The Colorful Ombre Trend Has Come to Starbucks as a Secret Drink

The secret menu has expanded to include new mixed fruity drinks.

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.

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.

Via starbuckssecretmenu.net

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