Ariana Grande is a tiny diva with a dash of sass, so naturally I'd expect a drink named after her to taste like money, fame, and sparkles. I was wrong. Very, very wrong. BuzzFeed thinks that Ariana Grande sounds like a Starbucks drink, so one BuzzFeed staffer ordered it at the coffee chain. The result was a "disco techno circus party" in the writer's mouth. I wanted a disco techno circus party in my mouth, so I headed over to my nearest Starbucks to see what they would whip up.
I'm not going to lie, ordering an Ariana Grande with conviction is really awkward. First my barista, Harpreet, looked at me like I was on heavy drugs. Then I tried to coax him into making the beverage for me. "You know, an Ariana Grande," I said. "You make me whatever you want. What, you've never heard of it?" The employees at Starbucks finally gave in and used some creativity to make me a concoction.
I thought I would get a to-go cup with cat ears and thigh-high boots on, but that wasn't the case. The resulting beverage looked pretty on the outside, but the taste was an overwhelming mix of chocolate, caramel, and god knows what else. I'm not sure if any coffee was even in there.
When you order the Ariana Grande, it's going to be different every time. BuzzFeed got a disco party and I OD'd on sugar, but what will you get? Let's start an Ariana Grande revolution. I'm sure the singer will be so pleased.