Some days are rougher than others. Starbucks is here to help make the rough days a little better by combining the two of the most popular bad day cures: booze and coffee. The home of the Pumpkin Spice Latte recently announced their first ever alcoholic drink, the Espresso Cloud IPA.
The Espresso Cloud IPA is a boozy treat that baristas make by shaking espresso over ice and pouring the foam on top of an IPA. The beer is served with the cold shaken shot of espresso. Pouring the espresso into the beer, according to the Starbucks blog 1912 Pike, "creates a tantalizing, layered waterfall of espresso and craft beer in the glass."
The beverage was invented by a particularly adorable Starbucks researcher and developer (in other words, a coffee wizard) named Justin, who talks about how the drink is made in this video.
Before you get too excited about having an excuse to drink early in the morning, the Espresso Cloud IPA is only available on the Starbucks evening menu at select locations across the U.S.
Sorry. You'll just have to wait for happy hour.