How to Make All of Starbucks' Secret Rainbow Drinks
Long is the history of Starbucks' "secret" drinks. The coffee giant won't go advertising these concoctions, of course, because they're often a pain in the ass for baristas to make -- but the latest round of off-menu drinks isn't skyrocketing in popularity because of elaborate ingredients. Nope. It's all about the color.
The Internet's recent thirst for Starbucks' "Purple Drink" and "Orange Drink" suggest that for as much as people want a solid cup of coffee, they also just like pretty things they can share on Instagram. And that's totally cool.
But purple and orange aren't the only colors you can have a barista whip up -- add blue, green, and pink drinks to the rainbow, and you've got yourself a ROYGBIV of thirst quenching. OK, it's really POGBV... which just rolls off the tongue!
Anyway, you can't just stroll into Sbux and expect every barista to know what's in every colorful drink. Instead, you'll need its recipe -- which you get right here! OK, after you scroll some more, and below a photo. But these are all the recipes you're gonna need.
Purple DrinkAsk for 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
Orange DrinkAsk for orange mango juice, two scoops of vanilla bean powder, and coconut milk, shaken with ice
Pink DrinkAsk for Strawberry Acai Refresher, but substitute soy milk or coconut milk for water
Green DrinkAsk for Black Tea with matcha and coconut milk
Blue DrinkAsk for Iced Passion Tango Tea with soy milk and vanilla syrup
Ryan Craggs is Thrillist's Senior News Editor. He doesn't really understand ordering non-coffee drinks at Starbucks, but whatever. Follow him @ryanrcraggs.