Are you craving a drink that will brighten your mood by keeping your energy levels high all day? Try out the Dutch Bros ray of sunshine. Keep reading to get more information about this delicious beverage.
Dutch Bros ray of sunshine combines the Dutch Bros exclusive rebel energy drink with fruity syrups to create a refreshing, sweet, and radiant drink. I discovered this drink through my cousin, who is a big fan of Dutch Bros energy drinks a lot. It was during an evening date, and she suggested we have a ray of sunshine. I loved this beverage a lot because of how flavorful it is. Furthermore, all the flavors balance out perfectly to create a sweet beverage. I even learned how to create a variation of this drink at home. But before we look into the recipe, let’s take a look at some facts about the ray of sunshine.
A brief history of the drink
Knowing a little history of this drink might just push you to try it; who knows? The ray of sunshine is a variation of the Dutch Bros rebel energy drink. It is the rebel energy drink mixed with grapefruit, peach, and blackberry syrup. The Dutch Bros rebel energy drink was launched at the franchise in 2012. Its variations, including the ray of sunshine, followed thereafter to allow customers to order a drink that meets their exact preferences.
Is Dutch Bros Ray of Sunshine still available at Dutch Bros?
Dutch Bros still offers the ray of sunshine drink. Dutch Bros energy drinks are much loved by their customers because of the wide variety. The iced ray of sunshine is quite popular, mostly during summer, because of its radiance and refreshing nature. Therefore, you can order this beverage at any Dutch Bros store if you want to try it out.
Dutch Bros’ ray of sunshine (Ingredients, taste, variations, sizes, caffeine, calories)
What’s in a Dutch Bros ray of sunshine? – (Ingredients)
Dutch Bros Ray of Sunshine is a blend of Dutch Bros’ signature rebel energy drink mixed with grapefruit syrup, blackberry syrup, and peach syrup to create a fruity, radiant drink.
- Rebel energy drink: this is the main ingredient in this beverage as it is used as a base drink. It provides a ray of sunshine with enough caffeine content to light up your morning and maintain your energy levels high all day.
- Blackberry syrup: this syrup is added to the ray of sunshine to heighten and twist the flavor of the drink while giving it fruity notes.
- Grapefruit syrup: grapefruit syrup is what makes the ray of sunshine unique from other energy drink variations offered at Starbucks. When added to the ray of sunshine, this syrup changes the color of this drink to red, making it radiant and aesthetically pleasing. It also gives this beverage a unique fruity flavor which is overall sweet.
- Peach syrup: this syrup enhances the complexity of the fruity flavors in this drink, making the ray of sunshine quite flavorful.
Dutch Bros ray of sunshine: sizes, nutrition, caffeine & Calories
What sizes are available
The ray of sunshine is available at Dutch Bros in three sizes, medium, small, and large. A large serving size at Dutch Bros is 20 ounces, a medium is 16 ounces, and a small size carries 12 ounces of fluid. The price and nutritional value of this drink vary depending on the size. Therefore, if you have never had this beverage before, I would recommend you start by having a small size and later get it in a bigger size if you find it to meet your preferences.
Dutch Bros energy drinks are not the healthiest drink options at the coffee house unless you customize them to be. That is not any different from the ray of sunshine as it has high carbs and calories. The sugar content in this beverage is also high. A large serving size of the Dutch Bros ray of sunshine has 380 calories, 96 grams of total carbs, and 91 grams of sugar. The medium size has 240 calories with 57 grams of sugar, while the small size has 190 calories with 48 of sugar.
The recommended daily intake of carbs ranges from 225 grams to 325 grams depending on your gender and health condition. This indicates that carbs in the ray of sunshine are pretty high, considering it comes from one drink (one meal). Therefore, if you have any underlying conditions like diabetes or obesity or are simply trying to lose some pounds, consider staying away from this beverage.
Furthermore, if you compare this beverage to other drinks like the plain Americano, which has ten calories, and the Dutch Bros annihilator, which has 50 calories, you will see that the calories in the ray of sunshine are pretty high. Therefore, the ray of sunshine should not be your daily cup of ‘tea’ as it can jeopardize your health.
Below is a breakdown of the nutritional information of the Dutch Bros ray of sunshine:
Nutritional Value (large serving size)
% Daily Value
Total fat 0 grams
Total carbs 96 grams
Fiber 0 grams
Sugars 91 grams
Sodium 170 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Protein 2 grams
All Dutch Bros energy drinks have a similar amount of caffeine content as they are made with a rebel energy drink as their base drink unless customized. However, the caffeine content in these drinks varies from size to size. 8.4 ounces of the rebel energy drink has 80 mg of caffeine. Therefore, a medium-serving size (16 ounces) of the ray of sunshine energy drink from Dutch Bros has around 160 mg of caffeine. This caffeine content is enough to give you a burst of energy and maintain your productive nature throughout the day.
So, what does dos Dutch Bros ray of sunshine taste like?
This delightful drink has a bright flavor, just like its red color. It is definitely fruity as it is flavored with fruit syrups. When having this beverage, you will notice that the peach, blackberry, and grapefruit tastes in this drink are well-balanced, with no flavor overlapping the other.
Ways to customize a Dutch Bros ray of sunshine – Dutch Bros ray of sunshine variations
There are several ways to customize the Dutch Bros ray of sunshine to make a drink that suits your needs and preferences. That is why I love getting my energy drinks from Dutch Bros, the freedom to dictate the taste and flavor of your drink. So let’s dive into a few ways you can create several variations of the Dutch Bros ray of sunshine.
First, this beverage is already available in two variations, iced and blended. If you need the iced version of the ray of sunshine, simply ask your barista to serve your drink over ice. Another way to customize the ray of sunshine is by requesting your barista to use sugar-free syrups when flavoring your drink. This significantly reduces the carbs and calories in your drink, making it healthier.
Furthermore, you can order the ray of sunshine in a decaf version. The good thing about Dutch Bros is that their energy drinks are made and customized in-house, meaning you can easily ask the barista to prepare you a more-caffeinated drink or a decaf drink, depending on what you prefer.
How to make Dutch Bros ray of sunshine at home – Dutch Bros ray of sunshine copycat recipe
Dutch Bros ray of sunshine copycat recipe
- Blackberry syrup
- Energy drink
- Peach syrup
- Grapefruit syrup
- Making the Dutch Bros ray of sunshine at home is pretty easy if you have all the ingredients ready.
- All you have to do is pour your energy drink into a glass and enough amounts of all the syrups mentioned above. When adding syrups, you must consider the flavor of the drink you are going for. If you want a drink with more peach flavor, you can add more peach syrup to your beverage.
- Stir the beverage properly and ensure all the ingredients have mixed perfectly well.
- Add ice to your drink and serve. Enjoy!
- You are not restricted on which brand of energy drink to use. However, if you want your beverage to taste close to the ray of sunshine offered at Dutch Bros, consider using a Dutch Bros rebel energy drink.
- You can omit the ice from your ingredient list if you prefer a drink at room temperature.
- To get a beverage with a strong natural flavor, you can opt for extracting syrups from raw fruits by yourself.
How much is Dutch Bros’ ray of sunshine
The price of Dutch Bros ray of sunshine varies depending on the size you have ordered it in and the Dutch Bros location you have visited. However, you should expect to spend around $4.20 to $5.75 if you are going to try out this beverage.
How to order Dutch Bros ray of sunshine?
You can easily order the Dutch Bros ray of sunshine via the Dutch Bros website or by visiting their store. To order it online, simply customize the Dutch Bros rebel energy drink by adding blackberry syrup, peach syrup, and grapefruit syrup to your drink, input your delivery location and place your order. Ordering it in-store is relatively easy; simply ask for the ray of sunshine, as all Dutch Bros baristas are aware of the recipe for this beverage.
Is Dutch Bros’ ray of sunshine good?
This drink is extremely good. If you love a flavorful energy drink with a rich-fruity taste, you can count on the ray of sunshine.
Does Dutch Bros’ ray of sunshine contain caffeine?
Yes, Dutch Bros ray of sunshine has caffeine content as it is made of the rebel energy drink as its base drink.