Last summer, coffee lovers everywhere flipped out after Starbucks launched the Pink Drink and Purple Drink on their infamous Secret Menu. This year, they've taken things to a whole other level by combining the best of both worlds to create (you guessed it) the Pink and Purple Drink.
The eye-catching beverage is taking over Instagram thanks to its gorgeous, colorful hue. And while it's not on the company's official menu, it's pretty easy to ballpark its nutritional value based on the ingredients.
Secret Menu Item! Introducing a second 2-toned @starbucks: Pink Purple Drink as well as the Matcha Pink Drink! #drinktherainbow #pinkpurpledrink #matchapinkdrink Checkout my Snapchat : HungryHugh! : Matcha Pink Drink - 3 parts Strawberry Acai Refresher with Coconut Milk and 1 part Matcha Green Tea with Coconut Milk : Pink Purple Drink - 1 part Strawberry Acai Refresher with Coconut Milk and 1 part Passion Ice Tea with Soy Milk, Vanilla Syrup & Blackberries : @starbucks : Starbucks, 160061 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Be sure to ask your @starbucks barista to mix the first part in, add ice and slowly add the last part in for that cool ombre effect. This is 100% real. Thanks @dailyfoodfeed for the cool Match Pink Drink, which is legit! Always remember to tip your barista! These ombré drinks not only look cool as hell but taste freaking delicious!
According to food blogger @hungryhugh, the Pink and Purple Drink is made up of 1 part Strawberry Açaí Refresher (approx. 45 calories with 10g sugar) mixed with coconut milk (1/4 cup has roughly 20 calories and 2g sugar) and 1 part Teavana Shaken Iced Passion Tango Tea (roughly 40 calories and 10g sugar) with soy milk (1/4 cup has about 24 calories), Starbucks' original vanilla syrup (20 calories with 5g of sugar per pump) and blackberries.
That means a Grande Pink and Purple Drink has about 149 calories with 27 grams of sugar. Not bad! Remember, you can always knock off a few calories and sugar by opting out of the vanilla syrup.
Unfortunately, according to Cosmopolitan, baristas aren't the biggest fans of this Gram-worthy beverage, simply because of the time that it takes to create. Not only that, but you might also be forced to pay for two drinks since the recipe combines ingredients from two different beverages. #WorthIt.