Starbucks Secret Menu: Love On The Rocks Refresher (Taste, Ingredients, Caffeine, Calories, Copycat Recipe & More information)

You must try the Starbucks Love on the Rocks Refresher this valentine’s. Even so, here’s how to order it from Starbucks’ secret menu throughout the year.

I found Love last year in February, and we had a wonderful time at Starbucks on Valentine’s day. My partner ordered their Love on the Rocks refresher, which blew my mind away. This drink is not on their official menu, but you can still order it all year round from their secret menu. I love its red color, which symbolizes Love and gives you a sweet feeling of pure bliss and Love. Read on to find out what it is made up of.

Brief History of the drink

I first tasted this refresher drink on our first date on Valentine’s day. My partner asked the barista what special Refresher they could recommend, and voila! We were in Love.

So what exactly is the Starbucks Love on the Rocks Refresher?

The Starbucks Love on the Rocks drink is a fruity iced smoothy-like tea commonly enjoyed during valentines season. It originated in the US when Starbucks lovers wanted all the red and pink drinks they could have during Valentine’s season.

At first, this drink was prepared using Very Berry Hibiscus refresher as its base drink. This had always been one of my favorite refreshers, so when it was discontinued, I was broken. I had lost two of my best drinks at once; the Very Berry Hibiscus and the Love on the Rocks.

While perusing social media, I read another way to order the Love on the Rocks drink. Social media was abuzz with the new recipe. Since then, it has become a sensation during Valentine’s season and all year long.

Starbucks Love On The Rocks Refresher Overview

What’s in a Starbucks Love On The Rocks Refresher – (ingredients)

The Love on the Rocks refresher has its base drink as the Iced Passion Tango Tea. Its main ingredients include

  • Water- this is what is used to brew the herbal passion tea
  • Ice- This ingredient assists in making the drink even more refreshing than it already is. Imagine that iced Refresher on a sunny romantic afternoon, lovely!
  • Hibiscus- that tart flavor of the hibiscus has always gotten me. The color also adds to the redness of Love on the Rocks.
  • Citric acid is an excellent preservative and adds to the drink’s flavor.
  • Apple juice- Part of the reason this drink is enjoyable is because of its fruity taste. Apple juice adds to that.
  • Lemongrass- One unknown importance of lemongrass is that it promotes digestion.

All these ingredients blended and mixed with the raspberry syrup make up the romantic drink that almost everyone in Love craves.

Starbucks Love On The Rocks Refresher: Sizes, nutrition, Caffeine & Calories

Love On The Rocks Refresher

What sizes are available

Available sizes of this romantic drink include the tall (12 fl Oz), Grande (16 fl Oz), venti (24 fl Oz), and Trenta (30 fl Oz) sizes. My first time had me trying the Tall first, and because I found it enjoyable, I downed a bigger cup, the Grande. Nowadays, I am ever ordering the Trenta because, why not? This drink is worth it.

Nutritional facts

The Starbucks Love on the Rocks is not the healthiest of drinks on the menu, but it has its benefits. Apart from being refreshing, it also has no caffeine content, which is a plus for those looking into doing away with caffeine intake. It has no sugars and only gives you a calorie count of 15 per serving. This drink has its nutritional information below:

Nutrient content (per daily serving)% Daily Value
Calorie count 15 (out of 2000 cal)Calories from Fat 0
Serving size 16 fl Oz
Total Fat (0 g)

 

Saturated Fat (0 g)

Trans Fat (0 mg)

Sodium (10 mg 0 %
Cholesterol (0 mg)
Total Carbohydrates (0 g)

 

Dietary Fiber (0 g)

Sugars (0 g)

Caffeine (0 mg)
Protein (0 g)

Caffeine information

This drink has no caffeine, which is even more convincing to those wanting to remove caffeine from their diets. With this drink, you never have to worry about experiencing that jittery crash that other caffeinated drinks would do.

So what does Starbucks Love on the Rocks Refresher taste like?

Starbucks Love on the Rocks refresher tastes of good cheer and Love. It is sweet and fruity, thanks to the delicious blend of fruity flavors from the passion tea. There is that distant sour taste of hibiscus, which makes it taste even more like a tropical drink.

Ways to Customize a Love On The Rocks Refresher at Starbucks

There is one easy way to customize the Love on the Rocks Refresher at Starbucks. When you make an order, you can do the following with your drink:

Ask for a Venti unsweetened iced passion tea without water. Then request your barista to include three pumps of raspberry syrup, light coconut milk, and light strawberry puree. Finally, don’t forget to tell your barista to blend the strawberry puree in cold foam before adding the foam to your drink. I must admit, this drink is not only sweet, but it is also beautiful.

How to make Starbucks Love on the Rocks Refresher at home – Starbucks Caffe Misto Copycat Recipe

Starbucks Secret Menu: Love On The Rocks Refresher

Starbucks Caffe Misto Copycat Recipe

Kai JordanKai Jordan
Course Drinks
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Jar
  • Electric kettle/ stove top
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Blender
  • Cup

Ingredients
  

  • Coconut milk
  • Strawberry puree
  • Raspberry syrup
  • Ice
  • Tazo passion tea bag
  • Water
  • Non-fat milk
  • Vanilla syrup

Instructions
 

  • First, place water in your kettle and let it boil.
  • Once done, keep the passion tea bag in your water, and allow it to mix well.
  • Now put the ice into your cocktail shaker, pour the passion tea and shake vigorously.
  • In your big cup, pour in the iced passion tea and add the raspberry syrup. You will also include coconut milk and strawberry puree.
  • For a final touch, add the milk and vanilla syrup in a blender and blend till frothy and creamy. This will be your cold foam to add on top of your drink.

Notes

  • When I first tried this drink, I used 2 tea bags for one serving, It was not as good as using 1 teabag. Therefore, it would be good to stick to a teabag per serving.
  • Because you are preparing iced tea, boiling your water to completion would be a waste of time and electricity. Simmered water will do just fine.
  • Simple syrup is the best sweetener to use for iced drinks. For this case, put sugar and water in a saucepan and let it simmer on low heat as you stir until the sugar dissolves. Then let it cool. Although unsweetened passion tea is usually what is used at Starbucks, if you wish to sweeten your refresher drink, then this simple syrup will do.

Informative Section

How do you order Love On The Rocks Refresher from the Starbucks app?

Head over to the menu and choose iced teas, then select the Iced Passion tea. Here, select the size options, go to flavors and add four pumps of raspberry syrup. Afterward, remove the water in the add-in option, and include one scoop of strawberry puree. Don’t forget to add coconut milk under the creamers. Then click on order.

Is the Starbucks Love On The Rocks Refresher still available?

Yes, this drink is still available on the Starbucks secret menu.

Does Starbucks have Love On The Rocks Refresher all year round?

Yes, the Refresher is available all year long because its ingredients are always available.

Is the Starbucks Love On The Rocks Refresher healthy?

The Starbucks Love on the Rock drink is refreshing and has no calories, which is good. It is healthy, considering all you add to your body is flavored water, and water is good, right?

How much is the Starbucks Love On The Rocks Refresher?

The prices vary depending on location, but the price of Starbucks Love on the Rocks is listed below. Remember, a pump of raspberry syrup is 50 cents and will vary depending on what cup size you choose.

SizePrice
Tall$2.85
Grande$3.25
Venti$3.65

Is Starbucks Love On The Rocks Refresher good?

Yes, this Refresher is good indeed. This drink is all about romance; anybody who has enjoyed it will confess that it has a lovely taste.

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