Now that the internet has (just barely) recovered from the earth-shaking, life-changing, viral frenzy that was the Unicorn Frappuccino, it’s time for a new mythical creature-inspired drink to emerge. And the creature Starbucks has chosen is actually the mascot featured on their label. That’s right; they’re coming out with an official Mermaid Frappuccino.
If you recall, in the hazy aftermath after the unicorn drink’s limited run was finished back in April, customers still craving colorful, magic drinks asked willing baristas to whip up some unofficial mermaid frapps.
This time, however, it’s the real deal, but, as with all too-good-to-be-true things, there is a catch. The official Mermaid Frappuccino is only available in the company’s Mexico locations. According to a Starbucks’ statement, “The ingredients used to make the Mermaid Frappuccino are not available in Starbucks stores in the US.” Womp womp.
So what’s in it? Well, it starts with a green melon crème base and is then topped with blue whipped cream, blue and pink sugar crystals, and shiny violet sugar pearls. The seriously Instaworthy beverage is available starting today, August 24, and will only be around for a week.
If you can’t make it to Mexico before supplies run out (which will probably happen pretty quickly, if past limited drinks are anything to go by), you could always try to tame your mermaid appetite with a pretty Mermaid Smoothie Bowl.
What do you think of the mermaid frappé? What drink do you want to see next? Tell us @BritandCo!
(Photos via Starbucks)