Get ready for a happy hour that doesn't include witnessing your co-workers getting too drunk and revealing too much about their significant other's pesky bathroom habits. Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour is officially back for 2017, and it's going to be your favorite way to spend the late afternoon for the next two weeks. From May 5 to 14, everyone's favorite coffee chain will be selling half-priced Frappuccinos from 3-6 p.m. local time. Why? Well, Starbucks is trying to get everyone in the mood for the ice blend season.
We've had a pretty finicky start to spring — it's winter one day, it's summer the next — so Starbucks is encouraging everyone to get back into the Frappuccino groove with this short-lived but much-appreciated promotion. And what better way to kick off the iced drink season than with discounted treats?
Plus, you all know that the 3 to 6 p.m. drag is real. Whatever energy you had during the day is totally burnt off, and it's likely that around that time, you want to crawl into bed and Netflix your night away despite the fact that you've still got a few afternoon meetings and you still need to be productive — oh, and you can't possibly cancel on your dinner plans, again.
So, instead of crumbling, just go to Starbucks, get a super cheap drink and head back to the office feeling like you had a happy hour, with out any of the drunken drama that's associated with happy hours. This is the hangover-free happy hour. The one with zero consequences. The one that you won't be embarrassed about in the morning. The one that doesn't leave you foggy, rather, the one that leaves you feeling sharper than you did when you came in.
Even more exciting than the price though, is all of the new ice-blended drinks on the menu. Like, hello Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino, it is very, very nice to meet you! This new layered drink is made with extra-dark cocoa, mint sugar crystals, and whipped cream and seriously tastes like dessert. It is dark and sweet and fresh and delicious. And it's very in-line with the gothic food trends — a much needed reprieve from the neon colored drinks of the last few weeks. And, some old favorites are still around like S'mores, Green Tea, Cinnamon Chai, Vanilla Bean and Strawberries & Creme. The Frappuccino happy hour is the best time to try out some drinks you haven't been brave enough to give a chance before. While they're only half price, go nuts, try them all. Find a new favorite spring drink. It might change your life. Or just your drink order, whatever.
Mark your calendars, May 5 kicks off the nine day-long happy hour promotion at Starbucks, bring your friends, get nuts, enjoy not having a hangover.