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Here’s How to Make Your Favorite Starbucks Refresher at Home

We scoured the web for the best Starbucks copycat recipes—including their strawberry refresher, pink drink and more.

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Mango Dragonfruit RefresherCourtesy of Darling Tomboy

Mango Dragonfruit Refresher

The base for this mango dragonfruit refresher from Darling Tomboy combines half a packet of peach mango drink powder (or mango juice) with a packet of dragonfruit energy drink mix (I found it on Amazon). Take this sweet, summery drink to the next level with a splash of lemonade.

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Strawberry Acai RefresherCourtesy of Beauty and the Beets

Strawberry Acai Refresher

Need a sweet sipper? Try this copycat strawberry acai refresher from Beauty and the Beets. The drink starts with freeze-dried strawberries. Then, acai power is added—with some green coffee bean powder for that refresher kick! And, you’re just a splash of lemonade away from a strawberry acai lemonade.

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Very Berry Hibiscus RefresherCourtesy of The Tasty Bite

Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher

This one’s a bit more complicated—but worth the effort. The Tasty Bite’s very berry hibiscus refresher recipe starts with Hibiscus syrup. Once you’ve made that, you’re set! You can get dried hibiscus flowers at the grocery store (sometimes called “flor de Jamaica”) or on Amazon. By now, I think you can guess how to make very berry hibiscus lemonade.

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Pink DrinkCourtesy of the Nutmeg Nanny

Pink Drink

Did you ever wonder what’s in the Pink Drink? According to the Nutmeg Nanny’s recipe, it’s just acai berry tea, white grape juice, coconut milk and strawberries—with agave nectar for sweetness. If you have some extra berries, try these sweet, seasonal recipes.

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The violet drink with blackberriesCourtesy of The Culinary Compass

Violet Drink

Starbucks’ violet drink is another mystery. But The Culinary Compass has shown us the way with its purple drink recipe. It starts with passion tea, vanilla soy milk and blackberries.

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Cool Lime RefresherCourtesy of the Darling Tomboy

Cool Lime Refresher

Do you miss the discontinued cool lime refresher? Once again, the Darling Tomboy has us covered with a recipe. Start by combining some chopped mint leaves and cucumber with fresh lime juice. Water and your favorite sweetener complete the recipe.

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Valencia Orange Refresher

The discontinued refresher is another happy memory—it was my favorite! But a guest blogger on the Mommy Evolution shared a super-easy copycat recipe. Just combine OJ and some lemon iced tea. Make yourself a pitcher of orangy goodness for your next get-together.

Cathryn Jakicic
Cathy Jakicic has written about everything from business and bacteria to beads and baking in her career —but she greatly prefers the last two. She is a baker and a crafter and loves to try new recipes for both.

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