Strawberry flavor is a mainstream favorite which is not changing any time soon. Unlike popular beliefs, strawberries are here to stay and at Starbucks, it shows.
Strawberry drinks are famous now more than ever because of social media. Tiktok and Instagram are showing more and more underrated drinks on their app and people are going crazy for them.
The strawberry drinks at Starbucks vary from lemonades, and refreshers to blended beverages. These drinks can be enjoyed both for their taste and aesthetics.
The Starbucks menu offers pretty amazing strawberry drinks but there are some drinks that are only on the secret menu. You can also customize your frappes and refreshers to be laced with strawberry puree or strawberry syrup.
Let’s discuss the most famous strawberry drinks available in Starbucks right now
First, let’s see how we can actually incorporate strawberries into our regular drinks. You can add strawberries to your drink in the following ways;
- Adding Strawberry Sauce – Adding strawberry sauce to your regular drinks can be magical. Strawberry puree is made with a bunch of blended strawberries with some grape juice concentrate, it’s a sauce made with the help of a food processor.
- Adding Acai Refresher Base – Strawberry acai refresher base is another great way to add strawberries to your drink. It works with most lemonade and refresher drinks. This base contains green coffee and real fruit juice; hence the drinks will be caffeinated.
- Adding Dried Strawberry – Freezer-dried strawberries at Starbucks are available in scoops and you can add them to any drink to elevate the flavor.
- Strawberry Cold Foam – It is not on the official menu but you have to customize it. While ordering a topping, ask for a vanilla sweet cold foam but ask your server to put the strawberry puree into it.
1. Strawberry Acai Refresher
Strawberry Acai Refresher is undoubtedly the most famous strawberry drink on the menu. The drink is mildly caffeinated as all Starbucks Acai bases have green coffee in them.
It is made by combining strawberry acai juice with ice and strawberry pieces. The Acai base is made of Water, Sugar, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Natural Green Coffee Flavor, Fruit and Vegetable Juice, and Rebaudioside-a. The drink is very refreshing and is quite popular as a mid-day drink. It contains a total of 90 calories.
2. Strawberry Acai Lemonade
It is a refreshing drink on their regular menu. It combines two summer favorites, lemonade and strawberry acai. The Acai lemonade contains about 45 grams of caffeine if ordered in a Grande size.
It is made in a similar way to the Strawberry Acai drink, the only difference is that lemonade is added. Starbucks lemonade is made of Water, Lemon Juice, Sugar, and Lemon Oil. Obviously, frozen and dried strawberries are added.
3. The Pink Drink
True to its name, the pink drink is a refreshing blended beverage made of Strawberry Acai and Coconut milk. The drink made its debut in 2016 and since then it has become a customer and social media favorite.
It was originally added to the menu as a secret menu drink but became a regular after gaining immense popularity.
Along with strawberries and coconut milk, it contains passion fruit which results in a perfectly creamy, smooth, thick, and sweet beverage for a hot summer day.
4. Squid Game Drink
Don’t judge the drink by its name, the drink is not red, it’s pink. It is included in the secret menu and ordering it is really easy.
Ask for a Grande Strawberry Creme Frappuccino, ask them to add one scoop of Dragon Fruit inclusions, two pumps of white mocha, and top it off with mocha drizzle. You’re left with the most beautiful pink drink that is sweet and ‘cool for the summer.
5. Spider-Man Drink
Another fan-favorite secret menu inclusion at Starbucks is the Spiderman drink. It went viral on social media and superhero fans couldn’t get enough of it.
To order it, ask your barista to add oat milk, strawberry puree, one pump of white mocha, three pumps of raspberry syrup, four scoops of java chips, a cream base, and a Venti scoop of ice. It is all then blended and served in a cup laced with strawberry puree, topped with whipped cream and mocha drizzle.
6. ‘IT’ Frappuccino
The IT Frappuccino became a hit during the premiere of the movie, it is also known as the Pennywise frap. Another secret menu hit that made the customers go crazy for it.
Tell your barista to make a vanilla bean frap with strawberry puree. Starbucks themselves asked the customer to add a vanilla bean scone while ordering the frap. Imagine the demand for this drink in the Halloween season, a drink that is terrifying to look at but tastes sweet and delicious.
7. Luna Lovegood Refresher
Luna Lovegood is a well-loved character from the HP series so it is natural for Starbucks to honor her with a drink. Falling under the secret menu, one has to know the menu card in order to order it from the baristas.
Ask for Venti Mango Dragon fruit lemonade with kiwi base and strawberry puree. Then ask to add vanilla sweet cream cold foam with more strawberry puree blended in it. What you get is a beautiful pink drink with some caffeine kick to it.
8. Strawberries and Cream Refresher
Remember those Strawberry and Cream Crème Savers, there is a customizable recipe that gives you the same exact taste.
Order a Venti Strawberry Acai Refresher without water and ask for light strawberry puree. Top it off with a regular amount of sweet cream. It’s a refreshing drink with foamy sweetness and nostalgia.
9. Strawberry Cobbler Refresher
Another customizable drink from the depths of the secret menu is the Strawberry Cobbler Refresher. Imagine strawberry cobbler but in a cup that you can drink on the go. Start off by ordering Venti Iced Green Tea and ask the tea to be shaken with coconut milk and strawberry puree. Then ask to add two pumps of brown sugar and top it with Brown Sugar Cold Foam with Toasted Honey Toppings.
10. Neapolitan Refresher
It’s a refresher-based light drink from the Starbucks secret menu. Neapolitan ice cream (chocolate, vanilla and strawberry) is a very popular flavour and if you do not want to have that heavy ice cream, this refresher is the best, it’s lighter because of the refresher base. It is light Ask for a Pink Drink but tell your barista to omit the strawberry inclusions. Instead of dried strawberries, ask them to add strawberry puree and swirl chocolate drizzle around the cup and bottom. Top it off with Vanilla sweet cold foam and chocolate drizzle.
11. Strawberry Shortcake Latte
Who doesn’t love strawberry shortcakes? Starbucks latte with the same name tastes exactly the same. It is from their secret menu and to order it you need to specify the menu to the server.
Order a Venti Iced Latte and ask that it be blended with ice and strawberry puree. Then ask the barista to add three pumps of Brown Sugar Syrup and one pump of Classic Syrup. Next, ask to add Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam blended with Strawberry Puree. Top it off with Strawberry Inclusions and Brown Butter Toppings.
12. Minnie Mouse Frappuccino
The iconic Disney character has her own Starbucks secret menu copycat. This drink is pink, creamy, and foamy to beat the hit in the summer.
Ask your barista to give you a Grande White Mocha Cream Frappuccino and ask for light Strawberry puree. Then tell them to add java chips and Dragon fruit inclusions one scoop each. After that is blended, tell them to add mocha cookie crumble on top and voila, you have yourself a Minnie mouse Frap.
13. Blended Strawberry Lemonade
A summer drink that is sure to quench your thirst and help to cool down your body. A blended Strawberry drink is a regular easy drink that is tasty and kind of like a slushie.
It is made with Starbucks in-house Strawberry puree, Ice, Lemonade, and Crème Frappuccino Syrup. The ingredients are then blended in a food processor and served as a pink-colored drink. You may add toppings of your choice. The Crème Frap makes the drink non-caffeinated so children can also enjoy this cooling drink in the summer.
Also read: How to order a blended Strawberry Lemonade
14. Dirty Strawberry Frappuccino
This one is from the secret menu and it’s a drink of the most perfect blend of strawberry, chocolate, and caffeine. To order it, tell your server to get you a Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino made with whole milk and include Crème based syrup. Ask to add vanilla bean powder. Java chips, White Mocha, and Classic Syrups one pump each. Ask for an espresso shot and to be blended with ice, topped with whipped cream.
15. Lovestruck Refresher
Care for a cute drink with caffeine in it? This secret menu strawberry drink has it all, pick color, fruity flavors, and caffeine. Ask your barista for a Venti Strawberry Acai Refresher with two pumps of Raspberry syrup. Then top it off with Cold Foam with Strawberry puree blended in. Easy right? The sugary flavors from the fruits and the caffeine from the Acai base are sure to have you satisfied.
There you have it! Our top 15 Starbucks strawberry drinks that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. If you’re looking for a sweet and refreshing treat, any one of these drinks would be a great choice. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to your nearest Starbucks and give one (or all) of them a try!