Sunday, April 30, 2017

Unicorn drinks and music for my readers' Sunday entertainment

Thanks to Kevin Robbins of Hometown, U.S.A., unicorns had a cameo in the comments to Trump's border wall is an environmental disaster, too, when he wrote "It's looking like the chances of the wall being built are about the same as unicorns making a comeback."

I changed the subject slightly with "Well, there are unicorn frappuccinos at Starbucks, but you're right. They aren't real unicorns."

Kevin played along.  "I saw a story about those. Baristas are distinctly not happy happy joy joy about making them."

I agreed. "So I've heard and read. Not only is it a lot of work, it's pretty sour."

We weren't kidding.  Business Insider reported Exhausted Starbucks baristas 'hate' the complicated-to-make unicorn drink that's taking over Instagram.  The article shows that making the drink is a lot of work, just as I gathered.  As for the customer reaction, The Capital Times on headline read Yeah, I Ate That: The Unicorn Frappuccino is made for Instagram, not taste buds and said of the reaction, "It’s a lot of fuss over a drink that looks like a My Little Pony fell in a tank of battery acid. In fact, one can’t help but wonder if the Unicorn Frappuccino was ever meant to be consumed, but rather photographed, posted on Instagram and then tossed away."  ZING!

Speaking of zingers, Jimmy Kimmel lampooned the whole phenomenon in NEW Starbucks F**k-it-Ccino .

Starbucks has released their latest caffeinated drink called the “Unicorn Frappuccino.” It has pink powder, mango syrup, sour blue drizzle and all sorts of other stuff. But if the Unicorn Frappuccino doesn’t strike your fancy, Starbucks has another new item specifically to suit our troubled times.
As George Takei would say, "Oh my."

That's not all.  Stephen Colbert had even more to say in Stephen Hate-Tastes Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino.

In the perfect world, unicorns would exist and Starbucks' unicorn frappuccinos would cease to.
Sorry, but this is not a perfect world.

Follow over the jump for more recycled comments along with the recipe for another unicorn drink recipe and some appropriate music.

I wasn't finished discussing unicorn drinks.  I finished my final comment with with "Honestly, the Unicorn Shots from Tipsy Bartender sound like they taste better and they have booze."  Here's the video and recipe.

1 oz. (30ml) Strawberry Vodka
1 oz. (30ml) White Chocolate Liqueur
1/2 oz. (15ml) Strawberry Liqueur
2 oz. (60ml) Strawberry Milk
Blue Frosting
Whipped Cream
Lucky Charms Marshmallows
Mini Marshmallows

1. Rim edge of shot glasses in blue frosting and sprinkles. Set aside.
2. In an ice filled glass combine liquors and strawberry milk and shake well.
3. Strain mix into shot glasses, top with whipped cream and garnish accordingly. Enjoy responsibly!
At least those will be as sweet as they look.

Finally, Infidel 753 dropped by Entertainment for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News to make it the most commented on entry of April.  Among his other observations and reactions, he wrote that "I did like the harp twins."  My response was "I'm glad you like the Harp Twins."  Since we both like them, it pleases me that they have just the performance for tonight's entry: MY LITTLE PONY medley (Harp Twins) Camille and Kennerly.

"My Little Pony Theme Song" and “Winter Wrap Up” from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Composed by Daniel Ingram.
That looks like the perfect music to drink either the Unicorn Frappuccino or Unicorn Shots by.

This wraps up April, but it doesn't finish the entertainment posts for this week.  Tomorrow is May Day.  I'm planning on another drum corps themed post, this time involving fake trees for the maypoles.  Thursday is Star Wars Day, Friday is Cinco De Mayo, and Saturday is Revenge of the Sixth.  I doubt I'll have much time for DOOM this week.


  1. Is Starbucks trying to tie Trump in approval? It hurts just looking at those things.

    1. You and I aren't their target audience for this. Most of them seem to love it, at least as long as it takes to snap a photo and upload it to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

  2. Purple coffee? How do they come up with ideas like this? Are they smoking their own blue powder topping at Starbucks executive meetings?

    a drink that looks like a My Little Pony fell in a tank of battery acid.

    That's probably how they make some of the ingredients.

    1. There actually isn't any coffee in this concoction. The Capitol Times/ review I linked to and quoted noted that.

      "The Unicorn Frappuccino ($4.99 for a grande) is a mango crème frappuccino (no coffee), so the overall flavor is like that of a weak tropical drink, with lots of cream and fruit flavor. But that blue ribbon is a danger zone, a mouth-scrunching sour equator that really knocks you back if you’re not expecting it. And you’re not, because nobody told you what a unicorn is supposed to taste like."

      As for who made the decision, it looks like an unholy collaboration between Starbucks' test kitchen and their marketing department.

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