What Is Starbucks Pink Drink? (All You Need to Know)

There are plenty of drinks at Starbucks that are pink in color, and then there’s also something called the Pink Drink. Not only is it called the Pink Drink, but it’s also wildly popular and an Instagram star in its own right.

So, if you’re ready to find out what all the fuss is about and what exactly a Starbucks Pink Drink is, carry on reading. We’ve dug up all kinds of interesting information for you!

What Is the Starbucks Pink Drink In 2022?

The Starbucks Pink Drink is one of the company’s Refreshers in 2022. It’s the Strawberry Açaí Refresher made with coconut milk instead of water. It contains hints of passionfruit and is topped with freeze-dried strawberries. The Pink Drink also has some caffeine derived from green coffee beans. Its official name on the Starbucks menu is Pink Drink.

To find out more about the Pink Drink, and how it tastes, read on. You’ll find all you need to know here!

What Is Starbucks Pink Drink Called?

The official name for the Starbucks Pink Drink is actually Pink Drink. That’s how it is listed on the menu.

The Pink Drink is one of the Refreshers, namely the Strawberry Açaí Refresher, with passion fruit, coconut milk instead of water, and pieces of freeze-dried strawberries.

Like all the Refreshers, it contains a small amount of caffeine from green coffee beans which don’t have the taste of coffee.

The Pink Drink is thus a fruity and refreshing drink for anyone who wants a burst of caffeine but doesn’t like the taste of coffee.

What Are the Starbucks Pink Drink Nutrition Facts?

With 140 calories, 24g sugar, and 2.5g fat in a 16 oz. serving, which is the Grande or Large size at Starbucks, the Pink Drink is one of the best drinks on the menu.

Here is the full list of Nutrition Facts for the Starbucks Pink Drink, based on a 16 fl oz. size:

  • Calories 140
  • Calories from Fat 25
  • Total Fat 2.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5 g
  • Trans Fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 65 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 27 g
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g
  • Sugars 24 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Caffeine 45 mg

Does the Pink Drink From Starbucks Have Caffeine?

Does the Pink Drink From Starbucks Have Caffeine?

The Pink Drink at Starbucks does have a small amount of caffeine derived from green coffee beans.

These are coffee beans that have not yet been roasted, so they don’t have the taste and flavor of the coffee.

A 16 oz./ Grande Pink Drink has 45 mg of caffeine, which is on the low side. For comparison, a Starbucks espresso shot contains 150 mg of caffeine. 

What Is the Starbucks Pink Drink Made Of?

The Starbucks Pink drink, like all Refreshers Drinks, contains fruit juices, ice, Coconutmilk, ice, and pieces of freeze-dried fruit. Here is the full list of ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Strawberry Acai Base with water, sugar, white grape juice concentrate, citric acid, natural flavors, natural green coffee flavor, fruit and vegetable juice, and Rebaudioside-a
  • Coconutmilk with water, coconut cream, and cane sugar, contains 2% or less of tricalcium phosphate, coconut water concentrate, sea salt, natural flavors, xanthan gum, gellan gum, corn dextrin, guar gum, Vitamin A Palmitate, and Vitamin D2
  • Freeze-dried Strawberries

How Much Does a Pink Drink at Starbucks Cost?

While prices vary due to a number of factors, these are the prices you can expect to pay for a Pink Drink at Starbucks:

  • Tall – $4.15
  • Grande – $4.45
  • Venti – $ 5.05
  • Trenta – $ 5.45

Does the Pink Drink Give You Energy?

The Pink Drink has a small amount of caffeine. Combined with the refreshing taste of fruit juice, strawberries, and coconut milk, it does give you a burst of energy.

Scientists have found that pink-colored drinks in general do improve athletic performance.

This is not due to the ingredients, however, but because pink is associated with sugar, and the drink is perceived as being energizing.

What Does the Pink Drink Taste Like?

The pink drink has a refreshing, sweet, creamy, slightly tart taste, as you would expect from a combination of fruit juices, coconut milk, and strawberries.

Some bloggers believe that it tastes like Strawberry Starburst candy and that it can become addictive.

Where Can I Find a Pink Drink Recipe?

If you develop an addiction to the Starbucks Pink Drink, you may want to try and make it at home too. Luckily, there are plenty of copycat recipes to help you get started.

You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Coconut milk
  • Juice-blend passion fruit juice or acai, blueberry, and pomegranate juice blend
  • Fresh strawberries, stemmed and halved, plus more for garnish
  • Green coffee bean extract
  • Ice

The preparation is simple, too- you can just mix all ingredients in a blender and add ice to serve!

To learn more, you can also see our posts on Starbucks sweet cream, Starbucks Flat White, and Starbucks Medicine Ball.

Conclusion

The Starbucks Pink Drink is a Strawberry Acai Refresher made with coconut milk instead of water. It has hints of passion fruit, and a small amount of caffeine, and comes topped with freeze-dried strawberries.

All in all, the Pink Drink is the perfect energizing drink for a hot summer afternoon and a great alternative to a Frappuccino.

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Cara Suppa

Cara Suppa has been freelance writing for over a decade and holds a BA in English and an MS in Integrated Marketing Communications. Outside of work, she is an avid cook, gardener, and discount shopper.

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