First, there was the pink drink. Then, an entire range of Starbucks “secret menu” refreshers hit the mainstream.
These drinks are as colorful as they are tasty, and they’re easy to make at home as well! Today we’re making the fantastic Orange Drink.
Since there’s no one recipe for the unlisted drink, there are many ways to get comparable results.
For me, the Orange Drink tastes like creamy tropical fruit with hints of vanilla, and that’s precisely what you’ll get. Here’s all you need to know to make an Orange Drink copycat at home.
To make this summery drink, you only need four ingredients, and although some people agree there’s some kind of tea in the Orange drink, you don’t need it.
What you need is mango and orange juice! Together with a splash of coconut milk, you get a creamy, fruit-forward drink with the right color and flavor.
A dash of vanilla extract elevates our Orange Drink to heavenly heights. Pour it over fresh ice and enjoy the trendiest drink of the season!
The year was 2016, and barista Eric Olson, manager at a Starbucks in Orange County, California, developed the orange drink to complement the then famous pink and purple drinks.
Mango juice, vanilla powder and coconut cream over ice were the ingredients for the drink’s first version — the rest is history. The Orange Drink became an instant classic!
For our Orange Drink, we combine mango and orange juice, since the citrus fruit adds some acidity to the drink, making it more refreshing.
And since we don’t have vanilla powder, we’ll use a few drops of vanilla extract. The result is fantastic, though, especially when served dead cold over ice.
If you’re a fan of Starbucks’ secret menu, you’ll want to learn this easy recipe by heart. After all, you need not spend outrageous prices on such tasty but uncomplicated drink. Instead, make Orange Drinks at home for everyone!
Let’s check out this easy recipe and celebrate baristas’ creativity by becoming one ourselves.
After all, just like we can all make a mean cup of coffee, we can make refreshers. This is my take on Starbucks Orange Drink, and it’s much more than a copycat recipe!
In a tall “venti” glass filled with ice, add the mango juice, orange juice and coconut milk.
Add the vanilla extract and stir to combine.