The Best Starbucks Refreshers (Regular & Secret Menu)

Last Updated on January 16, 2022 by brewthatcoffee

Starbucks Refreshers are absolutely delicious, but if you’re new to this drink, you may not know where to begin. Here are all the best Starbucks refreshers from the main menu, along with some tasty secret menu options. Also listed is information on sugar content, calories, and caffeine.

The Best Starbucks Refreshers (Regular & Secret Menu)

The Starbucks Refreshers are a great way to stay hydrated during the summer months when you need something to alternate with your iced coffee. There are loads of delicious flavor combinations you can try, and lots of caffeine to keep you fueled.

What is a Starbucks Refresher?

A Starbucks refresher is a lightly caffeinated beverage that combines fruit juice with green coffee extract. It’s sweetened with cane sugar and has no artificial flavors or colors. There are two main types of Starbucks refreshers – the regular menu and the secret menu.

The refreshers line currently consists of four base flavors including mango dragonfruit, strawberry acai, kiwi starfruit, and very berry hibiscus.

Customizing Your Refresher

Base flavors can be made plain or with add-ins like lemonade or Coconutmilk.

If you’re a fan of the passion tea with lemonade, you’ll love the lemonade option. For those who love a milky, tropical drink, try adding the Coconutmilk to your refresher.

The Best Starbucks Refreshers, Ranked

Here are all the current Starbucks Refreshers on the main menu. Please note that nutritional information is based on the Grande size.

Pink Drink

Best Starbucks Refreshers (Regular & Secret Menu)

Previously a secret menu drink, the Strawberry Açaí Refreshers Beverage combines the deliciousness of strawberries and passion fruit with the creaminess of coconut milk, this drink is perfect for a quick refresher when you need it most.

Ingredients: Ice, strawberry acai base, Coconutmilk, and freeze-dried strawberries.
Calories: 140
Sugar: 24 g
Caffeine: 45 g

Strawberry Açaí Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers® Beverage

Best Starbucks Refreshers (Regular & Secret Menu)

It’s the perfect blend of sweet and tart, with a vibrant kick to help you power through the rest of your day. The strawberry açaí lemonade Starbuck Refreshers® beverage is made with natural flavors and served over ice for a refreshing pick-me-up.

Ingredients: Ice, strawberry acai base, lemonade, and freeze-dried strawberries.
Calories: 140
Sugar: 32 g
Caffeine: 45 g

Strawberry Açaí Starbucks Refreshers® Beverage

Best Starbucks Refreshers (Regular & Secret Menu)

Quench your thirst with the delicious Strawberry Açaí Starbucks Refreshers beverage. This drink is made with sweet strawberry flavors, passion fruit, and açaí notes. It’s also caffeinated with green coffee extract for an extra boost of energy.

Ingredients: Ice, strawberry acai base, and freeze-dried strawberries.
Calories: 130
Sugar: 20 g
Caffeine: 45 g

Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers® Beverage

Best Starbucks Refreshers (Regular & Secret Menu)

Who says you can’t have your lemonade and drink it too? This Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers® Beverage is the perfect pick-me-up for a hot afternoon.

A delicious blend of fruit juice, whole blackberries, and zingy lemonade, this beverage is packed with caffeine from green coffee extract to help keep you going. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a refreshing glass of lemonade that’s also good for you.

Ingredients: Ice, berry refresher base, lemonade, and freeze-dried blackberries.
Calories: 120
Sugar: 25 g
Caffeine: 45 g

Very Berry Hibiscus Starbucks Refreshers® Beverage

Best Starbucks Refreshers (Regular & Secret Menu)

In case you aren’t a fan of lemonade, you can have the same amazing drink as the one featured above, but without the lemonade.

Ingredients: Ice, berry refresher base, water, and freeze-dried blackberries.
Calories: 70
Sugar: 14 g
Caffeine: 45 g

Kiwi Starfruit Starbucks Refreshers® Beverage

Best Starbucks Refreshers (Regular & Secret Menu)

Kiwi Starfruit Starbucks Refreshers® Beverage is a delicious drink made with starfruit- and kiwi-flavored juice and real kiwi fruit pieces. It’s shaken with ice to create a refreshing beverage that’s perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients: Ice, kiwi starfruit refresher base, and freeze-dried kiwi.
Calories: 90
Sugar: 19 g
Caffeine: 45 g

Kiwi Starfruit Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers® Beverage

Best Starbucks Refreshers (Regular & Secret Menu)

The Kiwi Starfruit Lemonade refresher is just like the previous drink, but with added lemonade.

Ingredients: Ice, kiwi starfruit refresher base, lemonade, and freeze-dried kiwi.
Calories: 140
Sugar: 30 g
Caffeine: 45 g

Dragon Drink

Best Starbucks Refreshers (Regular & Secret Menu)

Take a break from the mundane and let Dragon Drink whisk you away to a far-off paradise. This delicious blend of sweet mango and dragonfruit is perfect for enjoying on a hot day or when you need an instant pick-me-up.

Best of all, it’s handshaken with creamy Coconutmilk and ice for a refreshing taste that will leave you feeling revived and refreshed.

Ingredients: Ice, mango dragonfruit refreshers base, Coconutmimlk, and freeze-dried dragonfruit.
Calories: 130
Sugar: 23 g
Caffeine: 45 g

Mango Dragonfruit Starbucks Refreshers® Beverage

Best Starbucks Refreshers (Regular & Secret Menu)

Looking for a quick, delicious way to snap out of your funk? Check out the Mango Dragonfruit Starbucks Refreshers® Beverage!

Made with sweet mango and dragonfruit flavors, this drink is hand-shaken with ice and a scoop of real diced dragonfruit. Plus, it contains caffeine so you can power through the day. Drink up!

Ingredients: Ice, mango dragonfruit refreshers base, and freeze-dried dragonfruit pieces.
Calories: 90
Sugar: 19 g
Caffeine: 45 g

Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers® Beverage

Best Starbucks Refreshers (Regular & Secret Menu)

The Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade is just as delicious as its regular version featured above. Added lemonade gives it that extra boost of vibrance.

The nutritional information couldn’t be found on the website, however, it’s likely very similar to the regular version. Just add in calories and sugar for the lemonade.

Ingredients: N/A
Calories: N/A
Sugar: N/A
Caffeine: N/A

Violet Drink

Best Starbucks Refreshers (Regular & Secret Menu)

The Very Berry Hibiscus Starbucks Refreshers® beverage is the perfect combination of sweet and tart. Blackberries and hibiscus flavor swirl together with creamy Coconutmilk and ice, creating refreshing (and violet-hued!) sips.

Ingredients: Ice, berry refresher base, Coconutmilk, and freeze-dried blackberries.
Calories: 110
Sugar: 18 g
Caffeine: 45 g

Star Drink

Best Starbucks Refreshers (Regular & Secret Menu)

Star Drink is the perfect refreshment for a hot summer day. Starfruit- and kiwi-flavored juice are combined with Coconutmilk and shaken with ice, creating a delicious drink that will cool you down and tantalize your taste buds. With real kiwi fruit pieces added to the mix, this beverage is sure to become a favorite summertime drink.

Ingredients: Ice, kiwi starfruit refresher base, Coconutmilk, and freeze-dried kiwi.
Calories: 130
Sugar: 23 g
Caffeine: 45 g

Secret Menu Starbucks Refreshers

Matcha Pink Drink

How to Order: Ask for 3/4 of the drink to be the Pink Drink and add 1 part matcha Coconutmilk on the rocks.

Mojito Refresher

How to Order: Ask for the cool lime refresher, but to leave the lime wheels out until after blending. Add 1.5 pumps of classic syrup, 1 pump of peppermint syrup, and then add ice and blend.

Juniper Lemonade

How to Order: Ask for lemonade with 3 pumps of juniper syrup and 2 pumps of classic syrup.

Pink Purple Drink

How to Order: Ask for 1 part Pink Drink and 1 part Purple Drink. The Pink Drink contains Strawberry Acai Refresher with Coconutmilk. The Purple Drink contains passion iced tea, soy milk, vanilla syrup, and blackberries.

Raspberry Lime Refresher

How to Order: Ask for a Cool Lime Refresher, but with lemonade instead of water. Add 1 pump of raspberry syrup.

Things You Should Know Before Ordering

  • Freeze-dried fruit are also known as inclusions. All refreshers are made with these and you can choose to add less or more of them. Typically, you can expect one or two scoops, depending on the drink size.
  • All refreshers contain caffeine. Grande is the most popular Starbucks cup size, and it contains around 45 mg of caffeine.
  • Refreshers come in the typical cold drink sizes, which start at tall and end at trenta.
  • Each refresher comes with a base, and can easily be modified. You can change the type and amount of fruit, and whether there is Coconutmilk, water, or lemonade.
  • You may be wondering why you’ve been seeing “Coconutmilk” all over this post instead of coconut milk. The reason is that Starbucks has their own blend of coconut milk, and that’s what they decided to call it.
  • All refreshers are pre-sweetened, so if you aren’t the type to drink sweetened beverages, maybe modify your refresher to have more water or ice.
  • Green coffee extract is used to give you your caffeine kick, without the coffee flavor.
  • Refreshers are all handshaken with ice, making them very popular during the summertime.

Caffeine in Starbucks Refreshers

You may be wondering how the caffeine content in Starbucks refreshers compares to other popular drinks.

Perhaps you would like as much caffeine as possible. In that case, check out this list of the strongest drinks at Starbucks.

If you want little to no caffeine, check out these Starbucks decaf drinks.

Here is a comparison table to give you an idea of where the refresher drinks stand when it comes to caffeine.

Caffeine in Starbucks Refresher vs. Their Other Popular Drinks

Starbucks Drink NameAmount of Caffeine (mg)
Refreshers® Beverages45
Iced Green Tea25
Iced Passion Tango Tea0
Iced Coffee165
Iced Shaken Espresso225
Cold Brew205
Nitro Cold Brew280
Starbucks Reserve® Iced Latte135
Iced Caramel Macchiato150
Here is a comparison of caffeine (mg) between Popular Starbucks drinks in grande size (16 oz)

Canned Starbucks Refreshers to Drink at Home

There are three main Refresher flavors in a can that you can drink at home. The flavors are strawberry lemonade, peach passion fruit, and black cherry limeade. Each of these flavors contains real coconut water and real fruit juice.

FAQ About Starbucks Refreshers

What refreshers are healthy at Starbucks?

There are loads of Starbucks refreshers that are typically healthy as far as specialty treat drinks go. The plain strawberry acai is made with real strawberries.

It’s sweetened with cane sugar instead of Equal or Splenda, and it doesn’t have any artificial flavors or colors. Whether that sounds healthy is up to you.

Are Starbucks refreshers hydrating?

Starbucks refreshers are made with fruit juice, so they are very hydrating.

Are the refreshers at Starbucks sweet?

Yes, all of the refreshers on the regular Starbucks menu are sweetened with cane sugar.

Can I get inclusions added to my refresher?

Yes, lots of inclusions are included in the Starbucks refreshers. You can add more if you choose to.

What kinds of freeze-dried fruit inclusions can I get?

You can get a variety of freeze-dried fruits added to your refresher. These include strawberries, kiwis, dragonfruit, and blackberries.

Does a Starbucks refresher have more caffeine than iced tea?

It depends on which iced tea you order. A grande refresher has 45 mg of caffeine while a passion tango tea has 0 mg. An iced green tea provides 25 mg.

Is there a caffeine-free refresher?

No, all refreshers come with caffeine.

Do Starbucks refreshers give you energy?

All refreshers come with caffeine. So yes, they help you feel energized.

Do refreshers have more caffeine than coffee?

It depends. If you get anything other than a decaf coffee, the coffee will have significantly more caffeine than a refresher.

Final Thoughts

There are lots of delicious Starbucks refreshers to choose from on both the regular and secret menus. Be sure to try out the different flavors, and customize them with your favorite inclusions. With so many options, you’re sure to find a refresher that you love.

At the end of the day, the best Starbucks refreshers are the ones that cater to your tastes. I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have a favorite refresher drink not listed here, please let us all know in the comments. Thank you for reading.

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