Who wants a steaming hot cup of coffee when it’s extremely hot and uncomfortably sweaty? Nobody, I hope. Sure, Starbucks is perfect for you morning coffee run, but when mid-day arrives and you need something to cool you down, hot drinks no longer suffice to hydrate you in these summer months. You may be at a loss of what to pick at Starbucks if your regular is a hot coffee, but once you’re in the know, the options of refreshing cool beverages are endless. Below are the top 7 Starbucks drinks you need to try this summer to keep cool and caffeinated.
Mango Dragon Fruit Refresher
Topped with diced dragon fruit, this tropical iced drink is perfect for long summer days. It’s a perfect combination of mango and dragon fruit flavors, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that this drink is extremely photogenic with its vibrant color.
Serious Strawberry Frappuccino
Strawberries are in season, so pick ‘em while they’re ripe and order this delicious drink. This creamy drink is layered with strawberry puree and topped with whipped cream to create a rich summer staple. This is one of the Starbucks drinks you need.
Cold Foam Cascara Cold Brew
If you aren’t in the mood for something quite as fruity as the Serious Strawberry Frappe, give this drink a try. The Cold Foam Cascara Cold Brew is essentially iced coffee brewed with sweet cascara and vanilla syrup, topped with an airy cold foam sweetened by more cascara syrup, which then has cascara crystals drizzled on top. Sounds delicious, right?
Summer Sunrise & Summer Sunset
These two new additions to the menu are as pretty as they are yummy. The Summer Sunrise is a combination of pineapple and lemonade which is topped with Passion Tango Tea cold foam. The Summer Sunset is almost the same, but has Passion Tango Tea mixed in with the pineapple and lemonade as well. Ordering this drink is a must as it’s only out for a limited time. This is one of the Starbucks drinks you need.
Lemon Bar Créme Frappuccino
I don’t know about you, but a summer dessert favorite of mine has always been a lemon bar. The sweetness of the vanilla combined with the tang of the lemon is brought together perfectly in this Starbucks drink. This Frappe is perfect when sitting under the warm sun on a summer’s day.
Iced Green Tea Latte
I may be a little biased because this a personal favorite, but I don’t think you can go wrong with anything green tea flavored. This drink is super creamy and refreshing for summer. Tip: if you want it to be a little sweeter, substitute soy milk in for regular. This is one of the Starbucks drinks you need.
Teavana Shaken Iced Piña Colada Tea Infusion
This is the ultimate tropical summer drink. This Piña Colada Tea Infusion has pineapple black tea combined with coconut milk for a delicious mocktail that is both sweet and creamy.