As evidenced by the so-called "secret menu" full of insane Frappuccino flavors, Starbucks baristas will make you almost anything you want with the ingredients available to them. But thanks to Instagram, some of these bespoke beverages can quickly become social media sensations, and well, the latest one is called the "Purple Drink."
Although there isn't an official recipe for the drink (because it's not on the menu, duh), it seems like you can get it by ordering an iced Passion Tango tea with coconut or soy milk instead of water, vanilla syrup instead of classic syrup, and blackberries from the Very Berry Hibiscus Starbucks Refresher. This will probably result in a significant up-charge, but it'll be totally worth it for all the Instagram likes, right? Oh, and did we mention that it's freaking purple?!?
When asked about the violet beverage via email, a Starbucks spokesperson said the company is always thrilled when customers create all-new beverages that aren't on the menu. Just a few weeks ago, a "Pink Drink" similarly took over Instagram.