Have you missed the delicious taste of the passion fruit refresher starbucks? I know that feeling and I have the best recipe that will help you recreate the happy drink.
On the days I don’t like my husband, which are few and far between, the passion fruit refresher starbucks rekindles my best memories of our dates as a young couple at Northwest University. It was our signature drink on the weekends during picnics at the park, after a morning jog. Well, he introduced me to the drink and it became our drink. I really enjoy coconut flavors so it was easy for me to love it. We’d catch up from time to time and discuss the assignments we were both working on as we sipped our passion fruit refreshers. I honestly believe that besides working together so closely, this energy drink was what got us through the most difficult times in the university. The juicy taste with average sugar got us obsessed with this refresher. It struck such a good balance.
During our 5th wedding anniversary last week, I decided to recreate the drink at home to reminisce about the beautiful times we shared over this drink. It was such a nostalgic moment. Now that Starbucks seems to no longer avail the drink anywhere, I will be sharing the recipe with you.
Brief History of the Drink
The passion fruit refresher was launched in the summer of the year 2016 in Starbucks ready to drink beverages. The drink was availed alongside the Black Cherry Limeade flavor. They both have coconut water. The duo is a more refined extension of the Starbucks 2014 canned refreshers which include the strawberry lemonade and orange mango.
Starbucks ready to drink, commonly referred to as RTDs are produced under the long-standing Starbucks-PepsiCo partnership. The category has more than 40 beverages and a turnover of over $1B.
Is passion fruit refresher starbucks still available at Starbucks?
Unfortunately, passion fruit refresher is currently unavailable in the Starbucks stores and website. Most retail stores also indicate that the canned energy drink is out of stock. It is not clear why Starbucks discontinued the refreshers.
Passion fruit refresher starbucks (Ingredients, Taste, Variations, Sizes, Caffeine, Calories)
What’s in a passion fruit refresher starbucks – (Ingredients)
The passion fruit refresher consists of lots of sparkling juices. Its ingredients include real peach juice concentrate, passion fruit juice concentrate, natural white grape juice, apple juice, vegetable juice, coconut water concentrate, green coffee extract, citric acid, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) Rebaudioside-A (sweetening extract from Stevia leaf), beta-carotene, niacinamide (Vitamin B3), ginseng extract, pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), calcium d-pantothenate (Vitamin B5), salt, sugar and natural flavors.
Passion fruit refresher starbucks: Sizes, nutrition, Caffeine & Calories
What sizes are available?
The ready-to-drink beverage is sold in cans of 12 oz fl each, which is equivalent to the smallest Starbucks cup, the Tall.
There are 90 calories in 1 can of the passion fruit refresher. For an energy drink, that’s considerably nutritional thanks to the real fruit juices and vitamins loaded in the beverage.
The coconut water also makes the drink quite hydrating compared to most canned drinks. The coconut water which is also high in potassium is very good for skin and prevention of kidney stones.
The natural passion fruit is a nutrient dense citrus juice that is rich in antioxidants. The passion fruit seeds help to improve insulin sensitivity and protection of blood vessels from excess fat.
Peach juice on the other hand is a nourishing drink that prevents wrinkling of the skin. Beta-carotene found in peach juice helps to improve vision by reducing oxidative stress in the retina. If you’re struggling with sleep disorder, peach juice is also full of minerals and enzymes that balance hormones and induce peace.
The mild carbonation in the juice blend also reduces constipation and aids hydration because of the ease in swallowing.
|Calories per 12 ounces (out of 2,000 calories used for general nutritional advice)||90|
|Total Fat (0g)||0%
|Total Carbohydrates (22g)
Dietary Fiber (0g)
The green coffee extract gives this drink 50mg of caffeine which is negligible in flavor but decent enough to recharge and fill you with energy for the most part. If you like caffeine in a refreshing drink without tasting the coffee, this is the drink for you.
So, what does passion fruit refresher starbucks taste like?
Delicious. Though lightly sweetened, there is a whole lot of the natural taste of actual juice in the beverage which I like. The coconut smell is muted by the fruity citrusy aroma from the juices which is also a plus for those who don’t like the smell of coconut. The drink is also not very heavy on the tongue which I believe to be an element of coconut water. I also like that it doesn’t taste carbonated like the conventional energy drinks. Overall, the passion fruit refresher does its job really well on a hot day. It’s light and pretty refreshing.
Ways to Customize passion fruit refresher starbucks – passion fruit refresher starbucks Variations
It is hard to go wrong with a slight deviation from the norm, even when it comes to your drinks. Let’s see some of the ways you can customize this popular drink.
The passion fruit refresher is generally sweet so a squeeze of lemon juice will bring out that sour sweet flavor into full burst. Lemonade makes every refresher better, try it.
For iced tea lovers, this is the perfect drink to add some. You can infuse the tropical flavors in this beverage with iced herbal tea or passion tango tea. The tea brings out the extra balance in the drink. You’ll also love the added energy that caffeine in the tea injects into your system.
It is important to note that the passion fruit refresher comes in a standard canned version. To customize, the barista has to pour it in a cup and put your preferred inclusions. Please know the quantities and specific ingredients that you would like added to make the work easier for your barista.
How to make passion fruit refresher starbucks at home – Passion fruit refresher starbucks copycat recipe
- A jar
- A glass
- A teaspoon
- A knife
- Coconut fruit
- Peach juice
- Passion juice
- Passion fruit
- Chilled tea
- To extract the coconut water, crack the coconut fruit by poking a hole on the soft spot of the shell using the knife. Pour the fresh coconut water into the jar.
- Add the peach juice, passion juice and chilled tea into the water and stir to combine.
- Cut the lemon and squeeze the juice into the mix for the extra flavor then add sugar for sweetening, stir and set the blend aside.
- Put ice in the glass then pour the blend over the ice.
- Cut the passion fruit and scoop the extract then add it into the drink. The seeds will float like a garnish. Stir gently with a straw to mix. I can feel the rich taste of this combination on my tongue as I write this down.
- Let the drink sit for about 1 minute to cool in the ice.
- Enjoy your delicious beverage!
- The best thing about homemade drinks is the autonomy on the composition of the ingredients. You can therefore replace coconut water with plain water and still make a refreshingly passion fruit beverage.
- I used chilled tea but you can also use coffee.
- For the sweetening, you can go with syrup over sugar.
- I only used the two primary juices but you can add the grape juice and apple juice as per the original Starbucks recipe. It's typically a loaded juicy drink so the more, the better.
- If you want all the sweetness, you may forgo the lemon juice.
- For the fancy vibes, go ahead and use the sparkling juice blend.
How do you order a passion fruit refresher Starbucks?
Unless you are looking to have the customized beverage at Starbucks, ordering the passion fruit refresher is very simple. You just give the name of the drink, pay for it and you’re handed the can. You can also walk into a retail store, pick from the shelf and pay.
Is passion fruit refresher Starbucks good?
Yes, Starbucks passion fruit refresher is a good drink because it’s not loaded with sugar like other common energy drinks in the market.
How much is a passion fruit refresher Starbucks?
The canned drink is retailed in both single units or a pack of 12. The single can that contains 12 ounces cost $1.99 while the 12 pack retails at $21.99. You can also get the 3-flavor variety pack which retails at $39.88 on Amazon. Please note that prices may vary from one store to another.