Starbucks Purple Drink Copycat Recipe

The original copycat recipe for the Starbucks Purple Drink.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Anna-Marie Walsh


For the Passion Fruit tea:

  • 5 cups filtered water for boiling
  • 6 Passion Fruit Tea Bags
  • 3 cups cold filtered water

For the Purple Drink:

  • 1/2 cup Passion Fruit iced tea, recipe below
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla Simple Syrup click here for recipe
  • 1 cup Soy Milk, *see note
  • 1/4 cup freeze dried blackberries
  • ice


Make the Passion Fruit tea:

  1. Boil 5 cups of water in a teapot on the stove. Steep 6 Passion Fruit tea bags for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea from the stove and pour into a serving pitcher. Add 3 cups of cold filtered water.
  3. *This will make 2 quarts of Passion Fruit tea.

To make the Purple Drink:

  1. Add ice to a tall cocktail shaker. **
  2. Pour 1/2 cup of the Passion Fruit tea over the ice, followed by the Vanilla Simple Syrup and the Soy Milk.
  3. Add half the blackberries to the shaker, add the lid and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Pour the shaken drink into a serving glass and top with the remaining blackberries.

Recipe Notes

*Some stores use coconut milk and some people say that it is the soymilk that makes the color more purple. Feel free to experiement and let me know if your drink turns out more purple. However, most comments I have read online claim that the soy milk is used more often.
**If you are not using a cocktail shaker, just add the ingredients to the serving glass and mix with the straw before the serving.