Last year, the drink of the summer was the Starbucks Pink Drink. The Pink Drink led to the Purple Drink, then the Orange Drink, then the Green Drink. Now, this summer, Starbucks has gotten all fancy and introduced the OMBRE Pink Drink.
I was telling Mr. Beet about this crazy layered concoction and he said “Starbucks has a man drink?” No, no, no, not hombre…..ombre. I showed him all the ombre hair styles that has taken over Pinterest, but I don’t know…maybe Starbucks does need to produce an hombre drink, something blue, something manly.
Anyway……as a self-professed Starbucks addict, I couldn’t resist trying to make this ombre pink drink at home.
So let’s break this drink down – it’s a Cool Lime Refresher with Coconut Milk, layered with Passion Tango tea. As you can imagine, it’s fruity, though, in my opinion, it tastes a little diluted.
However, it is easier to recreate at home than one might think. The trick is to use a spoon. Use the backside of a spoon to layer the tea on top so it doesn’t automatically blend into the lime part. It’s an old bartending trick used to create layers in cocktails. Everyone loves a fancy crafted cocktail, right?
Interesting though, that Starbucks has called this the Ombre PINK drink as it really doesn’t entail the actual named Pink Drink at all. The Pink Drink on the Starbucks menu is the Strawberry Acai Refresher with coconut milk, where this ombre version doesn’t have any strawberry in it at all.
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My recipe makes enough for several ombre drinks. Frankly, just making the Cool Lime Refresher is a little bit of work and not worth making enough for just one glass. So make a BIG batch and share. Enjoy the copycat Starbucks Ombre Pink Drink.
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