Sparkling coffee mocktails shake the traditional brunch beverage

Starbucks Spring Coffee at Home offerings
Starbucks Spring Coffee at Home offerings / Starbucks

While coffee might be served any time of the day, the beverage is getting a bubbly upgrade. Instead of adding sugar, creamer, or another sweet note, it is time to add some effervescence to that classic Starbucks coffee drink.

Many people start their day with Starbucks. Whether it is simple push of a button that transforms a pod into pipping hot refreshment or a carefully crafted coffee that is picture perfect, the reality is that many people thirst for that sip.

While the Starbucks beverage brand has embraced all types of food and flavor trends, some of the ideas have pushed coffee drinkers to think beyond the traditional. Some ideas seem to resonate, and others are still percolating. In both scenarios, the willingness to experiment is the reason why coffee remains fresh.

One idea that has begun to take hold is sparkling coffee mocktails. While espresso tonics had a moment and coffee cocktails continue to be popular, the sparkling coffee mocktail is a great choice for a brunch, mid-afternoon break, or just anytime moment.

Recently, Starbucks released its recipe for a Iced Coffee Sparkling Mojito Mocktail. While some people might love that peppermint mocha during the holidays, this flavor combination does not require a snowy scene and a wintery chill.

Using the Starbucks Spring Day Blend, the flavor is zesty, bright, and refreshing. The combination of mint, lime, coffee, and a club soda makes for a refreshing cocktail on a warm, sunny day.

Here’s the Starbucks Iced Coffee Sparkling Mojito Mocktail recipe:


2 Tbsp sugar (fine sugar preferred)

1 lime (cut into 6 wedges)

3 sprigs fresh mint (with stems removed and leaves intact)​

4 oz ground Starbucks® Spring Day Blend coffee, brewed and cooled​

10 oz club soda


Add sugar, a lime wedge and two sprigs of mint to a tall Collins glass. Muddle.

Add ice to the muddled ingredients. Pour the cooled coffee and top with club soda. Stir gently to combine.

Garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprig to enjoy.

While this recipe is a mocktail, some people might want to add a little “extra” to that glass. A splash of an aged rum might be a nice idea. But, the recipe does not necessarily need it.

While Starbucks offers this particular idea, there are many other ways to apply this concept to its other coffees. For example, the Brown Sugar Cinnamon would be lovely with a touch of orange sugar and a little club soda. The flavor has an inherent sweetness, but that warm, comforting flavor can be even more enjoyable when it is slightly bubbly.

Basically, there are plenty of reasons to try, experiment, and play with Starbucks At Home coffees. Whether it is a sparkling coffee mocktail, a coffee cocktail, or some new creation that will take over the food conversation, there are plenty of reasons to brew a second or third cup during the day.