberry Starbucks option.

There are two interpretations of this drink. Agave is added to the drink after it’s blended with coconut milk, and this can give it a very sweet taste.

Some people don’t like their drinks too sweet, so they choose to add less agave. This makes it more tart and is a popular option for older drinkers.

The flavor of the strawberries and the control over the ingredients make the red drink one of the most popular on the menu.

Common Starbucks Red Drink Questions

What is a Red Eye at Starbucks?

The Starbucks Red Eye is a secret menu drink that has a shot of espresso poured into a regular brewed coffee. It's not available on the regular Starbucks menu, so you'll have to request it specifically, costing about $3.

What is Taylor Swift's red drink?

Taylor Swift’s red drink is actually just a grande caramel non-fat latte (made with 0% milk). This coffee isn’t red, but it was promoted when Taylor released her album ‘Red’ in 2012. It costs $4.65 for this drink in most coffee shops.

Does Starbucks have Red Bull drinks?

No, Starbucks doesn't sell Red Bull drinks, but they have just launched their new line of energy drinks, called Baya, in 2022. These will compete in the same market as other popular energy drinks.[3]

Conclusion - Try An Instagram-Worthy Red Drink!

Starbucks red drinks are perfect for strawberry lovers who want a delicious and refreshing Starbucks drink. 

There are a fair few options on the regular menu, but knowing the secret menu options opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

Hopefully, this guide has helped to introduce some interesting red drink recipes, and you now have some exciting new options to try on your next visit.





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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