“People love both the flavour and the colour,” said Alicia Binion from Starbucks research and development (R&D), who created the new beverage. “It’s bright and vivid, something you would want to take a picture of to share with friends.”
This colorful, thirst-quenching drink joins the permanent Starbucks menu alongside other Instagram-worthy beverages including Strawberry Acai Starbucks Refreshers® beverage, Very Berry Hibiscus Starbucks Refreshers® beverage, Pink Drink, and Violet Drink. The beverage is available at participating Starbucks® stores in the U.S. and Canada starting today (June 19). A grande (16-ounce) beverage is under 100 calories.
“Even the name dragon fruit sounds magical,” Binion said. “It’s one of those up-and-coming flavours. The red-fleshed fruit is less common and helps make this drink so fun and unique.”
Customize with Coconut milk
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Customers can also enjoy a creamier version of the beverage by requesting coconutmilk instead of water. Called “Dragon Drink,” the refreshing beverage features creamy swirls of coconut milk mingling with the fruity mango and dragon fruit flavors.
Starbucks is the perfect destination anytime for delicious ways to refresh, recharge and reward, especially during the warm afternoon months. Customers are encouraged to share photos of their favorite afternoon pick-me-up on Instagram using the hashtag #AfternoonMade for the new Mango Dragonfruit Starbucks Refreshers beverage or other delicious, handcrafted cold drinks. Each Friday, select user-generated photos tagged with #AfternoonMade will be featured on Starbucks Instagram stories. To find your favourite afternoon-inspired beverage, visit Starbucks Afternoon Made menu.