Starbucks Gets ‘Swicy’ With New Chili-Spiced Beverages

The company announced its spicy lemonade refreshers and spicy cream cold foam.

April 16, 2024

Starbuck newest lineup of beverages combines sweet and spicy, the company announced. At Coachella, the beverage QSR announced its new Spicy Lemonade Refreshers, available in three flavors: pineapple, dragonfruit and strawberry and spiced with Starbucks’ proprietary chili powder blend. Additionally, Starbucks announced a spicy cream cold foam as well.

According to the company, the lineup is “inspired by the ‘swicy’ trend, which combines sweet and spicy flavors in all sorts of creative ways. The new spicy lemonade refreshers bring together the sweetness of a Starbucks Refreshers Beverage, the zest of lemonade and the heat of Starbucks Spicy Chili Powder Blend to create a deliciously refreshing sip with absolutely no chill.”

The drinks will be available at all Starbucks cafes for a “very limited time” this spring beginning today, April 16.

The lineup joins the sweet and spicy drinks made with hot honey that the company announced last month for Reserve stores in Chicago, New York and Seattle, reported Nation’s Restaurant News.

The full Starbucks lineup of Spicy Lemonade Refreshers:

  • Spicy dragonfruit: Sweet flavors of mango and exotic dragonfruit shaken with ice, real dragonfruit pieces, zesty lemonade and Starbucks Spicy Chili Powder Blend.
  • Spicy pineapple: Sweet flavors of pineapple and passionfruit shaken with ice, real pineapple pieces, zesty lemonade and Starbucks Spicy Chili Powder Blend.
  • Spicy strawberry: Sweet flavors of strawberry and açaí shaken with ice, real strawberry pieces, zesty lemonade and Starbucks Spicy Chili Powder Blend.

In addition, customers can customize their drinks with spicy cream cold foam.

C-stores released a number of LTO coffee flavors and items for the spring season, including 7-Eleven’s first flavored cold brew and the return of Wawa’s blueberry cobbler coffee.