Special Starbucks Drinks That Are Popular Thanks To Instagram


1. Cherry Pie Frappuccino

Starbucks in Japan has taken garnishes to a whole new level with the limited edition American Cherry Pie Frappuccino that aims to recreate the experience of eating a classic diner cherry pie a la mode ― except this time.

The drink includes a bottom and top layer of cherry compote, a vanilla Frappuccino base studded with bite-sized pie pieces, whipped cream, and the pie crust domed top, of course. Breaking into the top with the straw is meant to recreate the experience of digging into a pie with a fork.

2. Unicorn Frappuccino

The Unicorn Frappuccino hit Instagram just as the colourful unicorn trend was booming and featured a sweet dusting of pink powder, blended into a crème Frappuccino with mango syrup and layered with a pleasantly sour blue drizzle. It is finished with vanilla whipped cream and a sprinkle of sweet pink and sour blue powder topping.

Like its mythical namesake, the Unicorn Frappuccino blended crème comes with a bit of a magic twist for all those who dare to try it. The new limited edition drink first starts as a vibrant purple beverage with swirls of blue has an overall sweet and fruity taste, but if you choose to give it a stir or two, its colour will soon change to pink, and the flavour evolves to tangy and tart. The more swirl, the more the beverage’s colour and flavours transform. Pretty magical, right?

3. Mermaid Frappuccino

The purple and green Mermaid Frappuccino was first made popular after the Unicorn Frappuccino craze hit social media and was originally created by Starbucks barista and blogger The Modern Barista, and is rumoured to feature a mostly vanilla bean base thats blended with blackberries and matcha powder.

While it resembles the Dragon Frappuccino, which is a Green Tea Frappuccino with vanilla-bean powder and berry cup swirls, the Mermaid Frappuccino actually has a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino base.

While the drink is no longer available, you can still order it if you are lucky enough to have a great barista. To order the drink, customers are recommended to ask for a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with three scoops of blackberry inclusions, and then ask to add a drizzle made with eight pumps of white mocha, three pumps of toasted coconut, and three scoops of matcha powder.

4. The Dragon Frappuccino

The Dragon Frappuccino was originally only offered by several stores upon running out of unicorn inspired ingredients for the unicorn Frappuccino, but quickly became a favourite amongst Starbucks regulars. The Dragon Frappuccino became a limited edition drink and is allegedly “a green tea frappuccino with vanilla bean powder and some berry cup swirl,” according to Instagram users, which seemingly gives the drink a green-and-purple-swirled appearance.

According to customers, the Dragon Frappuccino is more well-received and liked due to it being less sweet, less taste-bud-confusing than the trendy limited edition unicorn drink and can be recreated to this day with the help of a friendly barista.

5. S’mores Frappuccino

It’s no secret that s’mores is well-loved by almost any chocolate or marshmallow lover and the huge appeal of the s’mores flavoured Frappaccuno was one that can’t be denied. The flavours of chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker mix together created a new delicious treat for any Starbucks regular with a sweet tooth.

To try your luck at getting this (now) secret menu item, simply order a java chip Frappuccino, or double chocolate chip (if you’re not a big fan of caffeine), and add half a pump each of toffee nut syrup and cinnamon dolce syrup. Blend whipped cream into the drink and ask your friendly barista for more on top, complete with cinnamon dolce sprinkles. You’ll feel like you’re in front of a campfire in no time!

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