Here’s What We Know So Far About Red Bull Summer Edition

Another season, another new limited-time Red Bull flavor. Unlike my favorite Summer Edition to date (2021’s Dragonfruit, which was renamed Green Edition when it was made permanent in 2022), the flavor profile on this one is a lot more specific. Red Bull Summer Edition 2024 is supposed to taste like—drumroll please—“Curuba-Elderflower.” Before we get to what exactly that means, let’s cover when and where you’ll be able to find this new obscure flavor.

Per the energy drink newshounds over at STACK3D, this year’s Summer Edition will be available from May through October of 2024. While my knowledge of the seasons may be limited to Bath & Body Works inventing a new one every three weeks, I’m pretty sure summer isn’t usually six months long—not yet, anyway. At this time, there are no plans to release this Edition in a zero-sugar format. It’ll be sold anywhere you normally find Red Bull’s limited-edition flavors: groceries, gas stations, convenience stores, pretty much everywhere.

What is curuba? What is elderflower? Can they coexist!?

Curuba is a fruit commonly found in the Southern Hemisphere. Curuba is also known as banana passionfruit because, you guessed it, it tastes like a mix of banana and passionfruit. I guess “Banana Passionfruit Elderflower” was too wordy for a flavor name.

Elderflower is a little more common here in the United States, at least. Much like Curuba, it has a flavor that seems to only be described in comparison to other things. Elderflower is often described as floral, sweet, and…a little musky? It’s like Red Bull ran out of all the flavors we know and decided to just grab around blindly inside an international market’s produce section.

So, to summarize, this year’s Red Bull Summer Edition should taste something like a flowery, herby mix of banana and passionfruit. I have no idea how to combine all those concepts in my brain. Did you know Red Bull Japan names their flavors things like Mystic Magic, Groovy Fizz, and Ocean Blast? If we’re going to get incomprehensible flavor concepts from Red Bull, the least they could do is pick cool names that sound like Street Fighter attacks.


About the Author

Griffin Parker

Griffin Parker is a writer, award-winning charity auctioneer, and "influencer in the beverage space" according to a few PR agencies. Please do not ask him about the cotton candy business he started right out of high school. When he's not contributing to Sporked or running the @SodaSeekers news pages, you can find Griffin espousing the virtues of Dayton-style pizza, Cincinnati-style chili, and Dolly Parton's Fabulously Fudgy Brownie Mix.

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  • Okay, but the beach breeze summer edition was my favorite Red Bull flavor ever and every year I keep hoping they’ll bring it back :,). I also have seen this in stores already but didn’t try it yet. Also shout out to the pomegranate flavor they did a while back. It was another favorite.

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  • I want just Red Bull to bring back Red (Cranberry) and Orange (Tangerine).

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  • I just Red Bull to bring back Red (Cranberry) and Orange (Tangerine).

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  • Why is this so argumentative? So because this person doesn’t know what a Curuba or Elderflower is it means Red Bull got lazy and just grabbed at stuff and the flavor is “incomprehensible”? I came here specifically to learn what Red Bull was planning for the summer and I found a review that will keep me from visiting your site again in the future. Do better, hire people who can make a statement without being argumentative.

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  • On of my favorites

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  • On if my favorite

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  • fuck you- elderflower is not musky; it is sweet, fresh, and slightly herbaceous.

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    • The man don’t know much besides what grows in his backyard.

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  • BRING BACK CRANBERRY REDBULL!!

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    • Yes!!!

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    • That was one of the best redbull flavors a side from the juneberry! Which I can’t begin to say how happy I was when they made juneberry permanent but yes instead of odd ones like the peach cinnamon or whatever it is bring back cranberry!!! This one sounds too flowery. And as for the author I think the way you described it was pretty great.

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  • Just cause they’re things you’re unfamiliar with doesn’t make them “uncomprehensible”. That was a very pretentiously American way to summarize that. “If I don’t know it, it’s incomprehensible”. Very classy.

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    • straight from the Oxford dictionary…What is correct incomprehensible or uncomprehensible?
      Uncomprehensible means something that is difficult to understand or comprehend, while incomprehensible means something that is impossible to understand or comprehend. So he was spot on. Very pretentious Uk way to try and feel superior…

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  • Dragonfruit Red Bull is Disgusting

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    • Dragonfruit redbull is amazing peasant. You have no taste.

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      • No it’s disgusting 🤢

      • and Dragon fruit red bull taste like the pissed stained cutter of London