Starbucks is spookifying its menu, this time the festive frappuccinos are inspired by, you guessed it, Halloween. While the names are less than original, the Mr. and Mrs. Vampire Frappuccino and the Zombie Frappuccino sound fairly tasty. That is if you’re into sugary, frozen beverages with syrup mimicking blood.
Out of the three limited-edition drinks, only the Mr. and Mrs. Vampire Frappuccino are official. The Zombie Frappuccino, at time of writing, is not yet confirmed, but stores across the United States are already rolling out marketing literature touting the new drink.
The coffee chain often hosts seasonal guests, which tend to accumulate a big fanbase during their short stay. In the case of April’s Unicorn Frappuccino, an ungodly creation that contained passionfruit concentrate and 59 grams of sugar, the drink caused riots when ingredients ran out and resulted in the genesis of the green tea-based Dragon Frappuccino in its wake.
Here’s what you need to know about October’s drinks:
Mr. and Mrs. Vampire Frappuccino
These two drinks add a spooky strawberry-based twist to October’s festivities. Both drinks start with mocha sauce, then add whipped cream. In the case of Mr. Vampire, it’s then topped with chocolate-flavored cereal. For the Mrs. Vampire, Starbucks adds sweet vanilla. The two are both finished off with strawberry purée on the rim, with more whipped cream to finish.
And of course, the purée provides a bite mark effect in the foam:
If you’re concerned about what to drink it with, Starbucks Singapore reassures customers that the limited-run foodstuff “pairs well with everything but prolonged daylight.” Har har.
How do I get one?
Officially, the only way to get your hands on one of these marital drinks is to order it at a participating store. That covers locations in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Norway, and Sweden until October 31.
Unofficially, you can create your own using the above description as a guide. As we learned with the Dragon Frappuccino, baristas can concoct their own blended monsters using a little ingenuity, so you may be able to describe your way to a suitable replacement at your local Starbucks.
If you want to make it at home, the ingredients are relatively straightforward, particularly as Starbucks sells its own line of authentic goods.
This drink remains unofficial, but with photos circulating the web of official posters, it seems Starbucks is set to properly unveil the Zombie Frappuccino soon.
USA Today reports that the drink will contain green caramel apple powder, pink “brains” whipped cream and a “pink mocha drizzle.” If that appeals to you, there’s an easy way to get a hold of it.
If rumors are to be believed, locations in the United States will likely start selling the beverage on October 26, offering it until October 31.