DIY Starbucks Spicy Strawberry Refresher Recipe

By Patricia Rios

Starbucks recently introduced their Spicy Lemonade Refreshers, which are delicious but pricey. Why not make them at home for a fraction of the cost?

DIY Starbucks Spicy Strawberry Refresher Recipe

Here, I share three mouth-watering recipes inspired by Starbucks’ new spicy drinks that you can easily make yourself.

Crafting the Perfect Chili Powder Blend

First, let’s create a zesty chili powder blend that will give our drinks a spicy kick.


  • 4 tablespoons Chamoy (Siete brand is a good choice)
  • 2 tablespoons Torani Sweet Heat Syrup (or use sugar/liquid sweetener)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Mix well until everything is evenly blended.

Now your spicy chili powder blend is ready to spice up our refreshers!

Spicy Strawberry Lemonade Refresher

Enjoy the sweet and tangy flavors of summer with this delightful strawberry refresher.


  • 1 tablespoon Spicy Chili Powder Blend (from the recipe above)
  • 1/2 teaspoon acai powder (optional)
  • 4 ounces white grape juice
  • 4 ounces white cranberry strawberry juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon green coffee bean powder
  • Frozen or freeze-dried strawberries (use as many as you like)
  • 4 ounces lemonade
  • Ice


  1. In a shaker cup, combine the Spicy Chili Powder Blend, white grape juice, white cranberry strawberry juice, green coffee bean powder, ice, and strawberries.
    • Tip: Shake vigorously to ensure all ingredients are well mixed and chilled.
  2. Pour the mixture into a separate cup.
    • Tip: Top it off with lemonade for an extra refreshing taste.

Enjoy your homemade Spicy Strawberry Lemonade Refresher!

Additional Tips:

  • Experiment with Fruits: Try adding different fruits like mango or pineapple for a unique twist.
    • How to: Substitute or add these fruits in place of strawberries for a new flavor experience.
  • Adjust Sweetness: If you prefer a sweeter drink, add more Torani Sweet Heat Syrup or sugar.
    • How to: Taste as you mix and adjust the sweetness to your preference.
  • Chili Intensity: Customize the spiciness by adjusting the amount of cayenne pepper in your chili powder blend.
    • How to: Add more cayenne for extra heat, or reduce it for a milder drink.

This recipe is straightforward and fun to make at home. Enjoy your refreshing drink while saving money and customizing it to your taste!


Patricia Rios

I have been writing makeup and beauty content for more than ten years. My passion is to uplift you, my reader, to feel better about yourself.

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