Skip the morning drive-through line and make a Starbucks Pink Drink at home! With this quick and easy recipe, you’ll be sipping on your favorite drink in no time.
What’s in this Pink Drink Recipe?
Thanks to tea, coconut milk, and fresh strawberries, this copycat Starbucks Pink Drink is light, refreshing, and bursting with flavor. After one sip of this DIY Pink Drink, you’ll find any occasion to quickly whip one up!
- Tea: I used Tazo brand ready-to-drink hibiscus tea for this mocktail recipe.
- Coconut Milk: Before adding, stir the coconut milk really well. I used full-fat unsweetened coconut milk in this recipe.
- Strawberries: While optional, fresh strawberries are a beautiful garnish!
Pro Tip: Instead of ready-to-drink tea, you can also steep your own. Combine 1 tea bag and ½ cup of very hot water and set it aside to steep for 15 minutes. Let it cool to room temperature before continuing with the recipe.
Variations on a Pink Drink
- Instead of white grape juice, white cranberry juice is a delicious alternative.
- Try adding fresh raspberries or blackberries in place of strawberries.
While the real-deal from Starbucks has a touch of caffeine from green coffee extract, you can feel good knowing this homemade version is caffeine-free!
For best taste and texture, fresh strawberries are best in this drink.
Use your favorite kind of white grape juice for this Pink Drink recipe.
For a truly copycat Starbucks Pink Drink, coconut is a must. It adds a wonderful creaminess and unique flavor. Instead of coconut milk, use your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk.
I recommend the ready to drink Tazo brand hibiscus tea.
Absolutely! Simply double the ingredients, follow the recipe steps as written, and divide it into 2 glasses.
How to Store
If you have leftovers, place your drink in the refrigerator and finish it by the end of the day. The longer the strawberries sit in the drink, the soggier they will become. Plus, if you leave ice in the drink, it will dilute it over time.
Serve this Starbucks cult classic with Starbucks egg bites, croissants, breakfast sandwiches, cranberry bliss bars, iced lemon loaf cake, vanilla lavender scones, or lemon cake pops. It’s like having a Starbucks right in your own kitchen!
I have a question. Do I need to use grape juice? What else can I use?
I think white grape juice gives it the best, most authentic flavor, but you could try apple juice instead!
Tried multiple variations using 3 different recipes on my 12 year old who is crazy about pinkity drinks. Had to use Passion Tazo tea (which has hibiscus, passion fruit and orange) because I didn’t have hibiscus tea, plus added some sugar, and it was her absolute favorite even though not exactly like the Starbucks version It was the perfect pink color too! Thank you so very much for an easy recipe that turned out so well!!
Aw, I’m so glad she liked it!
I made enough to fill a gallon pitcher and added extra grape juice and more coconut milk and a lil sugar to help sweeten it and its quite nice!
Love the suggestions!
I tried to make it at home and mine came out purple not pink but my daughter loves it anyway. It’s just turns oddly purple and I brew fresh tea. Thank you for sharing
Purple works too!
Tastes nothing like a Starbucks pink drink. Save your money and order a real one from Starbucks.
I am sorry this didn’t work out for you, Gloria.
You are absolutely right
This is more the purple drink they have then the pink drink
Hibiscus will curdle dairy because of its acidity!
Coconut milk is non- dairy!
Can’t wait to make for my granddaughter she loves this at Starbucks. Thank you and love the recipes!