Unicorns and dragons have got nothing on this new, monster Starbuck concoction! Starbucks and the incomparable mother monster herself, Lady Gaga, have teamed up to bring you some fun and delicious summer drinks all for a great cause.
Starting on July 13th, Starbuck will be selling a line of four different drinks as par of the Cups for Kindness campaign. The drinks come in four bright and bold colors and, twenty-five cents from each purchase goes to support Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.
The mission of the Born This Way Foundation is pretty amazing. According to their website, “Born This Way Foundation is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world. To achieve these goals, Born This Way Foundation leverages rigorous academic research and authentic partnerships in order to provide young people with kinder communities, improved mental health resources, and more positive environments – online and offline.”
Now, that’s a cause that we can all support, especially when it’s as easy as buying a delicious drink! The four colorful drinks up for sale are described below:
New Matcha Lemonade: This vibrant green drink is made with finely ground Teavana® matcha green tea, combined with crisp lemonade then shaken with ice to create a refreshingly sweet, delicious drink.
New Violet Drink: The sweet blackberries and tart hibiscus of Very Berry Hibiscus Starbucks Refreshers™ Beverage swirl together with creamy coconutmilk and ice, creating a refreshing (and violet-hued) sip.
Ombré Pink Drink: A refreshing beverage that combines light, fruity Cool Lime Starbucks Refreshers™ Beverage with cool, creamy coconutmilk and a splash of Teavana® Shaken Iced Passion Tango™ Tea and a lime wheel, for a bright burst of hibiscus notes.
Pink Drink: A light and refreshing beverage that features the sweet strawberry flavors of Strawberry Acai Refreshers with accents of passion fruit and acai combined with coconutmilk, and topped with a scoop of strawberries. Included in Cups of Kindness collection in United States only.
Gaga herself said she fell in love with the Matcha Lemonade. She also spoke out about this new partnership in an official statement by saying:
“We’re healthier and happier when we live our lives with compassion and our communities are stronger when we treat one another with generosity and respect. Born This Way Foundation and I are so excited to partner with Starbucks to help inspire positivity and love through the Cups of Kindness collection.”
Color us inspired! If you want to grab one of these deliciously beautiful, all for a good cause beverages, head on out to your nearest Starbucks and quickly! The special drinks will only be on sale until June 19th. Cheers!
A karaoke obsessed, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?).