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Make your favorite coffee shop drink at home with this refreshing copycat strawberry pink drink recipe. The perfect way to quench your thirst, this pink drink is a sweet and creamy treat that you can make at home in minutes.
A copycat version of the Starbucks classic, this delightful pink drink recipe is made with creamy coconut milk, hibiscus tea, and a sweet strawberry flavor. Now you can skip the line at the coffee shop and make this delicious drink at home.
In addition to its luscious color, the beloved drink is also packed with a creamy, berry flavor. Luckily, it’s easy to whip up this Starbucks flavor at home with only a handful of ingredients. You can even enjoy your coffee shop-inspired drink while you eat a homemade muffin or pastry.
So simple to put together, you’ll be sipping on your homemade pink drink long before you could have driven to the coffee shop to pick one up. Creamy, refreshing, and packed with sweet strawberry flavor, if you find yourself craving this delightful pink drink, this recipe is a must-try.
Pink Drink Recipe Ingredients
- Tazo “Passion” tea bags – or any hibiscus tea
- Grape juice – white grape juice
- Ice cubes
- Coconut milk – unsweetened coconut milk
- Strawberries – freeze-dried strawberries or sliced fresh strawberries
- Simple syrup – for optional sweetening
The Tazo passion tea provides that amazing signature pink color. Steeping the teabag in the grape juice will help achieve a nice pink color throughout your drink since the grape juice tends to have a yellow tint. If you cannot find the Tazo passion tea, you can use another brand of hibiscus tea in this refreshing drink.
We used unsweetened coconut milk in this copycat pink drink recipe. The finished drink gets its sweetness from the white grape juice, and this combination is closest to the original Starbucks version of the pink drink. For more sweetness, add simple syrup or try sweetened coconut milk.
Water does not have to be hot to steep the tea. If you use hot water, ensure the brewed tea is completely cooled before pouring over the ice to make the drink. If you are planning to serve a crowd, rather than making individual servings of the drink, you can easily double or triple the recipe to make a pitcher of pink drink
How to Make Pink Drink Recipe
FIRST STEP: Place one tea bag into a glass of white grape juice (1 tea bag will work for up to 1 cup of juice or 2 servings) and allow the juice to steep until bright pink.
SECOND STEP: Place the second tea bag in a glass of water (1 tea bag will brew up to 8 ounces of water or 2 servings) and steep for 3 to 5 minutes, until deep pink.
THIRD STEP: Fill a 12-ounce glass with ice.
FOURTH STEP: Add ½ cup of juice and ½ cup of tea.
FIFTH STEP: Top with coconut milk and stir to combine.
SIXTH STEP: Add a handful of freeze-dried strawberries or fresh sliced strawberries.
SEVENTH STEP: Sweeten with simple syrup, if desired.
EIGHTH STEP: Serve.
Can I use different milk instead of coconut milk in this recipe?
While the original version uses coconut milk, you can change it up if you prefer almond milk or soy milk in this simple recipe. Keep in mind that if you use a different milk it may change the taste of the drink slightly.
Can I make this drink ahead of time?
This copycat Starbucks pink drink recipe doesn’t keep well so we recommend making it when you are ready to enjoy it.
Can I make my own simple syrup?
While you can easily find it at any liquor store, you can make your own by combining equal parts of water and granulated sugar in a small saucepan. You will heat it just until the sugar dissolves (do not boil it), then allow it to cool completely before use. It can be stored in a lidded mason jar for up to 1 month in the refrigerator. We like to keep a premade simple syrup in the cupboard to use for a number of drinks.
How to Store Pink Drink Recipe
IN THE FRIDGE: The pink drink will separate over time. Though it can be re-stirred, it’s best to mix and drink at once rather than preparing it ahead of time and storing it in the fridge.
IN THE FREEZER: We do not recommend trying to freeze any components of this drink. It is best made fresh.
Pink Drink Recipe
- 2 Tazo “Passion” tea bags or any hibiscus tea
- ½ cup white grape juice
- ½ cup water
- Ice cubes
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
- ¼ cup freeze-dried strawberries or sliced fresh strawberries
- Simple syrup for optional sweetening
- Place one tea bag into a glass of white grape juice (1 tea bag will work for up to 1 cup of juice or 2 servings) and allow the juice to steep until bright pink.
- Place the second tea bag in a glass of water (1 tea bag will brew up to 8 ounces of water or 2 servings) and steep for 3 to 5 minutes, until deep pink.
- Fill a 12-ounce glass with ice.
- Add ½ cup of juice and ½ cup of tea.
- Top with coconut milk and stir to combine.
- Add a handful of freeze-dried strawberries or fresh sliced strawberries.
- Sweeten with simple syrup, if desired.