Starbucks Launches New Mango Dragonfruit Refresher
Starbucks has added yet another cool-as-a-cucumber drink to its arsenal of beverages. Starting June 19, customers will find the Mango Dragonfruit Refresher on menu boards in stores across the U.S. and Canada. The sweet summer flavor will set you back anywhere from $3.25 to $4.95, depending on size preference and location. It joins a veteran lineup of Cool Lime, Strawberry Acai, and Very Berry Hibiscus Refreshers.
The new vibrant pink beverage is hand-shaken with ice, water, tropical mango flavoring, and red-fleshed dragon fruit — and it all amounts to less than 100 calories per 16-ounce pour. Customers can ask for a creamier version, dubbed Dragon Drink, which uses coconut milk instead of water. Each variation contains about 45 to 55 milligrams of caffeine derived from green coffee extract. The average cup of joe contains 95 to 165 milligrams, according to the Mayo Clinic.
This fruity item comes hot on the tails of another new permanent offering. On June 5, the coffee giant introduced the Serious Strawberry Frappuccino, which is actually just an upgraded version of Strawberries and Crème. The new-and-improved frappe is built with a swirl of strawberry purée, a mixture of ice, milk, and “strawberry infusion blend,” another layer of strawberry purée, and vanilla whipped cream. It is essentially a strawberry milkshake, but we aren’t mad about that.
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