Ombré — it’s not just for hair! The two-tone look is now coming to your Starbucks drink, thanks to a secret update to the secret menu of Starbucks, which might be less of an official thing and more of a lot of people asking for the same kind of really elaborate drink combinations.
SECRET MENU ITEM?? The #PinkDrink is sooo 2016 ? 2017 is about 2-toned @starbucks drinks like the #MatchaPinkDrink ?? 3 parts traditional Pink Drink (Strawberry Acai Refresher with coconut milk) on top of 1 part matcha coconut milk on the rocks ? Do you know a cool Starbucks Secret Menu drink? Tell me about it ? #dailyfoodfeed ?: @dailyfoodfeed ?: @starbucks ?: dailyfoodfeed ? TAG A STARBUCKS ADDICT ?
So, if you want one of these creations, here’s hoping you get a barista willing to bear with you. Dubbed the Matcha Pink Drink, the new creation has a green base that slowly turns to pink as you go up. The drink is based on the rainbow drinks from last year — this one is a mix of one part matcha coconut milk and three parts Strawberry Acai Refresher with coconut milk. It sounds really sweet.
The new drink almost certainly didn’t come from the top — an intrepid Today reporter went out and tried to get one, but was met with shrugs by their local barista. She got a pink/purple variant of the drink anyway, because Starbucks employees are so well accustomed to orders out of left field, but the result was something not as Instagram-worthy (a high bar, it must be said).
Anyway, now that we’re really looking at this drink, we’re noticing some flavor logistics problems. Ombré might work for hair, but a pleasing shift in drink color means those flavors won’t actually be mixed together. If only someone had invented a solution to this problem.
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