Inspired by Starbuck’s famous strawberry acai refresher that's taken the world by storm, our Sparkling Strawberry Acai Refresher recipe offers a perfect harmony of sweet strawberries, and a dash of effervescence, that will make your taste buds dance with delight.
The best part? It's easy to recreate in the comfort of your own kitchen! So, let's roll up our sleeves and see how to make strawberry acai refresher that's packed full of goodness. It's sure to become a favorite among friends and family during these scorching summer days.
Starbucks describes the drink as ‘ Sweet strawberry flavors accented by passion fruit and açaí notes, shaken with ice and real strawberry pieces—a welcoming sweet spot of refreshment.
3 tablespoons strawberry syrup
1/3 cup white grape juice
1/4 cup lemonade
3/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon green coffee bean powder (optional)
1/4 teaspoon citric acid
A handful of freeze-dried strawberries
In a pitcher, combine the strawberry syrup, white grape juice, lemonade, and water. Stir well to ensure all flavors are mixed thoroughly.
If you desire a subtle coffee undertone, add the optional green coffee bean powder to the pitcher. This unique addition will add a mild coffee flavor that beautifully complements the berries.
Sprinkle in the citric acid to enhance the tangy notes of the refreshment. This adds a zesty twist, making the drink even more invigorating.
Crush the freeze-dried strawberries into small pieces and add them to the mixture. These gems will infuse the beverage with intense strawberry essence and texture.
Stir the mixture gently, allowing the flavors to harmonize and the freeze-dried strawberries to rehydrate.
Prep your serving glasses, generously filling them with ice cubes. Pour the Sparkling Strawberry Grape Refresher over ice and garnish your drink with a few whole freeze-dried strawberries for that pop of color.
Pro tip: Feel free to experiment with the ingredient ratios to suit your personal taste preferences. Add more strawberry syrup for a sweeter experience, or adjust the citric acid to achieve the perfect level of tanginess.