This Mermaid-Themed Starbucks Frappuccino Was Only Available In Mexico

It's no secret that Starbucks fans love an impressive and photo-worthy secret menu drink. But rather than asking baristas to make really complicated orders that are off-menu, the chain finally decided to give the people what they want. And that came in the form of an official Mermaid Frappuccino, at least in Mexico, in 2017 (via The Daily Meal). At any one of the country's 600 locations, lucky visitors could order the exclusive drink — and, of course, take plenty of photos of it to make everyone else jealous.

Americans along with anyone else in the world that loves to torture baristas by ordering tedious secret menu drinks cannot, however, even order this off-menu. The drink uses very specific ingredients that are not available in other countries, but namely the U.S., according to Grub Street. Though some might think it was simply to spite Americans and their love for difficult orders, it seems it just wasn't meant to be.

What's inside the Mermaid Frappuccino

If you haven't already gotten a glimpse of the Mermaid Frappuccino, it's a delightfully colorful creation. The drink itself is a seafoam green color topped with blue, purple, and pink. But Starbucks fans are likely more curious about the flavor of the elusive drink itself. The base is made of a melon créme, which is then topped with blue whipped cream (via The Daily Meal). Not to mention, the press release from Starbucks at the time claimed that there were also "magical flavors from the sea" inside the cup too. To polish it all off, the blue whipped cream was sprinkled with blue and pink sugar and purple iridescent pearls (via Metro). All the drink is missing is a mermaid tail.

If you're wondering why Starbucks hasn't released a Mermaid Frappuccino before when the coffee chain's logo appears to be one, the reason might be because the logo is actually of a siren (via Starbucks). They like to explain the siren as a "super mermaid" because she has two tails instead of just one like a regular mermaid. So while the company granted one country access to a frappuccino inspired by a mythical creature, the brand has definitely thrown a little shade on the humble mermaid too.