Whether you want to admit it or not, Starbucks drinks have become so worthy of an Instagram post over the years. They can be made to look so cool, yummy, and refreshing. It is no surprise that the drive-thru is always super busy for Starbucks during the summer, and that they are one coffee shop that is a great go-to year round. Here’s 10 refreshing Starbucks drinks for this summer!
1. Passion Tea Lemonade
The iced tea at Starbucks has always seemed to be popular. Iced green tea, passion tea, black tea – they’re delicious, fresh, and low calorie if you don’t add liquid sugar into them. Passion tea can especially remind you of summer since it’s fruity. It’s vibrant, pink color makes it look as good as it tastes. And, when you try the passion tea lemonade from Starbucks, it is the perfect mix of sweet and sour, for a hot summer day. If you’re not a fan of passion tea, try their iced green tea lemonade, or the iced peach green tea lemonade.
2. Iced Americano
If you’re a coffee lover, iced coffee is essential for getting your morning started. Iced americanos are strong, yet smooth, and are perfect for a cold drink during the summer. Add your favorite milk into an iced americano, for a less sweet, refreshing drink.
3. Iced Matcha
Yes, matcha is so popular. And, it’s been popular at Starbucks forever. The iced matcha green tea latte, is caffeinated, bright green and pretty, and can be made with any milk that you like. This is one of the best Starbucks drinks, and now comes in a pineapple matcha flavor that is a must try at Starbucks this summer. The pineapple matcha drink mixes the matcha powder with the pineapple ginger syrup, taking a twist on your regular matcha. Starbucks also offers matcha lemonade, which is another iced version of matcha – made with matcha powder, water, lemonade, and ice.
4. Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
A long name for a simple drink – the vanilla sweet cold brew. Another of the best Starbucks drinks, if you enjoy coffee, is taking cold brew, and making it sweeter and less bitter by mixing it with vanilla sweet cream. The sweet cream floats right into the coffee, and makes for a delicious caffeinated drink.
5. S’mores Frappucino
What says summer more than s’mores? Starbucks drinks seems to always have a bestseller during every season, like the pumpkin spice latte when it’s time for fall. The s’mores frappucino is a mix of coffee, vanilla syrup, chocolate sauce, milk of your choice, and then topped with graham cracker and whipped cream. So yes, this is one of the Starbucks drinks that totally screams summer.
6. Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink
Just by the name of this drink, you know it’s good for the summer. Guava juice is the key ingredient to make this one of the most summery Starbucks drinks, and it totally makes for a tropical drink to chill out with on a hot day. It’s made with a pineapple, ginger syrup and with coconut milk but can be substituted with any other kind of milk.
7. Dragon Drink
Another yummy drink for summer is the dragon drink. It’s yet again, a mix of fruit and milk that blends together perfectly for a creamy, tropical drink. It contains caffeine, so if you don’t drink coffee but need some energy, this is a good option for the summer. It’s made with coconut milk, but can be substituted for another milk of your choice. The milk is shaken together with ice, and cut up dragonfruit. This is a unique take on your average fruity beverage for the summer, and gives you a chance to try dragonfruit if you haven’t before.
8. Pink Drink
Let’s be real, Starbucks really does the best job at making pretty, photo-worthy, delicious, refreshing drinks. The “pink drink” tops the lists of Starbucks drinks that live up to being as popular as they look. The pink drink is a blend of strawberries, ice, and coconut milk – but if you are not a fan of coconut milk, you can try any milk with this drink. If you don’t love strawberries, they also have the “violet drink,” which is made from milk, ice, and blackberries.
9. Iced Guava White Tea Lemonade
Yes, guava again. And, guava and lemonade practically equal summer. When you’re spending a day at the beach in the hot sun, or just chillin outside, taking a walk, this is one of Starbucks drinks that will definitely cool you off. Made with lemonade, guava juice, and iced white tea, this is a go-to for feeling like you’re on a tropical vacation this summer. It is sweetened with liquid cane sugar, but if you want it to be on the less sweet side, just stick with all the ingredients besides the added sugar.
10. Iced Golden Ginger Drink
Ginger can be an acquired taste, but if you do like it, you’ll notice how good ginger tea is good. This Starbucks drink is a mix of the golden ginger blend tea, pineapple ginger syrup, ice and coconut milk (or you can obviously customize it with any milk that you want). The golden ginger blend tea has turmeric in it, which both, ginger and turmeric are known to be good for you. With the mix of the pineapple ginger syrup, this iced drink can really bring some spice to your drink, and also be a fresh beverage to have in the morning or during the day in the summertime. If you haven’t tried ginger, and hear a lot about it or its health benefits within tea, trying the golden ginger drink can be a delicious way to see how it tastes. If you want your drink less sugary, or more sweet – you can customize this drink with the amount of pumps of pineapple ginger syrup you add into it. All these Starbucks drinks can have you really feeling like its summertime!