Why Starbucks’ Newest Drinks Will Be Your Springtime Obsession
One tastes like Rolos, the other like a Cinnabon. Seriously.
There are countless ways you can customise your drink at Starbucks - but there may be even more than you think as the chain has a 'secret menu' allowing you to order exclusive creations.
Last summer, it was the secret rainbow-hued juice drinks, named the 'Pink Drink,' 'Purple Drink,' 'Orange Drink,' and 'Blue Drink', that drove Starbucks fans wild. And now secret menu insiders have revealed you can create stunning two-toned rainbow drinks by asking a barista to mix two of these juices together.
The newest secret menu discovery is: The Pink Purple Drink, and the Matcha Pink Drink - though the ingredients are only available in the US, currently. The Pink Purple Drink is made by mixing together the Pink Drink - a Strawberry Acai Refresher with coconut milk - before slowly pouring in the Purple Drink: passion Iced Tea, soy milk, and vanilla syrup topped with blackberries.
Not just that — but this week, the brand's adding two ombré ones to its official menu, starting on Tuesday, Feb. 28: One chocolate-caramel combo, and one with a sweet, cinnamon roll-esque flavor.
The first, Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato, made its debut as an iced drink last summer, but this spring, it's coming back with a hotter twist. Warm espresso shots are poured over coconut milk and white chocolate mocha sauce, then the whole thing's topped with caramel and a swirl of mocha. It's like melting a Rolo in a classic macchiato, only with denser foam on top. (And while Starbucks is promoting it warm, you can totally order it iced.)
The second drink is an Iced Cinnamon Almondmilk Macchiato, espresso poured over a mix of almond milk and cinnamon dolce syrup that's decked out with a caramel crosshatch and a sprinkle of — can you guess? — ground cinnamon. The almond milk makes it creamier and a little thicker than the typical iced drink, making it a strong alternative for Frappuccino lovers craving a lower-calorie, less sugary option.
They may not be as colorful as the rainbow drinks (which basically ruled everyone's Instagram feeds last summer), but there is one perk: Since they're official, you won't have to worry about memorizing exactly how they're made — or that your barista is silently cursing your name for ordering anything ridiculously complicated.
h/t | Brit.co
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