Starbucks Reveals New 'Unicorn' Frappucino
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A unicorn is an imaginary animal that looks like a horse. It has one straight horn growing from the middle of its head. It is a magical beast, and thought to have special powers.
But does a unicorn drink coffee? If you ask the American coffee company Starbucks, the answer is yes.
But not just any coffee.
Beginning this week, Starbucks customers will see a "Unicorn Frappucino" drink on the menu. A "Frappucino" – or "Frap" for short -- is a kind of mixed Starbucks coffee drink that is served cold.
The Unicorn Frap will be on menus for five days.
So, what is it?
It is what a unicorn probably would order if it walked into a Starbucks, of course. It is very colorful, and looks and tastes nothing like coffee.
Unicorns are described in many ancient books. They were thought to be impossible to catch, which is why no one had ever seen one. And, in modern culture, unicorns appear in movies, animated television shows and in many children's toy stores.
These days, unicorns are often represented in a very colorful way. Their bodies may be white, but their tails or horns have many colors.
That may explain why the Unicorn Frappucino is so colorful and sweet.
On Facebook and Twitter, people are already talking about the drink.
Some commenters say the drink has actually already been available at Starbucks on a "secret" menu. You just had to know to ask for it.
For a short time, though, it will be on the public menu.
To make the Unicorn Frappucino, baristas start with one of Starbucks' normal creamy, cold non-coffee drinks. But then the colors come in.
The "baristas" use mango syrup, sour blue "drizzle" and whipped cream to create the drink. They put blue and pink powder on the top of the drink. The finished drink is blue and pink.
Some people on social media say they cannot wait to try the new creation.
But one person who has already tried it called it "a hot mess with a cute appearance."
And another person wrote that the drink is "offensive to unicorns."
The drink will be available in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
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2.social media 社交媒体
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3.ancient books 古籍
All these ancient books and paintings have been marked up.
4.special power 特殊权利；特殊能力
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1.For a short time, though, it will be on the public menu.
For a short time 临时的；短暂的
They only stayed for a short time.
It is extremely important to study for a short time every day.
2.It is very colorful, and looks and tastes nothing like coffee.
nothing like 一点也不像
It's nothing like what happened in the mid-Seventies
That sort of gain for Labour is nothing like good enough to win them the general election.
独角兽是一种外形如马的虚构动物 。头顶正中长有一支笔直的犄角 。它是一种神奇的动物，据说还拥有特殊能力 。
这周开始，顾客会发现星巴克的菜单上多了一款“独角兽星冰乐”的饮品 。“星冰乐”（Frap）是星巴克的一款混合咖啡冷饮 。
当然了，这是一款独角兽会点的星巴克饮品 。该饮品色彩缤纷，卖相和口味与咖啡相去甚远 。
独角兽在众多古典书籍中均有记载 。它难以捕获，至今无人可一睹真容 。在现代文化中，独角兽常出现在影片、动画片以及儿童玩具商店内 。
如今，独角兽常以色彩艳丽的形象出现 。其身体为白色，但是尾巴和犄角的颜色多种多样 。
一些评论家称，这款饮品其实早就开始在星巴克的“秘密”菜单上出售 。只是你并不知道它的存在 。
制作独角兽星冰乐时，咖啡师会先用普通的奶油状，非咖啡冷饮做基底 。之后再添加彩色食用剂 。
咖啡师还添加了芒果浆、酸味的蓝色“粉末”以及生奶油 。饮品的顶部撒上了蓝色和粉色的彩粉 。最后呈现出蓝粉相间的色彩 。