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Starbucks' Pink Ombré drink is now on the official menu

UPDATE: Starbucks has announced that the Pink Ombré drink is now on the year-round menu in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The official ingredients include Cool Lime Starbucks Refreshers™ Beverage with coconut milk, a splash of Teavana® Shaken Iced Passion Tango™ Tea and a lime wheel. The Tall will cost you anywhere from $3.85 to $4.05 depending on location, but that stunning Instagram pic you get from it? Priceless.

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Gone, it seems, are the days of just ordering a regular coffee or tea. Now, Starbucks orders are in the same category as accessories as customers flaunt the latest pretty concoctions on Instagram.

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    A Cool Lime Refresher with coconut milk instead of water and a splash of passion tea on top, this drink sounds like a perfect match for a hot and sticky summer day. See more here.

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The coffee chain has really been on its Insta-worthy game recently with everything from secret rainbow drinks to the viral sensation Unicorn Frappuccino. Now, there’s a new secret menu item that’s got everyone buzzing, and some have even said it’s going to be the drink of the summer.

Say hello to the Pink Ombré drink.

There are a couple of variations of the drink on Instagram right now. The first is made with a Cool Lime Refresher topped with Passion Tea. The other is made with Pink Drink and Passion Tea.

For both variations, order a tall of the Refresher or Pink Drink in a grande cup, then layer it with the Passion Tea. Just remember not to shake it because then you won’t get the cool ombré effect.

Over time, the colors will eventually blend together and turn into a hot pink hue. But they’ll stay in layers at least long enough for you to snap a pretty pic and share it on social.

The consensus from customers is that it’s refreshing, sweet (but not too sweet) and pretty good. One customer said the one made with Pink Drink tasted like strawberries.

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The bottom line? It looks great on an Instagram feed. Bright, crisp and ready for summer!

Round two second try YAS! #pinkombre #starbucks #life #SLAY #drinks @adeledazeen

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According to a Starbucks' spokesperson, the company isn't sharing details about whether or not the drink will be added to the official menu, but they did say, "We are always looking to bring new and exciting coffee and tea beverages to our customers." Thanks for the intel, Starbucks.

This post was originally published on May 26, 2016.

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