Fresh from Starbucks’s kitchens are new desserts and drinks. Say hello to the Strawberry Lamington and Pomegranate Peach Juice Frappucino:
Raspberry Mocha Frap (my signature drink), sample of the Pomegranate Peach Juice Frap with Tazo Tea, Strawberry Lamington
A Lamington is a cube of sponge cake or butter cake, coated with icing (traditionally chocolate) and rolled in dessicated coconut. It was first concocted in Australia in honor of Charles Cochrane-Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington, who served as Governor-General of Queensland from 1896 to 1901. The strawberry variety is said to be more common in New Zealand.
The Pomegranate Peach drink infused with Tazo Tea is, as advertised, tart and refreshing – a pleasant change from the usual coffee and milk.
Starbucks De La Rosa (Makati) serves these up with a smile and a cheery “hi”.