Starbucks Red Drinks: Complete List of Regular & Secret Menu Items

Gone are the days where you could walk into any Starbucks location and order a delicious, refreshing, and fruity strawberry smoothie. Starbucks discontinued many of their fruit-based drinks, including smoothies, and also light Frappuccinos. So if you want a delicious fruit smoothie, I guess you’ll have to go to Jamba Juice, right? Actually, TikTok and Pinterest have come together and created the perfect strawberry smoothie substitute. It is known as the Starbucks Red Drink!

Starbucks Red Drink

The Red Drink is one of the many special-colored drinks found around the internet. You’ve already heard of the pink drink on the purple drink. The Red Drink is made with passion tea, strawberry inclusions, strawberry puree, ice, coconut milk is substituted for water, and 1 to 4 packets of agave syrup. 

If you miss strawberry smoothies from Starbucks, the Red Drink may be a perfect substitute. But if you are on a diet and you don’t want to consume that much sugar, then the Red Drink is not the drink for you.

The Red Drink from Starbucks

I have been mourning the loss of strawberries movies for the past year and I don’t think I’ll ever get over it. Why would they stop offering such a delicious drink? My guess is the Starbucks company is trying to streamline the drinks that are most profitable and get rid of the drinks that are least profitable. But still I loved their strawberry smoothies!

But some wonderful person out there on the Internet created a great strawberry smoothie substitute, and that is known as the red drink. There’s actually more flavor in the red drink than in the strawberry smoothie!

What is The Red Drink from Starbucks?

The Red Drink is a combination of passion tango iced tea, strawberry inclusions, coconut milk, and ice. It is a vibrant red color, and it is dairy-free! Some people like to add raspberry inclusions instead of strawberry inclusions or they’ll add both raspberry and strawberry inclusions.

The coconut milk added a small amount of sweetness to this drink. But if it’s not sweet enough, you can always add classic syrup to it. The coconut milk is Starbucks is sweet enough. So, if I were to order this drink, I would not add classic syrup.

If you love the taste of whipped cream, then ask the barista to add whipped cream on top of your red drink.

Are There Any Other Red Drinks Available at Starbucks?

If the taste of Passion Tango isn’t what you want, then there are a few other drinks available at Starbucks that you may like that have a red tint. These red drinks get their vibrant color from their red ingredients.

The Blended strawberry lemonade

One of the most popular blended drinks, this strawberry lemonade drink, are like the slushie drinks available at 7-Eleven or AM PM. Strawberry Acai, lemonade, and ice are measured and the ingredients are placed into a blender. The barista will blend this drink for several seconds. This is one drink you cannot drink with a sip lid, so drink it with a straw.

The Ice Passion Tango and the Ice Passion Tango Lemonade.

The Iced Passion Tango Tea is one of the ingredients in the Red Drink, but you can order the iced tea on its own. Its vibrant flavor goes well with its vibrant color. If you want a bit of tart in your iced tea, then order the Passion Tango Lemonade, which will make it more lemony and also sweeter.

Strawberry Creme Frappuccino

Starbucks Strawberry Cream Frappuccino

The Strawberry Creme Frappuccino contains very little caffeine. There is a bit of caffeine in the Frappuccino base, but that’s all. The Strawberry Creme Frappuccino contains the milk of your choice, Frappuccino base, whipped cream, ice, and strawberry puree. Customers also like to add mocha drizzle on top of the whipped cream or around the cup.

Does Starbucks Have Any Red Drinks that are Sugar-Free?

Yes, Starbucks sells one drink that is sugar-free and it is the Passion Tango iced tea. Iced tea from Starbucks is completely free of all sugar. Passion Tango Iced tea is reddish pink. Usually, the barista will add classic syrup to iced tea drinks so that it tastes sweeter, but you can ask the barista to leave the classic syrup out.

But you cannot order an iced passion Tango Tea lemonade. The lemonade contains sugar and it cannot be removed. If you really want the taste of lemon in your ice Passion Tango Tea, bring a lemon from home and squeeze the lemon juice into your drink.

Can a Customer Make the Red Drink at Home?

If it’s too cold for you to go out and brave the ice and snow to visit a Starbucks, we understand. Sometimes our cozy bed is just too warm for us to leave, no matter what kind of delicious temptation awaits us if we go out.

But, if you buy all the ingredients beforehand or you use Instacart or Walmart delivery, you can make the Red Drink in the comfort of your home.

Here are the ingredients you need:

  • Passion tea – hot or iced
  • Dried strawberry pieces
  • A package of regular strawberries
  • Sweetened coconut milk. Make sure it isn’t vanilla flavored
  • Ice
  • Agave syrup

First, make the Passion Tango tea. You can either make hot Passion Tango Tea with hot water and then allow it to cool or make the iced passion Tango Tea as per instructions. Once the hot tea has cooled to room temperature, set it aside.

Now, make the strawberry puree. Grab four or five strawberries, wash them, slice off the top parts, then remove the green leaves. Dice them as small as you can. Then place the diced pieces into a bowl and squish the strawberries until it looks like puree. Do this by placing a Ziploc bag on your hand which has been clenched into a fist, and pressing down all the strawberries.

If you have a mini blender, there is also the option of placing the strawberries in the mini blender and blending them to create a strawberry parade. If you only have a large blender, then it may not be worth making such a big mess for only four to five strawberries.

Scoop the strawberry puree into the passion tea, then add two to three tablespoons of agave syrup and ½ cup of coconut milk. After that, add the dried strawberry bits and ice.

Place the lid on the cup and shake the cup vigorously 10 times. Open the lid, place the straw in the cup, and enjoy.

Possible Questions on Your Mind

How do you order the red drink at Starbucks?

The Red Drink isn’t officially on the Starbucks menu, so you’ll need to make a special request to your barista. Ask for Starbucks Iced Passion Fruit Tea, but request that it be made with coconut milk and strawberry inclusions instead of water. Then, ask for some agave to be added for a touch of sweetness. This all gets poured over ice to create the refreshing Red Drink.

Does Starbucks pink drink have red dye?

Starbucks’ Pink Drink does not contain any red dye. The Pink Drink gets its color from the strawberry acai base and coconut milk, which are both naturally colored. Always check with your barista or the Starbucks website for the most current ingredient information as recipes can change.

What is the red drink at Starbucks?

The Red Drink at Starbucks is a secret menu item that’s made with Iced Passion Fruit Tea, coconut milk, strawberry inclusions, and agave, all poured over ice. It’s known for its beautiful red hue and refreshingly fruity flavor, somewhat akin to a light strawberry smoothie.

What is the red strawberry drink at Starbucks?

One popular red strawberry drink at Starbucks is the Strawberry Creme Frappuccino. It’s a dessert-like beverage made with a Frappuccino base, mixed with strawberry puree, and then topped with whipped cream. For an indulgent twist, you can ask for the Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino which has extra syrup and cream to mimic the flavors of a strawberry cheesecake.


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