The internet is a breeding ground for viral food items, from Morgenstern’s black ice cream to rainbow-colored foods. The latest Instagram-ready sensation is a new edition to Starbucks’s secret menu, which already includes bizarro items like the Cotton Candy Frappuccino and the Turtle Macchiatto.
Say hello to the “Pink Drink,” a hybrid of the coffee retailer’s popular Strawberry Açai Refresher, coconut milk, and fresh berries. After being spotted by FoodBeast, the drink has taken off on social media, thanks in part to its eye-popping color.
Another added benefit is that unlike Starbucks’s other secret offerings, which are mostly variations of the chain’s iconic Frappuccino, the “Pink Drink” is actually relatively healthy. And for those of you looking to remedy your groggy mornings, the “Pink Drink” provides a major caffeine boost thanks to the green coffee extract found in the original Refresher.
Though we have yet to taste the mythical beverage, a reporter over at People magazine has, and according to her, it tastes like pink Starburst—“light and refreshing.” She also noted that if you order a “Pink Drink,” the barista might play coy at first, but be persistent, because in all likelihood they know exactly what you’re referring to.
Make your own blended drinks with this Vitamix Blender, and let us know if you plan on ordering the "Pink Drink" this summer.