Starbucks Is Rumored To Be Adding A Spicy Version Of Its Lemonade Refreshers

For foodies, spring brings fresh veggies. Springtime means matcha for baristas, and Starbucks is launching strong. Though not as "blazing" as its admirers.

Starbucks launched a St. Paddy's Day-themed drink yesterday, and fans are already speculating about potential additional releases. According to speculations, these new beverages may be summery.

According to a post on the r/starbucks forum, Starbucks Refreshers will soon offer a spicy variety. The picture purports to show a Starbucks employee POS portal desktop screen.

The picture shows three new spice-based drinks: Spicy Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade Refresher, Spicy Pineapple Passionfruit Lemonade Refresher, and Spicy Strawberry Acai Lemonade Refresher.

Fans haven't started chatting about the beverage trio on other social media channels or publicly revealed it. Starbucks said, "We're still feeling fortunate and drinking the new Luck of the Matcha Crème Frappuccino. 

Starbucks' new beverage specifics will be shared when available." Always being one step ahead works only if "the game" remains "over there." Starbucks advises patience until the spicy lemonade Refreshers are available.

Starbucks introduced two new beverages this month: the Luck of the Matcha Crème Frappuccino for St. Patrick's Day and the Iced Lavender Cream Oatmilk Matcha for their spring 2024 lavender menu.

Fans may purchase the St. Paddy's Day-themed Matcha Crème Frappuccino with caramel syrup and crunch following the March holiday season. For now, the period between now and spicy-lemonade-Refresher-time is unknown.

In the Reddit comments, some fans speculate that the release may be happening just in time for Cinco de Mayo, which makes sense since Starbucks is also celebrating St. Patrick's Day, another "minor" calendar holiday.

Other comments speculate on the "spicy" component (currently, Tajín and sriracha are the popular possibilities). Some Starbucks fans miss the Cool Lime Refresher, which was discontinued in 2018.

This isn't Starbucks' first spicy venture. In 2016, Starbucks released a Chile Mocha that failed. Avant-garde, ancho-chile-infused, and gone in a year. In 2024, the chain may find redemption with its new "swicy" Refreshers (if they exist).

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