REVIEW: Starbucks Iced Golden Ginger Drink

Starbucks Iced Golden Ginger Drink

What is the Starbucks Iced Golden Ginger Drink?

Starbucks Iced Golden Ginger Drink pairs coconutmilk with a golden ginger blend, that includes turmeric, and a pineapple ginger syrup for a fruity iced beverage.

How is it?

Wow! This drink exceeded my expectations!

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First of all, the beautiful golden yellow color is sure to be seen on Instagram accounts everywhere.

At first sip, I got a nice flavor of ginger that lingered after, but in a good way. The pineapple came through later, which I think was due to needing to stir the drink a bit after the syrup settled. My husband and I both agreed that this tasted like the perfect virgin happy hour drink — fruity, creamy, and packs just enough of a punch.

What I love about this is that it wasn’t too sugary or sweet – it didn’t leave me feeling like I just had a sugar bomb. The coconutmilk also makes the Iced Golden Ginger Drink more filling, in my opinion, than a regular Starbucks Refreshers beverage.

Is there anything else you need to know?

Unlike Starbucks Refreshers, the Iced Golden Ginger Drink does not have any caffeine in it. So don’t expect it to give you that type of energy boost! But I love having an option if I feel like I’ve already caffeinated enough but still want to partake in an afternoon Starbucks run with my co-workers.


I love this drink and can’t wait to enjoy it even more as the weather warms up.

Purchased Price: $4.95
Size: Grande
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 140 calories, 5 grams of total fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 120 milligrams of sodium, 22 grams of total carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 19 grams of total sugars, 1 grams of protein and 0 milligrams of caffeine.

9 thoughts to “REVIEW: Starbucks Iced Golden Ginger Drink”

  1. I’ve finally try this new drink called “Golden Ginger Drink” at Starbuck. This drink is a joke, I can believe I’m paying $5.29 for this drink and it tasted like flavor Almond milk. No thanks StarBuck. Please do not come out crappy drink for such a ripped-off price.

  2. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a fan. I wanted to love it ;__; & I love all the flavors that this is supposed to be. It reminded me of a drink form of Trident – whatever the yellow and orange flavors are. Eck.

  3. I don’t know if the barista made my drink correctly? All I could taste was hot, hot GINGER. My throat was on fire throughout the next day…

  4. This drink is not good… Was so excited to try because I love turmeric and ginger; however, these flavors do NOT go with pineapple. They should have went in more of the direction that the chai tea is. Not pineapple… The first sip was okay… then the more I drank it the more I didn’t like it. Also, too sweet imo. If you want to try it, convince your friend to try it, and take a sip of theirs so you don’t waste your money lol

  5. Often it’s too hot! Burns your throat. I wish the baristas were consistent with the mix.

  6. I tried it on a road trip when most restrooms were closed due to covid. Found out the hard way that ginger is a laxative!!!! Terrible stomach cramps and the two step. Not ever again, folks!

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