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Starbucks Is Introducing 3 New Drinks to Its Summer Menu

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July 11, 2016 · 7.7k Views

Since even before the beginning of summer, Starbucks has been debuting new drinks for all of its loyal fans and in doing so, possibly even attracting new followers. First, we got a taste of their Nitro Cold Brew and Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, both of which we are big fans. Then we got excited for their Sunset Menu, filled with icy Granitas and sweet Trifles. Finally, we were mesmerized (still are!) by the most colorful drinks of them all, the Rainbow drinks. It's a lot to take in, but wait, there's more.

Three awesome new beverages just hit the menu - the Teavana Shaken Iced Berry Sangrai Herbal Tea, the Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato, and Affogato-style Frappuccinos (in vanilla bean, caramel, and mocha).  You can get them all at participating stores throughout the United States and Canada.

Liven up your summer with these new Starbucks drinks and some tasty classics. To beat the heat and the cost, visit our Starbucks coupon page for ways to save on your next refreshing beverage.


Teavana Shaken Iced Berry Sangria Herbal Tea

Source: Bustle

Starting July 12th, you can get this refreshing beverage to soothe the summer heat. According to Starbucks

The beverage starts with freshly brewed Teavana® Iced Passion Tango™ Tea – a blend of hibiscus, lemongrass and apple flavors – and Sangria syrup which contains a blend of peach, elderberry, blood orange and raspberry flavors. The tea is then hand-shaken with black berries, orange slices, apple juice, and ice for a refreshingly vibrant tea with a sweet and tart finish.

If you reside in the U.S. Sunbelt states (southern half of the U.S. and Hawaii), you can get a sparkling version made with the Fizzio machine!

Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato

Source: Fortune

Starbucks will be debuting their first ever iced espresso beverage with coconut milk on July 12th. This macchiato that offers a lighter alternative to regular milk is perfect for the summertime. Here's how Starbucks broke it down:

[The] Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato features espresso shots poured over chilled coconut milk and combined with a hint of white chocolate mocha sauce. The beverage is finished, or marked, with caramel sauce in a double crosshatch pattern and a swirl of mocha sauce to create five layers of espresso sweetness.

Affogato-style Frappuccinos available in Vanilla Bean, Caramel, and Mocha

Source: Starbucks

Starbucks' newest lines of Frappuccinos were inspired by the tasty Italian dessert, gelato affogato - Italian ice cream drizzled with a shot of espresso. It was the first to debut on July 7th, and it's truly a work of art.

For this beverage, a barista pours a shot of espresso over a finished Starbucks Frappuccino; the hot espresso mingles with the icy Frappuccino to create creamy pockets of coffee.

Have you tried the Affogato-inspired Frappuccinos yet? Or are you waiting for the tea and macchiato? Let us know in the comments below!


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