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We Tried The Starbucks “Pink Drink” And It Was Freakin’ Delicious

This is the song of the summer...for your tastebuds, at least.

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Hi! If you've ever visited a Starbucks, you're *PROBABLY* aware they have a "secret" menu that...isn't that secret. The newest addition is the #PinkDrink, which is...literally a pink drink that has been popping up ALL over Instagram, because it's fucking GORGEOUS.

How is it possible that a Starbucks beverage is better-looking than we are?
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How is it possible that a Starbucks beverage is better-looking than we are?

The summery drink is pretty straightforward: a Strawberry Acai Refresher that's made with coconut milk instead of water.

MIND. BLOWN.
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MIND. BLOWN.

But is the Pink Drink as delicious as it is good-looking? We knew there was only one way to find out...make the trek to the nearest Starbucks and order one for ourselves.

Our barista didn't know what the Pink Drink was when we ordered it at first, but she was happy to make it for us when we explained what it was. As an added bonus, we had a Purple Drink made that was a Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher made with coconut milk.
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Our barista didn't know what the Pink Drink was when we ordered it at first, but she was happy to make it for us when we explained what it was. As an added bonus, we had a Purple Drink made that was a Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher made with coconut milk.

Once we had our truly beautiful, delightful drinks, it was time to taste them...

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...AND IT WAS REALLY GOOD.

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Pink don't stink, apparently.

Here's what we thought of the "Pink Drink":

Casey: Let me tell you a little bit about myself: I love pink Starbursts, strawberry Pocky, and any creamy Japanese candy that I can find...SO THIS DRINK WAS MADE FOR ME. Not only do I love the color, but it was so yummy. It's definitely on the sweeter side of things, but, if you've ever had just a normal Strawberry Acai Refresher, the coconut milk version is WAY less sweet. I do have to say that, if I get this drink again (let's be honest, I probably will), I might ask the barista to cut the amount of "refresher" in half to make it less sweet.Sam: OK, I definitely preferred this over the other drink we tried. Not only does it LOOK amazing, but it tastes kind of like drinking a pink Starburst...and everyone knows that that's the best flavor of Starburst, hands down. I don't think I would order this every day, because it's fairly sweet, but goddamn did this tickle my tastebuds. Side note: I think this would taste amazing with vodka???
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Casey: Let me tell you a little bit about myself: I love pink Starbursts, strawberry Pocky, and any creamy Japanese candy that I can find...SO THIS DRINK WAS MADE FOR ME. Not only do I love the color, but it was so yummy. It's definitely on the sweeter side of things, but, if you've ever had just a normal Strawberry Acai Refresher, the coconut milk version is WAY less sweet. I do have to say that, if I get this drink again (let's be honest, I probably will), I might ask the barista to cut the amount of "refresher" in half to make it less sweet.

Sam: OK, I definitely preferred this over the other drink we tried. Not only does it LOOK amazing, but it tastes kind of like drinking a pink Starburst...and everyone knows that that's the best flavor of Starburst, hands down. I don't think I would order this every day, because it's fairly sweet, but goddamn did this tickle my tastebuds. Side note: I think this would taste amazing with vodka???

And here's what we thought of the "Purple Drink":

Casey: Meh. I'm happy we tried it, but the Pink Drink is the true winner here. I mean, who wants this murky purple color when you could have A GODDAMN PINK DRINK.Sam: Good, but not as good as the Pink Drink. Also, I don't think this photographs as well as the other drink does. Think of this as the Christina Aguilera to the Pink Drink's Britney Spears: not quite as good (but you'd settle for it) and definitely more tart.
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Casey: Meh. I'm happy we tried it, but the Pink Drink is the true winner here. I mean, who wants this murky purple color when you could have A GODDAMN PINK DRINK.

Sam: Good, but not as good as the Pink Drink. Also, I don't think this photographs as well as the other drink does. Think of this as the Christina Aguilera to the Pink Drink's Britney Spears: not quite as good (but you'd settle for it) and definitely more tart.

TL;DR: Pink Drink = YES, Purple Drink = Meh.

Macey J. Foronda

But if anything, YOU SHOULD ORDER THE DRINK FOR THE NECESSARY INSTAGRAM.

https://www.instagram.com/caseyrackham/

Do it for the 'gram.

Long live the Pink Drink.

(And Purple Drink, too.)
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(And Purple Drink, too.)

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