Katie Aubin shows us how to create Starbucks’ holy grail: the strawberry açai refresher. It’s used as the base for a ton of their drinks and we’ve got the secret to making it delicious and cost-effective at home.
2 tablespoons strawberry powder
1 teaspoon acai powder
1 ½ cups water (360 mL), plus 2 tablespoons, divided
1 cup white grape juice (240 mL)
1 tablespoon passion fruit puree
½ cup green tea (120 mL)
2 tablespoons simple syrup
How to Make It
Add the strawberry powder, açaí powder, and 2 tablespoons of water to a large microwave-safe liquid measuring cup or medium bowl. Microwave for 15–30 seconds, until the powders are dissolved.
Add the white grape juice, remaining 1½ cups water, passion fruit purée, green tea, and simple syrup and stir to combine.
The refresher will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.