Starbucks May Introduce Frozen Lemonade Lineup According To Menu Leak

In response to the summer heat, Starbucks unveiled its first summer menu, featuring a perfectly chilled Chocolate Java Mint Frappuccino and White Chocolate Macadamia Cream Cold Brew. Now, a second summer menu leak is hinting at even more frosty innovation from the coffee house chain. According to an Instagram page managed by Starbucks baristas, the latest summer drink will be all about the pleasures of frozen lemonade.

The base of the three new frozen lemonade flavors is expected to be the chain's wildly successful Refresher drinks, specifically the Pineapple Passionfruit Lemonade, Strawberry Açai Lemonade, and Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade flavors. The formula of these chillers? One part Refresher, one part ice, and one part frozen strawberry puree. The ice and Refresher get a blitz in the blender before being swirled with a royally-red ribbon of puree. The addition of strawberry seems to be the main thing that sets these frozen lemonades apart from others, as the berry tanginess should complement the citrus notes.

A frosty citrus update to the Starbucks menu

If you think this menu item looks slightly familiar, you're right. According to the baristas and other commenters on the Instagram post, this "new" menu item is really just a blended version of the existing Starbucks Refreshers. Blended, for the Starbucks layman, is a way that any Starbucks drink can become like a Frappuccino — i.e. blended with ice into frosty perfection. As of right now, customers can order this very same drink by ordering a Blended Refresher with an add-on of strawberry puree. Fair enough, but for those who have drink-ordering anxiety, the simplified Frozen Lemonade Refresher label will be a godsend.

Though the menu is expected to debut around June 27, the leak did not go so far as to spell out how much Starbucks will be asking for the new frozen lemonade series. All of this intel should be taken with a grain of salt, however, as when Tasting Table reached out to Starbucks for a comment, the company could neither confirm nor deny the rumors; we'll just have to wait and see.