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Starbucks’ New Magenta Dragon Drink Is This Summer’s Unicorn Frappuccino

Food + Drink
by Eben Diskin Jun 21, 2018

I don’t know about anyone else, but when I hold my drink up against a neutral background, I want to see an explosion of pink. Not just a little color — a full-fledged, unignorable blast of magenta. Is that so much to ask? Apparently not. Starbucks’ newest summer beverage, the “Dragon Drink Refresher” is a bright red drink. Customers can expect a tea-like beverage under 100 calories with a sweet, tropical flavor, and (gasp) no artificial sweeteners. Just red-fleshed, hand-shaken dragon fruit, mango, and water. If you really want to live on the edge, swap water out for coconut milk, which will make the drink both taste and look creamier.

Alicia Binion from Starbucks research and development noted in a press release that the drink is “bright and vivid…something you would want to take a picture of to share with friends.” Indeed, this drink seems tailor-made for Instagram.

The Dragon Drink is just the latest of Starbucks’ colorful, innovative beverages, which include the Strawberry Acai Refresher, the Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher, and the Pink Drink.

The Dragon Drink became available on Tuesday, June 19th, so you have the whole summer to snap that perfect pic.

H/T: Thrillist

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