At certain times of the year, Starbucks Philippines just churns out new flavors and limited edition drinks. While we love them all, we’re still hoping one of these drinks from countries abroad would come to Manila so we can finally taste them! Hopefully, they could also be permanent additions to our menu. Time to take a break from that Caramel Frappuccino. Here are some drinks you can only get if you fly a few hours away from Manila:
The Pink Drink was the only drink I ordered from Starbucks in the US. At first, I didn’t want to get on the Pink Drink bandwagon because I thought it was just some crappy Instagram trend. I was wrong though. The Pink Drink was the most refreshing thing on that Starbucks menu and I had to get it in a Venti cup the next time around. The Pink Drink is your Strawberry Acai Refresher made with coconut milk instead of water.
Another addition to the “secret recipe rainbow drinks” is the Starbucks Purple Drink. While the Pink Drink is made out of strawberries, the purple drink is made from sweet blackberries and tart hibiscus also made with coconut milk instead of water.
I think you can see a pattern here already. I always think that the menu here in the Philippines is a bit too “heavy” being that most of our items are Frappuccinos and not healthy juices or sodas. I feel like there should be more variation in the beverage choices even if Starbucks is mainly a coffee place.
Anyway, this is Japan’s Shaken Watermelon and Passion Tea! They just released it a few weeks ago and it looks like the perfect treat for a hot (and humid) July here in the Philippines!
This drink from Korea is made out of a yogurt and mango infused sparkling beverage and served with mango bits at the bottom. When I was in Korea, I tried their sparkling coconut beverage (I forgot what it’s called and it’s not anywhere on the Internet, but I swear it’s real!) and I was pleasantly surprised. Unlike sodas where you can actually taste the tons of sugar in them, this one doesn’t feel so unhealthy! It’s actually a pretty good refresher after walking under the sun.
While we can feast on Frappuccinos until we all pass out, Starbucks should really be exporting their recipe for their Orange Cream Soda. Orange creamsicles abroad are to die for! They’re kind of like that twin orange popsicle you get in convenience stores here in Manila. Just imagine making a drink out of that! Pure nostalgia. Pure bliss.