Starbucks + Lady Gaga’s Drink Collaboration is Refreshing for a Good Cause

Starbucks has teamed with Lady Gaga and her Born This Way Foundation for the release of four new summer specialty drink. The Cups of Kindness collection features two new creations — Matcha Lemonade and Violet Drink — along with Pink Drink and Ombré just in time to cool down this summer.

The new Matcha Lemonade pairs Starbucks’ fine-ground Teavana matcha green tea with lemonade, shaken with ice. Pink Drink combines creamy coconut milk with the chain’s Strawberry Açaí Refresher.

Sweet blackberries and tart hibiscus blended with coconut milk comprise the Violet Drink. The new Ombré Pink Drink fuses Cool Lime Refresher with coconut milk and a splash of bright-red Teavana Iced Passion Tango Tea.

To kick off the promotion, Starbucks donated 25 cents for each Cups of Kindness drink sold from June 16 to 19 — with a minimum cap of $250,000 donation from the company to the Born This Way Foundation — meaning quenching one’s summer thirst never did so much good.