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Copycat Purple Drink

Here's the easiest way to make the Starbucks Copycat Purple Drink at home!

Here's the easiest way to make the Starbucks Copycat Purple Drink at home!

If you’ve been anywhere on social media for the past few weeks, you’ve seen the hashtags and super Instagram-able pastel drinks floating around.

#pinkdrink and #purpledrink are alll over the place and I wanted to see what the hype was for myself!

Here's the easiest way to make the Starbucks Copycat Purple Drink at home!

My sister and I went to Starbucks to order the Purple Drink off of the not-so-secret menu and were greeted from the barista with a “What’s that?”

Luckily we were well versed in the ingredients having seen it everywhere.

Once we completed the order, we patiently waited for our names to be called and our beautiful Purple Drinks to arrive.

Of course they were just as pastel, purple, and photogenic as we were expecting.

I usually drink my coffee black so I’m used to very bitter drinks. The Purple Drink is not that. At all. Think alllll of the sugar.

It was almost a dessert drink for me just because of how sweet it is.

The other thing we couldn’t help but notice is the blackberries that aren’t anywhere near fresh.

Here's the easiest way to make the Starbucks Copycat Purple Drink at home!

So when my sister came back from berry picking with a ton of fresh blackberries, I knew I wanted to try to make the Purple Drink at home with fresh berries.

It’s much less sweet, but you can change that with how much simple syrup you add to it!

I used the Iced Passion Tea bags just to make the process a little easier.

I’m sure the regular Passion Tea would work as well.

Also! Drumrolllll please! The same sister that I keep mentioning is a student at SCAD currently and was wonderful enough to help me create my first full-fledged recipe video! I hope you enjoy!

Here's the easiest way to make the Starbucks Purple Drink at home!

Purple Drink Copycat

Yield: 1 drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Here's the easiest way to make the Starbucks Copycat Purple Drink at home!


  • 5 oz Iced Passion Tea
  • 2 oz Vanilla Soy Milk
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • Blackberries
  • Ice


  1. Step 1

    To make Passion Tea: Bring 32 oz water to a boil. Put Iced Passion Tea bag in a 64 oz pitcher and fill with boiling water. Let steep for 5-7 minutes and remove the tea bag. Fill remaining 32 oz with cold water and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.

  2. Step 2

    To make Simple Syrup: Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil. Add in 1/2 cup sugar and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.

  3. Step 3

    To make Purple Drink: Add ice to a cup and top with blackberries. Top with Passion Tea, Vanilla Soy Milk and Simple Syrup. Enjoy!

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Monday 25th of July 2022

If I may add a suggestion. The instructions for steeping the tea to add cold water at the end is for regular iced passion tea. If you just cool it without adding the cold water you will have a concentrate. Starbucks make it like that. When you are adding the soy milk to make the drink it is replacing that water so you get a more flavorful drink and that bright baby purple color.


Sunday 13th of September 2020

This looks fabulous!! I’m trying to watch my carbs. Do u have a recommendation for a sugar substitute for the simple syrup or do you think a couple of packets of sweetener will do the trick?


Monday 14th of September 2020

Thanks so much, Heather! Some sweetener should do the trick. I would recommend trying to dissolve it in some hot water first to make a lower carb version of the simple syrup.


Thursday 10th of September 2020

If you add enough of the simple syrup do you think it would taste he same?


Thursday 10th of September 2020

It might depends on how sweet you like it! You could start with the amount in the recipe and add a little and taste as you go to find an amount you like.


Thursday 19th of March 2020

What size is this?


Thursday 26th of March 2020

This is a 16 oz mason jar! The drink makes about 8 oz so I like adding lots of ice to keep it cold!


Sunday 24th of July 2016

Sounds yummy.


Sunday 24th of July 2016

I love it! Definitely recommend trying :)

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