We've noticed how quickly the Starbucks' #PinkDrink and #PurpleDrink craze was blowing up on social media and we were curious how far we could stretch the colors in the colorful Rainbow Secret Menu. So, we visited a local Starbucks to see if we could find an unknown "secret menu" item to get our hands on.
We walked out of that Starbucks with a smile on our faces as store manager, Eric Olson, showed us one of his special creations, the #OrangeDrink, adding another color to the Starbucks secret menu color wheel.
Named not just after the flavor, but the surrounding area of Orange County in Southern California, as well, Olson broke down the recipe in order for baristas in all areas to recreate it on demand.
The Orange Drink consists of orange mango juice, two scoops of vanilla bean powder poured over ice and topped with coconut milk. It can be served shaken or fizzed.
As far as taste, it's arguably the best of the bunch, mimicking an Orange Bang, yet the carbonation brings out characteristics of the classic Orange Julius, a food-court favorite.
And Starbucks fans are already jumping in on the refreshing summer drink.
Whether shaken or fizzed the #OrangeDrink is the perfect citrus-flavored summertime refresher to go along with the wildly popular Pink Drink craze.
So, as Starbucks' not-so-secret menu continues to expand, we can't wait to see what other colors and flavors get mixed together in the warm months ahead.