Starbucks Secret Menu Refreshers You Should Try Next

The Starbucks secret menu isn't so secret whenever a new hack is discovered and goes viral across TikTok and Instagram, causing frenzied customers to line up at their local Starbucks or jump on the app to place their orders (via Buzzfeed News). The secret menu has seen some delicious successes, particularly secret frappuccinos and their various flavors such as Thin Mint, Twix, and Butterbeer (via Thrillist). 

However, things can get pretty out of hand when customers are given almost limitless customization options: Reddit user and Starbucks employee GarrettSaysSo posted a customer's order that requested the addition of several ingredients to a Strawberry Açaí Refresher such as strawberry purée, peach juice, and raspberry syrup, among others, creating chaos inside the cup. 

Other secret menu options, such as the "Under The Sea Refresher," which went viral on TikTok, have been proven to be fake (via Newsweek). The ingredients of the drink, which included Sprite, Gatorade, and gummy worms, should have given it away: None of these ingredients are available at Starbucks, making the drink another attempt to garner social media views.

Several secret menu options have put the spotlight on Starbucks' Refreshers, which are fruity drinks that contain green coffee extract. Customers and Starbucks lovers have riffed on Refreshers, leading to secret menu options such as the Firecracker Ombre Drink (via Coffee and Tea Corner). Make sure you have the recipe on hand when ordering these custom drinks, as Starbucks employees may not be familiar with every secret menu drink. 

Strawberries and Cream Refresher

According to HeadStuff, strawberries and cream is a treat that dates back to the early 16th century, when Thomas Wolsey served it to England's high society. Wolsey served strawberries and cream at banquets and tennis matches, and over the years, the dish has become a widely beloved summertime dessert. Eventually, the fruity delight found its way to the famous tennis courts of Wimbledon, where it has become a beloved tradition. These days, you can seek out this delicacy at your local Starbucks in the form of a drink.

The Strawberries and Cream Refresher is created with the Strawberry Açaí Refresher (via Reddit). The secret menu recipe combines this Refresher with a light serving of ice to cool it all down and a generous topping of sweet cream cold foam. A Totally the Bomb recipe offers a slight variation and asks customers to order the Strawberry Açaí Refresher sans water and add in strawberry purée and sweet cream, which, the site claims, tastes similar to the Strawberries & Creme flavored Creme Savers candy. Whichever version you go for, this drink is a summery indulgence that will make you feel like royalty.

Fuzzy Peach Refresher

There's nothing quite like a freshly picked, juicy peach when the summer season rolls around. There are boundless ways to use peaches in recipes, from baking them into pies and cobblers to tossing them into a lovely Caprese salad (via The Spruce Eats). If you're itching for summery treats and more, the Fuzzy Peach Refresher is the perfect fix for your cravings. The drink tastes like biting into the first perfect peach of the summer harvest; it's full of sweetness and flavor.

To get this menu hack, you'll want to order a Venti Mango Dragonfruit Refresher without the water and without fruit inclusions (via Simple Most). Next, you'll ask for the drink to be made with half peach juice, two pumps of vanilla syrup, and a light addition of coconut milk. 

PopSugar compared sipping on this drink to Justin Bieber's hit song "Peaches," as both embody a super sweet, refreshing escape that instantly makes you feel all the good-time, freeing summer vibes. The Fuzzy Peach Refresher's pastel shade of pink gives it an aesthetically pleasing appeal, making the drink ideal for Instagram and TikTok posts.

Pink Starburst Refresher

Starburst is a candy confectionery that dates back to 1959 that inspires fond, nostalgic memories for millennials and boomers alike (via Old Time Candy). Starburst flavors include orange, lime, and strawberry, among many others. Pink Starbursts, which are strawberry flavored, have long been a fan favorite, so much so that they were released in their own packs, first as a limited edition offering, then as a permanent candy fixture (via Best Products).

According to Delish, the Starbucks Pink Starburst Refresher tastes just like a pink Starburst. This drink will bring back those childhood memories of picking out the pink Starbursts from a pack of assorted flavors. Now, you can have this delicious drink, inspired by the pink Starburst candy, all to yourself. According to Totally the Bomb, this secret menu Refresher is created by ordering a Venti-sized Pink Drink with two scoops of vanilla bean powder, and a minuscule splash of lemonade to give it that familiar candy punch.

Starbucks' famous Pink Drink used to be a secret menu Refresher option but was added to the real menu in 2017 due to its soaring popularity. The Pink Drink has a lightly sweet and crisp taste and is made with a Strawberry Açaí Refresher mixed with coconut milk, passionfruit, and a topping of strawberries (via Starbucks). 

Rose Gold Refresher

The Rose Gold Refresher is another great secret menu option (via Guilty Eats). It's a wonderful drink to sip on during spring. Its name is derived from its rose gold-tinted shade, although the gold and pink hues don't have any bearing on the taste. There's no word regarding this drink tasting like rosé either (in spite of its coloring) but you can deduce that with your own taste buds. To order this drink in a Venti size, request the following: a Mango Dragonfruit Refresher with no inclusions, a serving of peach juice, and one pump of raspberry and vanilla syrups each.

The Rose Gold Refresher is less sweet than some of the other Starbucks Refresher hacks (via Yahoo Lifestyle). While pairing peach and raspberry flavors is a bold move, the drink is not overly tart, and the fruity intensity is nicely offset by the vanilla syrup. This drink is the definition of "liquid gold." As with any secret menu item from Starbucks, be prepared to explain the ingredients and their proportions before ordering, or simply head to the app to customize your drink.

WandaVision Refresher

WandaVision is a popular Marvel series that streams exclusively on Disney+. The show has become so popular that fans have created a Starbucks secret menu drink inspired by it (via Chip and Company). The WandaVision Frappuccino is part green tea Frappuccino and part strawberry purée.

The WandaVision Refresher, on the other hand, is made with a Strawberry Açaí Refresher, a serving of guava juice blend without the water, and a thick topping of vanilla sweet cream cold foam, according to The Nicholls Worth. If you want to minimize the sweetness of the drink, you can opt to retain the water with the guava juice blend. 

The drink's bold red color is an ode to the Scarlet Witch character in WandaVision (via Secret Menu Drinks). The fact that it has only three ingredients makes it easy to order, particularly since the sweet cream cold foam is already a known addition option for most drinks at Starbucks.

If you take a scroll through Instagram, you will find some extra mini-hacks for this particular drink. One, posted by candicane82, entails adding a few scoops of strawberries for an extra fruity kick.

Gummy Bear Refresher

The Gummy Bear Refresher drink tastes like gummy bear candy and is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth (via Taste of Home). It was created by TikTok user and Starbucks barista marriamarmora. The recipe combines a Venti-sized Strawberry Açaí Refresher sans water with a serving of peach juice and two pumps of raspberry syrup. If your Starbucks location does not have peach juice, then, as per a TikTok user, guava juice works well too. Another consumer notes that the addition of coconut milk poured over the top makes for a much richer texture as it disperses throughout the rest of the drink.

This refresher contains prominent notes of raspberry, strawberry, and peach, which give the drink its bright, bold colors, and gummy bear taste: Haribo's standard gummy bear mix includes raspberry and strawberry flavors (via NPR). Hip2Save makes it easy for you to order this drink by providing play-by-play instructions for in-person and app orders. The site notes the importance of adjusting the number of pumps of syrup as per the size although if you're a sugar fiend, you can always opt for more pumps. 

Fruit Roll-Ups Refresher

Tap into some more childhood nostalgia with this Fruit Roll-Ups Refresher (via Totally the Bomb). If you're not sure what Fruit Roll-Ups are, they're a super sugary and sticky snack. The treat is a classic '90s fruit snack and was a staple in the lunchboxes of many kids. Fruit Roll-Ups can still be found on shelves in several grocery stores. 

Fruit Roll-Ups were originally made by General Mills (via Snack History). They are similar to fruit leather in that they contain fruit pectin and sugar and are available in several different flavors. A 2011 lawsuit accused General Mills of misleading customers surrounding the fruit content in their product, prompting the company to remove pictures of strawberries from the packaging of Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups. Over the years, the product has been sold in numerous fruity flavors such as cherry, apricot, Wildberry Punch, as well as Tropical Tye-Dye, which contains several flavors swirled into one. Fruit Roll-Ups are similar to and are often confused with Fruit by the Foot products

This Fruit Roll-Ups Refresher tastes most like the strawberry flavor of Fruit Roll-Ups. To order, ask for a Venti-sized Strawberry Açaí Refresher with strawberry purée, lemonade, and two pumps of vanilla syrup. The first sip is a sugar-shocking experience and for some of us, a trip down the Fruit Roll-Up memory lane.

Ombre Firecracker Refresher

Lighten up your spring and summer nights with a vibrant Ombre Firecracker Refresher. This drink is made with a Venti Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade Refresher without the dragonfruit pieces and one pump of raspberry syrup (via Taste of Home). The Refresher is then thoroughly blended with ice and topped with the final ingredient: Passion Tango Tea. 

The tea, as the last addition to the drink, slowly blends itself into the lemonade Refresher liquid, which creates the gorgeous red-to-white ombre coloration that makes this drink so beautiful. If Starbucks ever introduces a blue raspberry syrup, we could totally see (and encourage) this drink transforming into a Bomb Pop or Firecracker Popsicle drink.

The Ombre Firecracker Refresher is light and not too sweet, with a smooth raspberry and mango-infused taste, and a modest tang of lemonade. It's an ideal thirst-quencher for a hot summer day, or better yet, a special treat at a celebratory picnic on a scorching hot day. Guilty Eats aptly notes that Starbucks' Refreshers are caffeinated. Since this drink contains tea, it's ideal to get you up and moving on a lazy morning. 

Key Lime Pie Refresher

For those of you who have indulged in a refreshing slice of Key Lime Pie and enjoyed it, you've probably acquired a taste that unique flavor combination of tartness and creaminess. If you've never had it before, it's quite easy to whip up your own Key Lime Pie with just five ingredients. Fans of this type of pie will likely also enjoy the similar-tasting Key Lime Pie Refresher that recreates this dessert in liquid form. 

According to Totally the Bomb, you'll order a Venti Kiwi Starfruit Refresher with no inclusions, a light serving of coconut milk, one pump of funnel cake syrup, and lastly, a topping of vanilla sweet cream cold foam, followed by caramel crunch topping. These ingredients make for a super summery, tangy, yet just perfectly sweetened drink. If the Starbucks location you frequent doesn't have funnel cake syrup, you'll have to get creative: After all, that's what secret menu hacks are all about! 

Starbucks uses Brown Sugar Syrup and Toasted Vanilla Syrup in its Oatmilk Shaken Espressos Range. You could ask for a mixture of both of these syrups in your Key Lime Refresher to replicate the baked graham cracker crust (provided these menu options are still available!). Starbucks used to offer a Cool Lime Refresher that was discontinued in the summer of 2018 and would have easily made the perfect base for this drink. According to Brand Eating, the Refresher had a fruity taste of lime with a touch of mint. 

Caribbean Refresher

This secret menu drink is a unique spin on Starbucks' Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade Refresher. It is similar in appearance to the Ombre Firecracker Refresher but the ingredients and taste are a bit different, yet equally sure to please. According to Totally the Bomb, to order this delightful drink, you will need to ask for a Venti Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade Refresher without inclusions with a light serving of kiwi juice, a splash of peach juice, one pump of raspberry syrup, and a topping of Passion Tea. The result is like a tropical summer vacation in a cup. Also, if available, the addition of coconut syrup would truly take this Refresher to the next level.

The Caribbean Refresher also looks distinctively similar to another Refresher beverage called Over the Rainbow that was on the menu at a Starbucks in Disney Springs (via Disney Food Blog). It's made with the Kiwi Lemonade Refresher and a splash of Passion Tea. The Kiwi Starfruit Lemonade Refresher can substitute kiwi juice in the Mango Dragonfruit Refresher. Simply add a splash of peach juice, raspberry syrup, Passion Tea, and voila, you have a little twist on the Caribbean Refresher.

Chocolate Pink Drink

The most exciting aspect of this secret menu drink is the simple process by which it acquires its layers: The famous Pink Drink, which forms the base of the drink is enhanced by the addition of a dollop of mocha cold foam on the upper layer to create the most sinful combination of chocolate and strawberry (via Coffee At Three). The intense flavor of the chocolate is followed by the light taste of strawberry extravagance, creating the perfect balance of rich sweetness and fruitiness.

To order this drink, ask for a Grande-sized Pink Drink with mocha cold foam. You may need to provide the recipe for the mocha foam, which entails vanilla sweet cream cold foam being blended with two pumps of mocha sauce. While the Chocolate Pink Drink is inspired by Valentine's Day, you certainly don't need to wait till February to grab this drink!

According to Totally the Bomb, you can also opt for the Neopolitan Refresher, which offers similar, layered flavors with just a few tweaks. Their recipe calls for a Venti Pink Drink without strawberry inclusions mixed with strawberry purée, a layer of chocolate sauce on the bottom with a generous topping of vanilla sweet cream cold foam, and plenty of chocolate drizzle. 

Blended Mango Dragonfruit Refresher

This particular beverage is less about a secret recipe and more about the actual method of making the drink. To order the Blended Mango Dragonfruit Refresher, ask for the Mango Dragonfruit Refresher with lemonade, keep the dragon fruit and strawberry inclusions, and have the drink blended (via Tribal Tribune). Blending truly takes this drink to the next level. This TikTok-famous beverage has a thicker consistency like a smoothie and is a completely refreshing drink for a sweltering summer afternoon. Customers can also opt for the Dragon Drink, which replaces the water with coconut milk (via Cincinnati Enquirer). 

Another variation of this blended treat also popped up on TikTok (via Yahoo Lifestyle). The recipe calls for a Grande Mango Dragonfruit Refresher without the water, double-blended and topped with whipped cream and extra strawberry purée. This menu hack is an ultimate summer treat with a robust flavor that any strawberry fan will absolutely love.

Sunset Drink

The Sunset Drink is nicely balanced with a light sweetness and an invigorating citrus bite (via Coffee at Three). This drink is yet another secret menu hack discovered and popularized on TikTok. The Sunset Drink uses the Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade Refresher as a base, which is then layered with peach juice, followed by Iced Passion Tango Tea. Ask for the dragon fruit to be excluded to obtain a smooth consistency for this beverage. This results in a beautiful, fiery ombre in the Starbucks cup. 

A previous variation of the Sunset Drink, the Strawberry Sunset Refresher, combined the Strawberry Açaí Refresher with water and mixed it with mango and peach syrups (via Starbucks Secret Menu). However, Starbucks discontinued the two syrups in 2017 (via Business Insider). Mixing together the Mango Dragonfruit Refresher and peach juice is a great way of replacing the long-lost syrups and recreating them into this beautiful drink.