DIY: Cool Lime Refresher!

DIY: Cool Lime Refresher!

My all time favourite drink from Starbucks surprisingly isn’t coffee. It is their Cool Lime Refresher and I am obsessed with it. For example today, i drove 40 minutes into town to pick one up. I know, you probably think i’m crazy but when you get a craving you just have to do it!

What is a Cool Lime Refresher? Well you can probably guess by the name, it’s a lime based juice drink! This is how Starbucks describes it:

” Real fruit juice, mint and a lime slice shaken with Green Coffee Extract for a boost of natural energy, served over ice”.

Cool Lime Refreshers probably won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but i love it. I love it so much that i decided to try recreate it at home.

Cool Lime Refresher

So what do you need?

( Cup = 240 ml )

  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 – 2 cups of fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup mint leaves
  • 3/4 cup cucumber
  • 3/4 sugar
  • 1 whole lemon

I would say it depends on your personal taste for the strength of the lime & mint.

How do you make it?

1. Pour 4 cups of water into a large jug.

2. Finely chop up your mint leaves and dice your cucumber. Chopping the ingredients finely will help infuse the water better.


Cool Lime Refresher

3. Add the mint & cucumber into the jug of water and stir well with a spoon. Cover the jug with cling film and pop it into the fridge for a couple of hours and leave it to infuse. 


4. After a couple of hours remove the mint & cucumber from the water. Straining it through a sieve is the easiest way. Don’t worry if you can’t get it all out, it well help add to the end flavour.

5. Add 1-2 cups of lime juice and 3/4 cup of sugar into the jug of water and stir well until all the sugar has dissolved. I also squeezed 1 whole lemon in at this point for an extra kick of flavour!

At this stage i would recommend tasting it and add water/lime to your taste.

Once your happy with the taste, add ice and vuala! You have your own DIY : Cool Lime Refresher. 

Cool Lime Refresher DIY
Cool Lime Refresher

If you are yet to try a Cool Lime Refresher from Starbucks, I really recommend that you do. If you like it, then you can make your own at home. It’s a perfect refreshing drink for summer.

What’s your favourite drink from Starbucks?


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