Starbucks summer refreshers satisfying customers craving for menu versatility

Starbucks Pineapple Passionfruit and Paradise Drink Starbucks Refreshers beverages, photo provided by Starbucks
Starbucks Pineapple Passionfruit and Paradise Drink Starbucks Refreshers beverages, photo provided by Starbucks /

While Pike Place coffee might be part of the Starbucks tradition, the new wave of Starbucks summer refreshers have many guests toasting to the tropical vibes. From the first sip to the last drop, it is time to toast some happy, joyful moments.

When Starbucks announces a new beverage, many people open the app and place an order. Even though most people have a signature beverage that is part of the morning mantra, the reality is that a new flavor brings excitement. It might not replace the favorite order, but it is one that cannot be resisted.

The Starbucks summer refreshers is not just for one season. The newest beverage will be part of the permanent menu. When that chilly fall day arrives, this offering can be that ray of sunshine to pierce through the clouds.

Added to the menu is Pineapple Passionfruit Starbucks Refreshers beverage. Featuring real pineapple pieces, the combination of sweet pineapple and tart passionfruit has the baristas shaking up beach vibes. There might not be an umbrella in the drink, but it feels like a little escape.

From the creative mind of Raegan Powell, a senior product developer from Starbucks R&D, who was involved in the drink’s creation, this Refreshers flavor is more than just a brightly colored sip. Powell said, “The Paradise Drink Starbucks Refreshers beverage is like sunshine in a cup – the bright tropical flavors are radiant, happy and joyful. It’s the perfect summer sip for a little moment of escape wherever you are.

For a little extra, the Paradise Drink Starbucks Refreshers beverage adds a touch of coconut milk. The creaminess adds another layer of enjoyment. It feels a touch indulgent yet doesn’t shake up an ounce of guilt.

What other menu items join the Starbucks summer refreshers?

Since summer time often comes with a side of hunger, a new menu item might have re-ignited the chicken sandwich wars. The Chicken, Maple Butter and Egg Sandwich is quite a hearty bite. Although many people have come to enjoy chicken at breakfast, this sandwich should definitely keep the hunger at bay till lunchtime.

The key to this sandwich is the toasted oat biscuit roll. Yes, sometimes the best part of a sandwich is the bread element. Combined with the maple butter, it is quite a bite.

Lastly, for anyone who cannot resist a sweet ending any time of day, the Cookies and Cream Cake Pop is the little treat that brings smiles all around. The two bite treat captures all the classic flavors.

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What is your favorite Starbucks order? Do you switch your beverage choices based on the season?