At first, there was the Pink Drink, a refreshing creation that took the world by storm. The strawberry and acai, coconut-based drink, became madly popular a while ago, but that was just the beginning.
Soon, an entire range of color-themed drinks rose to the spotlight, and amongst them, you’ll find Starbucks’ Blue Drink. And let’s say it out loud, the drink is quite tasty, and pretty, too!
The question is, can you make the famous blue drink at home? You can! And it’s super easy. Here’s all you need to know about the drink and a handy recipe.
The thirst-quenching, blue-hued drink popularized by Starbucks and part of its seasonal (and secret) menu is not based on coffee but tea. But not just any tea, but Teavana’s Passion Tango Tea.
The Passion Tango mix has hibiscus, orange peel, rosehip and passion fruit, and it’s deliciously fragrant and tasty. And although you’ll find this tea in many presentations, forget about the ready-made tea and get your hands on a few Passion Tango tea bags.
With a few tea bags of Passion Tango in hand, you’ll then need to infuse the coconut milk with it, which already makes for a fantastic milk tea that’s best enjoyed cold.
There’s another critical ingredient in the Blue Drink, and that’s vanilla syrup. There are two ways of getting past this one. First, you can sweeten your Blue Drink with your favorite sweetener and add a few drops of vanilla extract, and second, you can make your own vanilla syrup.
Making vanilla syrup is easy; by the way, it’s just sugar and water with vanilla extract to taste. I’ll share with you the steps to make it below.
Once you’ve infused the coconut milk with the tropical Teavana floral blend and sweetened it with vanilla syrup, the only thing left to do is pour the Blue Drink over ice and enjoy it.
The best part of making your own Blue Drink is that you can make a whole pitcher of it, and you can’t get that at Starbucks. Enjoy this colorful summer drink and share it with your loved ones!
To make the vanilla syrup dissolve equal parts of granulated sugar in warm water and add 1 tsp of vanilla extract for every cup of syrup.
To make the blue drink, steep the passion mango tea in the coconut milk, often stirring until fragrant and fully infused (5 minutes).
Remove the tea bag and add the vanilla syrup.
Serve over ice.