Mythical drinks have been all the rage at Starbucks since the color- and flavor-changing Unicorn Frappuccino went super viral. Now there's another special drink making waves despite its unofficial status: the Mermaid Frappuccino. Those wondering how to order a Mermaid Frappuccino are in luck — simply follow the step-by-step instructions and you, too, can taste this decidedly off-the-menu creation. The magical concoction was created by barista Jocelyn Freeman, who also blogs at The Modern Barista — so, since it's not an official menu item, you might get some weird looks if you just walk up to your local Starbucks and say, "Yes, I would like a Tall Mermaid Frappuccino," please." Here's what to ask for instead.
Of the many visually appealing customizable Frappuccino trends debuting this spring just begging to be posted on Instagram, the Mermaid Frappuccino may be the tastiest. Tangy blackberries mixed with a Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino base give the drink plenty of ripe berry flavor. The sweet drizzle that gives the drink its two-toned appearance, made from matcha, white mocha sauce, and toasted coconut syrup, adds not only visual impact, but also a bit of a caffeine kick that will have you going back for sip after sip. Considering that the mythical fishtailed creature adorns their cups, it's about time Starbucks had their own addition to the mermaid food and drink trend, don't you think? It's the perfect "under the sea" themed drink to cool you down when temperatures spike.
This beverage takes time and care to create, so be sure to be extra nice when giving instructions to your local barista. Here's how to request a Mermaid Frappuccino and try the latest whimsical blended beverage:
1Swim Down To Your Neighborhood Starbucks
The Mermaid Frappuccino may not be an official Starbucks creation, but it is made with ingredients that all locations carry, so there is no need to miss the magic. You are probably already aware of the several Starbucks that are in a two block radius of you, but for additional navigation help use their location finder to pinpoint the closest Sbux to your current coordinates — then strap on that shimmering tail and get a move on!
2Make It A Grande
Jocelyn Freeman's recipe posted on Starbucks Melody gives directions and amounts for a Grande size Frapp. If 16 fluid ounces of magic are still not enough for you, I totally understand your pain; however, you'll have to make some guesses about how to adjust the recipe
3Create Your Frapp Base
To start, ask for a Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino base blended with three scoops of blackberries. As a shortcut, you can also tell the barista at the register that you are ordering the Pokeman Go Frappuccino, but without the raspberry syrup.
4Nicely Request The Drizzle
Ask if your barista would mind making you a drizzle with eight pumps of white mocha sauce, three of pumps toasted coconut syrup, and three scoops of matcha powder. If they're game for it, request that they swirl it in the bottom or around the sides of the cup before adding the Frappuccino mixture. If it's a busy day, though, your barista might be reluctant to undertake this time-intensive process; instead, you can ask for a sprinkle of matcha on top. Your otherworldly concoction will still be beautiful!
5Top The Drink With Whipped Cream
To complete the look, ask your barista to top the drink with a swirl of whipped cream. If you couldn't get the drizzle added (or, heck, even if you did), request that the whipped cream be dusted with matcha powder to give it the requisite sea green sparkle.