1 - 1 - Cherry Blossom FrappuccinoThe Starbucks blend masters at the Seattle headquarters have come up with an all-new Frappuccino for you to enjoy: The Cherry Blossom Frappuccino. (So named for the beautiful pink and green colors, reminiscent of cherry blossoms). Be sure to snag this Frappuccino the 15th – 20th of March.

Here’s how this drink is made:

  • First, the barista measures milk (whole milk is the default) to the first line of the cup, strawberry juice to the second line, and Classic Syrup. (Classic syrup is like a plain sugar water). It’s the same strawberry juice that is used for the Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino. The barista adds 2 pumps of Classic Syrup for a Tall size (12 ounces); 3 pumps for a Grande (16 ounces); and 4 pumps for the Venti size.
  • The milk-strawberry juice – syrup mixture gets poured into the blender.
  • As with every Frappuccino, next comes ice and a Frappuccino base. In this case, it’s the creme base, which does not have coffee in it. The base in a Frappuccino is a special Starbucks proprietary syrup that adds a touch of sweetness and helps the drink to not separate too quickly.
  • Next the beverage gets blended.
  • Before the Frappuccino gets poured into the customer’s cup, the barista will line the cup a couple of times with white-chocolate matcha drizzle, made special for this limited-time Frappuccino promotion.
  • Your drink will have a fun blend of pink and green in it (it’s nearly spring!) and will have a touch of a white mocha sauce flavor to it too. (There’s no coffee in this Frappuccino. White mocha describes a white chocolate flavor).
  • The Cherry Blossom Frappuccino gets finished with whipped cream and a few shakes of matcha powder atop the whipped cream!

Just a tip about this drink: if you order the Cherry Blossom Frappuccino a little heavy on the white-mocha-matcha drizzle, you’ll get a more green drink than pink in color.