This Is What Happens When You Order An “Ariana Grande” From Starbucks

Spoiler alert: Starbucks DELIVERED.

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2. TBH, I don’t know much about Ariana Grande.

But I do know that her name sounds suspiciously like it could be a Starbucks drink. So I decided to go to my local Starbucks and order one to see what would happen. The results were delightful.

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After I asked very nicely, if they could — on the spot — create an “Ariana Grande” drink, thinking this question would lead to a very confusing conversation, my cashier didn’t miss a beat. Starbucks was on top of its game. The cashier yelled to a lovely barista named Amy, asking if she would create an Ariana Grande drink, and Amy was super excited to flex her creative coffee-making muscles. She shouted back she would make something…”young and playful” (not her exact words).

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Amy told me it would have “extra everything” because she thinks Ariana would want it that way. And she wasn’t kidding: It ended up being one of the most flavorful drinks I’ve ever tasted.

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I — and the other customers — watched in awe as Amy worked her magic, carefully topping off the drink with extra caramel.

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After the perfect amount of caramel (that Ariana would want) was dispensed on top, Amy had completed the masterpiece that is the Ariana Grande. The recipe is as follows:

The Ariana Grande

• Start with the base of a grande-sized “Cotton Candy Frappuccino” (which is a vanilla bean and raspberry Frappuccino from Starbucks’ secret menu).
• Add extra mocha syrup.
• Add extra mocha chips.
• Blend.
• Top with extra whipped cream.
• Finish with a generous caramel drizzle.

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The only question left to answer was how would it taste?

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There was only one thought that came to mind when I took the first sip — and it was that it tasted like there was a DISCO TECHNO CIRCUS PARTY IN MY MOUTH. After a few more sips I realized it also tasted like a melted raspberry chocolate truffle. It was both disgustingly sweet and delicious. I think Ariana Grande would definitely approve.

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Will Starbucks add the Ariana Grande to their secret menu? I don’t know, but I sure hope they do, because I would love to order it again.

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