Starbucks Copycat Red Eye Drink

July 22, 2019

Hello blog friends.  

If you love Starbucks drinks than you are going to love this post.  👍 

Starbucks Copycat Red Eye Drink

Here at my house all three of us LOVE Starbucks drinks.

I am writing this post in honor of my husband.  He had the idea to make a Starbucks Red Eye drink at home.

I had never heard of a red-eye drink until he mentioned the drink to me.  This drink is so easy to make right at home and tastes great.

To start our day off I make a pot of coffee every morning using ground Starbucks coffee.  I usually buy a huge bag of it at Costco (whole beans and not ground).  

At Starbucks they will grind the bag of coffee for me for free!  When I do this I always treat myself to a cup of coffee.

Starbucks Hot Red Eye Drink


Starbucks Coffee and Espresso


Set up the coffee in your coffee machine as you usually do.  Now add one tablespoon of espresso to the coffee.  Add your water and put the machine on to brew.


Making the red eye drink this way is much easier than making regular coffee and a separate pot of espresso coffee.  You just make the coffee and espresso in the same pot.

You can also make this Starbucks Red Eye Drink as an iced or hot coffee.  Just let the pot of coffee cool off and add ice for an Iced Starbucks Red Eye Drink.  

NOTE:  For your information, a Starbucks Black Eye Drink is a regular coffee with two shots of espresso added.

Have you ever heard or tried a Red Eye drink?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

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  1. Yum! I cannnot wait to try this! Have the best day!

  2. This would get me way too juiced up, haha! But good for you for coming up with a copycat recipe you can make at home. And iced anything sounds good in this hot, hot weather. xo Deborah

  3. No, I’ve never tried this drink, Julie, but I’m glad that you figured out a way to make it at home. I think I’d enjoy it iced!

  4. Hi Julie, this drink is new to me. Thanks for sharing about it. Not sure if I can make it with my fancy coffee maker.

  5. Great idea! I think it may be just a little too much caffeine for me, but maybe just one shot of espresso. Keep cool!

  6. I make a cold coffee drink at home with a splash of milk and some sugar free chocolate sweetener. Sounds good right now! Hugs!

  7. I've never heard of a red eye or black eye drink! Thank you for sharing the trick to make it at home!! We grind our beans at Costco because Starbucks wouldn't do it for us. You're lucky they will for you!

  8. Julie,
    Sounds good but I will let you in on a little secret. I have never ever had a cup of coffee from Starbuck's ( there is one right down the road) or from a mini mart. I drink my coffee at home and not on the road....

  9. I am not a coffee drinker but love their teas. I but for you Starbucks coffee drinkers this is a good one. Hugs

  10. I've not heard the drink at all. It sounds good and STRONG! If I eat a big lunch I think I can handle it though lol!
    Ping X

  11. As an iced coffee sounds great for the summer. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

  12. I have never tried it, but when it comes to coffee I am a traditionalist and rarely venture into trying other types. Usually when I am abroad. At home my drug is Turkish coffee.

  13. I've never heard of a red or black eye drink but it sounds good. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

  14. That is a lot easier, and hurrah that you found a way to do it at home!

  15. Yum. I want this now.

  16. I love Starbucks but hate paying the prices so this will be perfect for me! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger's Pit Stop! This will be my feature for this week's party!

  17. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,442 and come back soon!
    Miz Helen