If you've been on Instagram lately, you may have noticed pictures of people holding a pretty pink drink in a Starbucks cup. Which obviously means everyone's favorite coffee spot has added yet another summer concoction to their "secret menu," sending everyone into a tailspin. Take a look:
Made with Starbucks' Strawberry Acai Refresher, the beverage has a tiny bit of caffeine thanks to some green coffee extract. Instead of water, it's mixed with coconut milk to add the shade of pink that makes it so Instagrammable. And let's not forget the chunks of fresh strawberries and blueberries that adds to its fruity flavor.
There isn't any official nutritional info available for the Pink Drink, since it isn't on Starbucks' mainstream menu. That said, we decided to do some digging to see if the beverage was any healthier than it's frappucino counterparts. A grande or 16 oz of Strawberry Acai Refresher is 90 calories and contains 20g of sugar. A 1/4 cup of Stabucks coconut milk is roughly 50 calories with an added 2g of sugar. That means a grande Pink Drink is approximately 140 calories with 22g of sugar. Not bad!
The drink release comes right on the heels of Starbucks' Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew and Nitro Cold Brew menu additions. Even though the Pink Drink may not be an official Starbucks beverage, people can't stop coming back for more. "I know someone who comes in every day just for this drink," a barista told People.
So what does it taste like? According to People, just like a pink Starburst. Sounds like we've found ourselves the perfect go-to beverage for summer.