How to Make Starbucks’ Summer Skies Drink at Home

By Patricia Rios

Starbucks’ Summer Skies Drink is not only beautiful but also delicious! With this easy copycat recipe, you can enjoy it at home.

Summer-Berry Skies Drink Starbucks Recipe

The drink features a Summer-Berry Refresher base mixed with coconut milk and raspberry pearls for a delightful, two-toned treat.


  • Summer-Berry Refresher Base:
    • ½ cup berry syrup (recipe below)
    • 1⅓ cups water
    • ½ tsp citric acid
    • ½ tsp green coffee extract powder (optional for caffeine)
    • ¼ tsp blue spirulina powder
  • Berry Syrup:
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • ½ tsp blueberry extract
    • ½ tsp raspberry extract
    • ½ tsp blackberry extract
  • For the Drink:
    • ½ cup Summer-Berry Refresher Base
    • ½ cup sweetened coconut milk (carton)
    • ¼ cup raspberry pearls or boba (with liquid)


Making the Berry Syrup

  1. Combine 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the berry extracts (blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry).
  4. Pour the syrup into a mason jar or bowl and refrigerate until completely cool.Tips:
    • Use a medium saucepan: This helps the mixture heat evenly.
    • Cool the syrup completely: This allows it to thicken properly.

Preparing the Summer-Berry Refresher Base

  1. In a large jar or container, mix the berry syrup, water, citric acid, green coffee extract (if using), and blue spirulina.
  2. Shake well to combine and refrigerate until ready to use.Tips:
    • Use a large container: This ensures you can shake the mixture well.
    • Store properly: Keep the base in an airtight container for up to a month.

Assembling the Summer Skies Drink

  1. Add ½ cup of the Summer-Berry Refresher Base and ½ cup sweetened coconut milk to an ice-filled shaker. Shake well to combine.
  2. Put raspberry pearls and their liquid at the bottom of a cup.
  3. Pour the mixture (ice included) into the glass.Tips:
    • Use a shaker: This mixes the ingredients thoroughly.
    • Serve immediately: Enjoy the drink while it’s fresh and chilled.

Storing Tips

  • Base: Keep the Summer-Berry Refresher Base in an airtight container in the fridge for about a month.
  • Syrup: Store the berry syrup in an airtight container in the fridge, where it will also last about a month.Tips:
    • Double the recipe: The berry syrup recipe makes enough for two batches of the base.
    • Experiment: Mix the base with lemonade for a sweeter, tarter drink or with water for the standard refresher.

Enjoying Your Drink

Whenever you’re in the mood for a Summer Skies Drink, simply:

  1. Add raspberry pearls to a cup.
  2. Mix the refresher base with coconut milk.
  3. Pour into the cup and enjoy!

By following these steps, you can easily enjoy Starbucks’ Summer Skies Drink anytime. Happy refreshing!


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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