I couldn’t tell you the last time I ordered hot coffee at Starbucks. ‘Tis the season for iced this and that, and we’re all in need of a little refreshment after what has undoubtedly felt like a thousand winters indoors + isolated from so much of society. As the world starts to open up + warm up, it’s high time for another round of the most refreshing Starbucks drinks to order when you need a fruity or creamy or icy pickmeup on a hot spring or summer day.
Our first time chatting refreshing Starbucks drinks was a hit, and since we all found some new flavors to enjoy, so fingers crossed this one does the same. 🙂 FYI I’m dropping a Starbucks gift card on my Instagram Stories today so that your next drink run can be on the CUR house – enjoy!
1.) Guava black tea with 2 pumps classic, light cream, light ice
One of my all-time favorite refreshing Starbucks drinks that I order on repeat, regardless of season! And one that I lovelovelove so much, I make it at home – with less sugar. So here’s my homemade, DIY Starbucks guava drink if you want to try the flavor first at home. 🙂
2.) The Violet drink
This was a new-to-me tea drink that has SUCH good flavor – my mom tried it and said “WHOAAA now THAT is good!” It’s the Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher with coconut milk, and I get light ice (per usual). Then you get a scoop of blackberries in there/on top, so it’s a nice fruity refreshment. 🙂 If you just ask for the “Violet drink,” it’s off the secret menu and they know exactly how to make it right!
3.) The Peach Ring drink – Half black tea lemonade, half peach tea/juice, with a splash of coconut milk + light ice
I first learned of this gem on Pinterest, and I’ve heard of multiple variations from multiple people on multiple places – lots of ways to mix this up! BUT, what I order is “Half black tea lemonade, half peach tea or juice, a splash of coconut milk, and light ice.” Not too sweet, and one of the most PERFECTLY refreshing Starbucks drinks!
4.) Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
This might be the most popular espresso-beverage of theirs right now – it’s constantly sold out EVERYWHERE. But, for good reason! Definitely a great flavor. It’s their Blonde espresso, brown sugar and cinnamon all shaken together, then topped off with oatmilk + ice.
5.) The Pink drink with peach juice
This is another Pinterest creation that I heard about from my girl Taylor, since she’s a Pink Drink fanatic! Basically, you’re ordering the classic Pink Drink – which is a Strawberry Acai Refresher with coconut milk – and get peach juice added! Their strawberries are added inside + on top, too. This one is on the sweeter side, BUT I don’t think it’s TOO sweet…it hits the spot. Definitely one of the most refreshing Starbucks drinks on the menu!
P.S. Here’s my own homemade Starbucks Pink Drink recipe with less sugar for a healthier sweet treat!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE REFRESHING STARBUCKS DRINK ORDER FOR SUMMER?
And what’s your usual Starbucks order? Do you have one? I lovelovelove hearing what folks order, so hit me up with your best one!