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Make your favorite Starbucks treat at home with this refreshing copycat strawberry pink drink recipe. The perfect way to quench your thirst, this 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 refreshing berry flavor.
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
Substitutions and Additions
ALMOND MILK: Coconut milk is our favorite for this recipe, but you could also use almond milk.
SWEETNESS: If you'd like a hint of extra sweetness, add a bit of honey or simple syrup to your drink.
FRESH FRUIT: Instead of just strawberries, you could add other fruits like raspberries or blueberries, whether fresh or freeze-dried.
MINT LEAVES: Elevate the freshness factor by tossing in a few mint leaves.
The subtle minty aroma complements the sweetness of the pink drink and creates a pleasant cooling sensation.
SPARKLING WATER: If you prefer a fizzy version, try swapping still water for sparkling water.
The effervescence adds a playful touch to the drink, making it even more enjoyable.
DECAF TEA: If you want to savor the pink drink in the evening or avoid caffeine, use decaffeinated hibiscus tea bags instead of regular ones.
This substitution won't affect the flavor and allows you to enjoy the beverage anytime.
How to Make Pink Drink Recipe
FIRST STEP: Place one tea bag into a glass of white grape juice.
One tea bag will work for up to one cup of juice or two servings.
Allow the juice to steep until bright pink.
SECOND STEP: Place the second tea bag in a glass of water.
One tea bag will brew up to eight ounces of water or two servings.
Steep for three to five 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.
How to Serve a Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink
You can enjoy a pink drink with a favorite pastry or try one of these unique ideas:
Pink Drink Popsicles: Transform your pink drink into delightful popsicles for a cool and satisfying summer treat.
Pour the pink drink into popsicle molds and add some diced strawberries or other favorite fruits.
Freeze them until solid, and you'll have delicious popsicles that kids and adults alike will love.
These popsicles are not only refreshing but also a great way to enjoy the pink drink on an extra hot day.
Pink Drink Cocktail: Elevate your happy hour with a pink drink cocktail.
Mix the pink drink with coconut rum or vodka and a squeeze of lime juice.
Shake it with ice and strain it into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lime wheel and a sprinkle of edible flowers for a fancy touch.
This cocktail is perfect for adults looking to enjoy a refreshing and sweet drink with a slight kick.
How to Store Pink Drink Recipe
MAKE AHEAD: If you're planning ahead for a gathering or simply want to have some pink drink on hand, you can absolutely make it ahead of time.
The key is to prepare the tea base and strawberry-infused water separately.
Once both components have cooled to room temperature, cover them tightly and store them in the refrigerator.
I recommend holding off on adding the ice and fresh strawberries until you're ready to serve.
When you're ready to enjoy, just mix the chilled tea base and strawberry-infused water, add the ice, coconut milk, and garnish with fresh strawberries.
IN THE FRIDGE: If you have some pink drink left over from your batch or need to store it for a few hours, the refrigerator will work great.
Transfer any remaining pink drink to an airtight container or a sealable pitcher, making sure to remove any remaining ice and strawberries from the mixture.
This will help prevent dilution and keep the flavors intact.
Stored properly, your pink drink can last in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
It is best when enjoyed fresh!
IN THE FREEZER: We do not recommend trying to freeze any components of this drink.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones?
Yes, you can use frozen strawberries if fresh ones or freeze dried are not available.
Just allow them to thaw slightly before adding them to the Pink Drink.
This will help them blend better and infuse the drink with their fruity flavor.
I don't have access to coconut milk. Can I use a different type of milk?
Of course! If you don't have coconut milk, you can substitute it with almond milk, soy milk, or any other non-dairy milk of your choice.
Keep in mind that the flavor may vary slightly, but it will still be delicious.
Can I add sweeteners to the Pink Drink?
Yes, you can add sweeteners like honey, agave syrup, or simple syrup if you prefer a sweeter drink.
Adjust the amount according to your taste preferences and the sweetness of the strawberries.
I want to make an alcoholic version of the Pink Drink. Any suggestions?
To create an alcoholic version, you can add a splash of vodka, rum, or tequila to the pink drink. Just be mindful of the alcohol content and drink responsibly.
Can I add other fruits to the Pink Drink?
Yes, you can get creative and add other fruits to the pink drink. For example, sliced peaches, raspberries, or blackberries would be delicious additions.
Can I use a blender to mix the Pink Drink?
Can I use a blender to mix the Pink Drink?
Yes, you can use a blender if you want a smoother texture and prefer the strawberries to be fully incorporated into the drink.
Bursting with the luscious flavors of strawberries, passion fruit, and coconut milk, this vibrant pink drink is not only visually stunning but also a perfect treat for hot summer days or any time you crave a sweet, fruity indulgence.
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- Tazo “Passion” tea bags (or any hibiscus tea) 2
- white grape juice ½ cup
- water ½ cup
- Ice cubes
- unsweetened coconut milk ½ cup
- freeze-dried strawberries (or sliced fresh strawberries) ¼ cup
- 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.