Unless you live under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of or seen a million Instagram photos of Starbucks’ new Unicorn Frappuccino. Given the swift popularity of this latest drank from Starbucks, it was only a matter of time before a boozy version of the Unicorn Frappuccino surfaced. And it looks like Captain Morgan is one of the first to throw their hat in the ring. Their boozy, pastel-hued concoction is called the Loco Unicorn. And based on the list of ingredients, it actually sounds pretty darn good. The Loco Unicorn is a Lushworthy combination of Captain Morgan LocoNut, coconut water, grenadine, and genuine curacao liqueur.
You can find the full recipe to Captain Morgan’s Loco Unicorn, below. Cheers!
6 oz. Coconut Water
2 oz. Captain Morgan LocoNut
0.25 oz. Grenadine
0.25 oz. Genuine Curacao Liqueur
Wet the rim of a 13 oz. highball glass with water and dip the glass in edible glitter to form a rim. Fill the glass with ice, and then add the coconut water and Captain Morgan LocoNut. Stir with a straw or spoon. Drizzle the Grenadine over the cocktail first so it sits at the bottom, and then drizzle the Curacao second, so it sits on the top.
Before you full blown lushes like myself get too excited, the alcohol being added to Starbucks‘ menu merely consists of beer and wine. That’s cool and all, but a small part of me got a little excited at the thought of sipping on a frappuccino spiked with vodka. I guess a girl can dream. Like I said it’s a pretty cool idea, but I really can’t picture myself wanting to sip on a glass of wine in Starbucks when there’s other more cooler places to get a drink. But if Starbucks had some unique menu offerings like spiked frappuccino or hot chocolate with rum then I’d definitely feel a little differently.
Starbucks plans on introducing their new beer and wine menu items at select locations in Southern California, Chicago, and Atlanta by the end of this year.
“As our customers transition from work to home, many are looking for a warm and inviting place to unwind and connect with the people they care about,” Clarice Turner, Starbucks’ senior vice president for U.S. operations, said in a statement. “We’re pleased with the response of our customers to the introduction of wine, beer and premium food at several of our stores in the Pacific Northwest, and we’re excited to see how the idea translates to other markets.”
Anyone have Turner’s contact info? I’d really love to talk to this lady about these Starbucks spiked frappuccino’s. We can even make a “Lushworthy Creation” out of it…whatever works.