These Starbucks orders are getting out of hand. Long gone are the days of straight black coffees, lattes and espressos. Instead,聽it鈥檚 probably more common for baristas to get orders for Caramel Waffle Cone Frappuccinos聽or a Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew. And just in case you wanted to make your order a little MORE complicated, there鈥檚 also a whole secret menu you might not even know about. A few weeks ago the Internet practically exploded over the mysterious 鈥pink drink,鈥 and now there鈥檚 a similar beverage taking social media by storm. Introducing the PURPLE drink.


Considering I鈥檓 basically now an official Starbucks taste tester, I decided to give this one a go. You might remember that I also made my way to Starbucks in the midst of the pink drink craziness to attempt to order my own. I succeeded, but wasn鈥檛 such a fan of it. Basically, it tasted like an insanely sweet (not to mention expensive) cup of strawberry milk. So when I hit up Starbucks again this afternoon in search of the purple drink, I was sceptical.

For starters, it鈥檚 a secret menu item. So you have to know what鈥檚 in it. I went up to the barista and asked for a 鈥減assion iced tea with soy milk, vanilla syrup and blackberries.鈥 Sadly, they were out of berries at this particular location, but they were good with all the rest. After placing my custom order, the barista mentioned a few people have come in requesting this. He even said, 鈥淚鈥檓 into it but I like it with coconut milk.鈥 Noted, sir.


The color is definitely alluring. It鈥檚 a creamy, pastel sort of purple that鈥檚 almost more of a lavender. It also did come as a bit of a surprise, considering when the passion tea is mixed with water it鈥檚 much more of a pink hue.

I took my first sip expecting a mouthful of sugar, but to be honest, that wasn鈥檛 the case. It was sweet but not overwhelmingly so. It was creamy and fruity and tasted like something familiar I couldn鈥檛 quite put my finger on. Then I had a few more sips and realized what it was: a blueberry muffin. The purple drink tastes like a liquid version of a blueberry muffin.

When I tried the pink drink, I had a few sips and was then pretty over it, but with this one 鈥 I鈥檓 not ashamed to say 鈥 I finished the whole thing. And you know what? I might even order it again.

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Photography: Brittany Griffin