Starbucks Is Officially Releasing a Mermaid Frappuccino
But only at these select locations.
Every so often, Starbucks releases a colorful Frappuccino with allegedly mystical elements that more or less remind you that what you are drinking is, indeed, a glorified milkshake that is perfect Instagram material.
Months after Starbucks's wildly popular Unicorn Frappuccino sold out at locations across the U.S., more than 600 stores in Mexico are now selling a Mermaid Frappuccino.
The green melon creme drink, topped with blue vanilla whipped cream and blue and pink sprinkles, is inspired by the coffee giant's iconic logo of the “twin-tailed mermaid,” a spokesperson for Starbucks told Real Simple.
The colorful drink—like those that came before it—will only be available for a limited time.
It is still unclear whether Starbucks will expand the mermaid-inspired drink in other countries, or bring it to the U.S. But it seems unlikely, since some of the ingredients used to make the sweet drink are unavailable at U.S. locations, according to Starbucks.
In the weeks following the Unicorn Frappuccino craze in the U.S. last spring, Starbucks baristas took it upon themselves to develop other mystical drinks—including one that was dubbed the “Mermaid Frappuccino.” This drink featured a purple and green swirl made from vanilla bean, blended black berries, and matcha powder, but it wasn’t officially endorsed by the company.
Starbucks confirmed that the barista-inspired creation sold earlier this year at some locations in the U.S. is not the same as the official Frappuccino that’s currently for sale in Mexico.