Savoring Starbucks new summer drinks


Natalie Lemmen '24

Starbuck’s Coffee Frappuccino

Natalie Lemmen '24, Web Editor

Starbucks, the iconic coffeehouse chain, recently introduced a range of new beverages to their menu. As a dedicated coffee drinker, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to sample the new drinks. After indulging in a variety of the new summer flavors, I am happy to share my honest review on their latest menu items.
Beginning with the Chocolate Java Mint Frappuccino, this frosty treat is a rich combination of chocolate, coffee and refreshing mint flavors. With each sip, the blend of flavors dances on your palate, providing a satisfying balance between sweetness and the kick of coffee beans. Topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate drizzle, it’s a true indulgence for chocolate and mint lovers alike. This drink reminded me of the thin mint girl scout cookie and is a great drink to order if you are in the mood for something sweet.
The White Chocolate Macadamia Cream Cold Brew offers a creamy twist on Starbucks’ classic cold brew coffee. With cold brew being my go-to drink, I was very excited to try this drink. The smooth and bold cold brew is infused with notes of white chocolate and the crunch of macadamia nuts. Served over ice, this beverage is a refreshing option if you are looking to try something new. The combination of the creamy white chocolate and the nutty crunch adds depth to this drink.
For those looking for something lighter and more refreshing, the Pineapple Passion Fruit Lemonade is the way to go. This vibrant drink blends the tartness of lemonade with the tropical sweetness of pineapple and passion fruit. Served over ice, it’s the perfect drink for a sunny day and a perfect balance of tangy and sweet.
The last drink I tried was the Mango Dragon Fruit Refresher with lemonade. This being a drink that I order on the regular, I knew exactly what I was getting myself into. Many comments have been made on the mango dragon fruit being too sweet, but the mix-in of the lemonade gives it that kick that customers are looking for.
If you are out enjoying the warm weather that has recently hit Grosse Pointe, consider stopping into Starbucks to try one of the new drinks they have to offer. I can guarantee you will try something that is unlike anything you have had before.