Jul 16, 2012

Review: Starbucks - Cool Lime Starbucks Refresher

The Cool Lime Starbucks Refresher is basically a mix of fruit juice, mint, and a lime slice with green coffee extract (i.e. caffeine) shaken with ice.

A 12-ounce Tall sits between an iced coffee and iced latte in price at $2.95. Starbucks has the Refreshers up to a 31-ounce Trenta for $4.45.

If you're wondering why it's called a "Cool Lime Starbucks Refresher" and not just a "Cool Lime Refresher, " it's because "Starbucks Refresher" is easily trademarked... "Refresher," not so much.

In taste, Refreshers remind me very much of Vitamin Water and other similar lightly-flavored waters. The taste is a primary mint flavor followed with a note of weaker lime; like a light Mojito without the alcohol. I would prefer a bit more tartness, but it's not bad... but it's not great either.

It might not be a bad idea to include a wedge of lime for people to squeeze (or not) as they like. Options you know?

If you veer more towards full-on fruit juices, or Kool Aid, these probably aren't for you. It's more geared towards people who want a natural hit of caffeine, but don't like (or feel like) iced coffee or tea. I will note that the amount caffeine is about half as much as a similarly-sized iced coffee at Starbucks.

Personally, I'd rather go for the iced coffee.

Nutritional Info - Cool Lime Starbucks Refresher - Tall (12 fl oz)
Calories - 40 (from Fat - 0)
Fat - 0g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 0mg
Carbs - 10g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 0g
Caffeine - 45mg


  1. Capt. AsparagusSunday, July 22, 2012

    Thanks so much.

  2. Didn't really like the taste.....thought it would be more of a lime taste.

  3. Trenta cool lime and add 3 pumps of raspberry syrup!! YUMMY!!!

  4. Ask for lemonade instead of water! It tastes delicious!

  5. I've tried refresha lime today,and I must say I regret trying it,it is disgusting it has a minty taste I threw it straight away,it is awful,I do not suggest it,you should get a frap instead

  6. taste of crap, do not buy, my friend bought one today and i tried it and wanted to puke, dog crap probably would taste better, absolutely DISGUSTING, probably illuminati

  7. HATED IT, tasted vile&bitter. Shitness.

  8. Kimberly WhiteTuesday, May 14, 2013

    I really like this drink, and have it on occasion (usually I just get green tea). I agree that it tastes like a weaker mojito, which I think is what I like about it since I often drink mojitos.

  9. I guess this one is a love it or hate it. I personally hated it, no lime reminded me of a yogurt/mint combination. Was expecting more of a lime-ade.


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