Starbucks x Lady Gaga Collab Brings Us Fun-Colored Drinks for a Good Cause

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NYC Food & Drink Editor
Updated: 12 June 2017
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We may have reached peak Rainbow Food, but these brightly-hued beverages are great for reasons beyond their Instagrammability.

Starbucks has partnered with Lady Gaga to create “Cups of Kindness” a line of four iced drinks, two of them newly created for this initiative. For each of these beverages you purchase at participating U.S. and Canada locations between June 13 and June 19, Starbucks will give 25 cents to the Born This Way Foundation, which supports youth wellness and empowerment.

The lineup of Cups of Kindness drinks
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The Cups of Kindness line includes:

Matcha Lemonade: Lady Gaga says she “instantly fell in love” with this brand-new drink, in which Teavana matcha green tea is shaken with lemonade.

Violet Drink: Another new beverage, in which blackberries and hibiscus combine with creamy coconut milk for a sweet and tart sip.

Ombré Pink Drink: Starbucks’ Lime Refreshers and a splash of Teavana Passion Tango iced tea mix with coconut milk and a lime wheel pack a tangy punch.

Pink Drink: Strawberry Acai Refreshers plus coconut milk, topped with a scoop of strawberries, makes for a light, sweet drink.

The two new drinks will linger on Starbucks’ menu beyond the end of the Cups of Kindness campaign. And unlike the coffee chain’s “Unicorn Frappuccino,” at which much online shade was thrown for the concoction’s sugary content, Starbucks has stated none of these four new flavors will contain more than 150 calories, even at a 16-oz “grande” size.

We’re all about drinking for a good cause—and if the bevvies look great on our Instagram feeds, too, all the better.

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