We Tried the New Starbucks Pink Ombré Drink and Here’s What We Honestly Thought

The newest Instagrammable drink from Starbucks is released on May 31 but we got a sneak peek

If you’re finding it hard to keep track of all the new, colorful drinks Starbucks is adding to the menu, you’re not alone.

Unicorn Frappuci-who?! It’s time to think pink for Starbucks’ newest viral Instashot in a cup: the Pink Ombré Drink (not to be confused with other similar offerings from Starbucks like the Pink Drink and the Matcha Pink Drink, which fades from green to pink).

The Pink Ombré Drink, made with pink drink (a strawberry açai beverage made with coconut milk from Starbucks’ Refreshers line) and topped with a splash of passion fruit tea, fades from pink to white in a pleasing color gradient that has already garnered plenty of social media buzz.

Joanna Fantozzi

Although the Ombré Pink Drink is not officially on the Starbucks summer menu until May 31, The Daily Meal staff got a sneak peek at the drink and here are our first impressions:

“This is ultra-sweet and overpowering… It tastes a bit better and kinda watered down when you blend it.”

“Reminds me of Crystal Light... like fake sugar and flavored tea.”

“Actually not too bad… It kinda tastes like that generic fruit punch you’d get at summer camp.”

“It reminds me of liquefied Dum-Dum lollipops.”

“It just tastes like creamy sweetened tea to me with coconut.”

“Not as offensive as the Unicorn drink, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to try it again.”


Check out more strange Starbucks creations in our Unusual Starbucks Frappuccino Flavors Around the World slideshow.