Published: Fri, March 08, 2019
Medicine | By Rogelio Lindsey

Starbucks collaborates with Ariana Grande on launch of Cloud Macchiato

Starbucks collaborates with Ariana Grande on launch of Cloud Macchiato

Starbucks is hoping customers will be on cloud nine with its latest beverage. The Starbucks team created a special recipe for its Cloud powder, using egg whites as a key ingredient to create a layer of "fluffy Cloud foam", Starbucks said in a news release.

The cloud macchiato comes in two flavors: caramel and cinnamon. Presumably you can order whatever size you like, but "grande" is probably recommended.

"We will also feature a playlist which includes Ariana Grande and some of her favourite songs from March 9th-15th". What's more, you get that classic Starbucks sizing, from Short to Tall to Venti to ... you guessed it, Grande, as in Ariana Grande, the blockbuster pop star who designed the drink!

The new Cloud Macchiato is described by Starbucks as 'whipped cold milk foam that has a light, fluffy and silky-smooth texture'.

On Monday, Starbucks hinted at the collaboration by tweeting some cryptic messages about finding out your "cloud name" along with a picture of a cloud with hidden messages that said "thank you, next".

"Grande, who recently became the most followed woman on Instagram and is now one of the world's biggest pop stars, announced her collaboration with Starbucks by declaring herself a "#starbucksambassador" and hanging out with her dogs on Twitter.

For the cloud macchiato, Starbucks drew inspiration from a Spanish drink known as leche merengada, or "merengue milk". In the photos she's having one of the iced beverages with shiny metal green straw with dogs around her.

The Cloud Macchiato is set to become part of Starbuck's permanent lineup.

Ariana Grande has sold millions of albums and sold out arenas around the world.

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