Starbucks Secret Menu: Purple Rain Refresher (Ingredients, Taste, Variation, Sizes, Copycat Recipe, Caffeine, Calories, & More Information)

So, are you up for an icy, summer day decadent taste? Look no further than the Starbucks Purple Rain refresher. This refresher will give you all the good vibes for a hot summer day.

I am crazy about Starbucks’ secret menu drinks. There is a very good reason that people go crazy about them every time they hit the internet. Lately, I can’t get enough of the Starbucks purple rain refresher. It’s a new addiction that I’m unwilling to let go of. I have been charmed by the raspberry and lime infusion and the sweet taste that these two flavors leave in my mouth

Brief History of the Drink

The purple rain refresher hit the Instagram streets back in 2015. The color, the taste, and everything this drink represented had everyone talking about it. I first heard about the purple rain refresher at my local Starbucks and I got curious. The day I tasted this delight is the day I abandoned all other refreshers for this one.

Is the Purple Rain Refresher still available at Starbucks?

Starbucks Secret Menu: Purple Rain Refresher Ingredients

Yes, it is. As long as you know how to order this refresher, you are assured to walk away with it. This drink is on the Starbucks secret menu. You will not find anything like it on the official menu.

Starbucks Purple Rain Refresher (Ingredients, Taste, Variations, Sizes, Caffeine, Calories)

What’s in a Purple Rain Refresher? – (Ingredients)

This drink is achieved through a blend of the cool lime refresher and lemonade, a generous amount of raspberry syrup (3 pumps for tall, 4 pumps for grande, and 6 for Venti), and lime garnish at the top.

Starbucks Purple Rain Refresher: Sizes, Nutrition, Caffeine, & Calories

What sizes are available?

The purple rain refresher is served in sizes similar to other official Starbucks refreshers. You can order a tall (12fl.oz), Grande (16 FL oz.), Venti (20 FL oz.), and a Trenta (30 FL oz.).

Nutritional facts

Let’s look at the purple rain refresher nutritional information.

Calorie count (out of 2,000 calories daily intake)  378
Nutrient Content (per Grande serving) % of Daily Value
Total Fat (0g)

Trans Fat (0.0g)

Saturated Fat (0g)



Total carbohydrates (58g)

Sugar (41g)

Dietary Fiber 



Proteins (0g) 0%
Cholesterol (0mg) 0%
Sodium (18mg) 0.8%

Caffeine Information

The purple rain refresher contains around 25mg of caffeine. This stems from the green coffee extract in the Starbucks cool lime refresher.

So, What Does Starbucks Purple Rain Refresher Taste Like?

It tastes fruity with a hint of lemon. I love the raspberry more than the lime, but both of these ingredients complement each other flawlessly.

Ways to Customize Purple Rain Refresher at Starbucks; Starbucks PURPLE RAIN REFRESHER Variations

Starbucks Secret Menu: Purple Rain Refresher Caffeine, Calories,

A Starbucks drink can be customized in many ways to suit the preferences and tastes of its drinkers. I have customized the purple rain refresher by adding more sweeteners. I like my drinks extra sweet. If you don’t like the lemonade option, you can always use water in its place.

Starbucks Secret Menu: Purple Rain Refresher

How to make Starbucks Purple Rain Refresher at Home-Starbucks Purple Rain Refresher Copycat Recipe

Kai Jordan


  • Blender
  • 2 Saucepans
  • Measuring cups
  • Stirring Spoon
  • 2 Pitchers
  • strainer
  • Lemon Squeezer
  • Grande Cup


For the cool lime refresher:

  • 15 limes
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • White grape juice
  • Water
  • 1 tbsp. green coffee extract
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Lemonade
  • Simple syrup

For the raspberry syrup:

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • 1 cup raspberries


  • Cool lime refresher: Chop mint leaves and diced cucumbers and put in a pitcher with 3 cups of water. Cover your pitcher and refrigerate for 24 hours. Add a spoon of green coffee extract and stir. Retrieve your cucumber mixture and strain the liquid into a large pitcher. Add simple syrup and freshly squeezed lime juice. Add 2 cups of white grape juice.
  • Raspberry syrup: On medium heat, put sugar and water and boil. Stir till all sugar is dissolved. Add raspberries and continue to cook. Lower the heat when it boils and then remove it from heat and let it cool.
  • Add cool lime refresher to the first line, add lemonade to the second line, and blend. Slowly add raspberry syrup 3, 4, or 6 pumps for tall, Grande, and Venti cups respectively. Enjoy!


The green coffee extract is optional for a home recipe. You can use homemade lemonade and raspberry syrups can be bought at Starbucks or any beverage store.

Informative Section

How do you order a purple rain refresher from the Starbucks app?

Select the cool lime refresher, add lemonade to the second line, and top with 4 pumps of raspberry syrup for a Grande serving.

Does Starbucks have Purple Rain Refresher all year round?

Yes, this drink is not seasonal

Is the purple rain refresher healthy?

Yes, it is low in carbs and moderate in calories.

How much is the Starbucks Purple rain refresher?

The price will vary based on the size. For example, a Grande costs you around $3.75.

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