Starbucks's New Colorful Cold Brew Is Basically a "Caffeinated Lava Lamp"

Updated 02/22/18
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

Starbucks has never been a company to shy away from the outrageous and buzzworthy. First came the made-for-Instagram Unicorn Frappuccino and a secret menu full of colorful drinks, and now the coffee giant has upped its cold brew game. This spring, Starbucks will offer a new Butterfly Pea Lemonade Cold Brew that boasts brights swirls of blue and purple hues, according to a statement on its website.

The caffeinated beverage is made with butterfly pea flower tea, lemonade, and Starbucks cold brew coffee. These ingredients layer with one another to create a captivating combination of colors that mix and change together. Grub Street describes it as a "caffeinated lava lamp." Unfortunately, in order to experience this creation, you'll have to make a trek to Asia, where selected Starbucks locations will offer the drink for a limited time, while supplies last.

Along with the colorful cold brew, Starbucks is also unveiling a Macadamia Cocoa Cappuccino and the return of the Tahitian Vanilla Macchiato. If you don't find yourself in Asia this spring to try these new coffee concoctions, you'll surely be able to live vicariously through those who can via social media. Take a first look at the Butterfly Pea Lemonade Cold Brew below.

Courtesy of Starbucks

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