15 Starbucks Refresher Drinks (Including Secret Menu)

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A quick guide and a ranked list of every Starbucks Refresher on the menu. They’re perfect for non-coffee drinkers who want a low-calorie beverage with a little caffeine.

Five photo collage showing different Starbucks Refresher drinks.

What is a Starbucks Refresher?

Starbucks Refreshers are lightly caffeinated iced drinks made with green coffee extract and real fruit juice. The green coffee extract is made from unroasted arabica coffee beans. It’s for anyone who wants a cold drink with caffeine but doesn’t like the taste of coffee.

All Starbucks Refreshers contain 45 mg of caffeine in a grande size drink. To compare, a grande hot chocolate has 25 mg of caffeine and a grande iced coffee has 165 mg.

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Notes on Starbucks Refreshers

Contains caffeine
Lots of people mistakenly order Refreshers for kids not realizing they contain caffeine. So be aware there’s 45 mg of caffeine in a grande Refresher.

3 different Refresher versions
There is the regular Refresher, Refresher with lemonade, and finally, Refreshers with coconutmilk.

Coconutmilk is one word
Starbucks has their own coconut milk blend that they call coconutmilk.

Inclusions are freeze-dried fruit
Each refresher is made with freeze dried fruit pieces that are called “inclusions.” Depending on the size of the drink, 1-2 scoops of inclusions are added to each Refresher. You can always ask for more inclusions.

Refreshers are hand-shaken
All refreshers are shaken with ice.

Add less water for a stronger flavor
The Refresher base is concentrated so if you want a stronger fruit flavor, ask for it to made with less water for a regular Refresher, less lemonade, or with less coconutmilk.

Available in 4 drink sizes
Starbucks Refreshers come in 4 sizes: tall (12 ounces), grande (16 ounces), venti (24 ounces), and trenta (30 ounces).

Very Berry Hibiscus has been discontinued
You won’t find any drinks made with Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher since it’s no longer available at Starbucks.

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Best Refresher Drinks, Ranked

1. Pink Drink
Strawberry Acai Base + Coconutmilk + Freeze Dried Strawberries + Ice
Caffeine in a grande: 45 mg
Calories in a grande: 140
Sugar in a grande: 24 g

The Pink Drink is the most popular out of all the Refreshers. This used to be a secret menu item but it was added to the official menu.

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2. Strawberry Acai Refresher
Strawberry Acai Base + Water + Freeze Dried Strawberries + Ice
Caffeine in a grande: 45 mg
Calories in a grande: 90
Sugar in a grande: 20 g

3. Dragon Drink
Mango Dragonfruit Refreshers Base + Coconutmilk + Freeze Dried Dragonfruit Pieces + Ice
Caffeine in a grande: 45 mg
Calories in a grande: 130
Sugar in a grande: 23 g

This one’s pretty sweet — if you want it less sweet, you can add water.

4. Mango Dragonfruit Refresher
Mango Dragonfruit Refreshers Base + Water + Freeze Dried Dragonfruit Pieces + Ice
Caffeine in a grande: 45 mg
Calories in a grande: 90
Sugar in a grande: 19 g

5. Strawberry Acai Lemonade
Strawberry Acai Base + Lemonade + Freeze Dried Strawberries + Ice
Caffeine in a grande: 45 mg
Calories in a grande: 140
Sugar in a grande: 32 g

6. Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade
Mango Dragonfruit Refreshers Base + Lemonade + Freeze Dried Dragonfruit Pieces + Ice
Caffeine in a grande: 45 mg
Calories in a grande: 140
Sugar in a grande: 30 g

7. Kiwi Starfruit Refresher
Ice + Kiwi Starfruit Refresher Base + Water + Freeze Dried Kiwi
Caffeine in a grande: 45 mg
Calories in a grande: 90
Sugar in a grande: 18 g

The Kiwi Starfruit Refreshers launched last summer but it hasn’t been super popular.

8. Kiwi Starfruit Lemonade
Kiwi Starfruit Refresher Base + Lemonade + Freeze Dried Kiwi + Ice
Caffeine in a grande: 45 mg
Calories in a grande: 140
Sugar in a grande: 30 g

9. Star Drink
Ice + Kiwi Starfruit Refresher Base + Coconutmilk + Freeze Dried Kiwi
Caffeine in a grande: 45 mg
Calories in a grande: 130
Sugar in a grande: 22 g

This is their least popular Refresher.

Secret Menu Refresher Drinks

Secret menu drinks are customized Starbucks beverages that got popular on social media.

Don’t order secret menu drinks by the drink name since baristas aren’t trained on making them. Instead, order secret menu drinks by providing the drink recipe (ingredients and customizations).

10. Tiktok Pink Drink [Secret Menu]
Base drink: Pink Drink
Customizations:
Substitute heavy cream for coconut milk
Add scoops of vanilla bean powder
Add whipped cream
How to order:
“Can I get a grande Pink Drink with heavy cream instead of coconut milk, and 2 scoops of vanilla bean powder shaken in, and topped off with whipped cream?”
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti, Trenta

11. TikTok Matcha Pink Drink [Secret Menu]
Base drink: Pink Drink
Customizations:
Vanilla sweet cream cold foam that’s blended with 1 scoop of matcha
How to order:
“Can I get a grande Pink Drink topped with vanilla sweet cream cold foam, with 1 scoop matcha blended into the foam, please?”

12. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pink Drink [Secret Menu]
Base drink:
Pink Drink
Customizations:
Add vanilla sweet cream cold foam that’s blended with 2 pumps mocha sauce
How to order:
“Can I get a grande Pink Drink with vanilla sweet cream cold foam that has 2 pumps of mocha blended into the foam.”

13. TikTok Sunset Drink [Secret Menu]
Base drink: Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade
Customizations:
No dragonfruit inclusions
Add splash of peach juice blend
Add Iced Passion Tango Tea
How to order:
“Can I get a grande Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade with no dragonfruit inclusions, and a splash of peach juice, then topped with Iced Passion Tango Tea so that it’s layered?”

14. TikTok Rose Gold Refresher [Secret Menu]
Base drink:
Mango Dragonfruit Refresher
Customizations:
No water
No inclusions
Add peach juice
Add 2 pumps of classic syrup
Add 2 pumps of raspberry syrup
How to order:
“Can I get a grande Mango Dragonfruit Refresher with no water and no inclusions and add peach juice and 2 pumps classic and 2 pumps raspberry?”

15. Material Girl [Secret Menu]
Base drink:
Pink Drink
Customizations:
Add white mocha sauce
Add vanilla sweet cream cold foam that’s blended with strawberry puree sauce
How to order:
“Can I get a grande Pink Drink with white mocha sauce and vanilla sweet cream cold foam that has strawberry puree blended into the foam?”

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Questions You May Have

Is there more caffeine in Starbucks Refreshers than iced tea?

There’s slightly more caffeine in Starbucks Refreshers (45 mg in grande size) than iced tea (25 mg in a grande Iced Black Tea).

Can I get inclusions added to any drink?

Yup! Get inclusions (freeze dried fruit) in iced tea or add it to milk for a low sugar drink for kids.

How many different freeze dried fruit (inclusion) options are there?

There are 4 kinds of freeze dried fruit: blackberries, dragonfruit, strawberries, and kiwi.

Can I get a Starbucks Refresher without caffeine?

Nope, the Refresher bases are made with fruit and green coffee extract so it’s not possible to get it caffeine-free.

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5 thoughts on “15 Starbucks Refresher Drinks (Including Secret Menu)”

    • Hi Nancy, refreshers come sweetened so you can’t take out the sugar, unfortunately. All refreshers have sugar in them.

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  1. … But you left out equally important info: How many grams of Added Sugar is in each drink?? The caffeine for alot of us is trivial- 45 mg is almost unmentionable; with Starbucks devotees only caring when the level reaches around 240mg, like a venti latte w 3 shots or so.
    But I digress; sugar is the big concern here; the frappucinos gave rise to “dessert in a cup” at a drive thru (masquerading as a small treat or a coffee), with the first few years they were offered being consumed primarily by high schoolers.

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