Ok, I'm just going to throw this out there. You haven't really lived until you go to this one spot in California—7706 Limonite Ave. in Riverside, to be exact.
Also called the Strawberry Niada, the Chupacabra drink—named after the urban legend—is made out of lemon juice, fresh strawberry chunks, strawberry syrup, tajin powder, chamoy sauce, tamarind sweets, and sour candy. Sounds like a heart attack, but truthfully, we're not complaining, like, at all.
Just look at this beauty.
We spoke to Swirl Fiesta's manager Rodolfo Rosario, who gave us all the scoop.
"The drink is originally a chamango de fresas, and it's been part of our menu since November 2016," he told VIX. "We decided to change the name to Chupacabra Drink after Starbucks came out with the Unicorn Frappuccino. It's like the opposite and looks like a bloody mary," he added.
The drink, which is basically a foodie's dream come true, sells for about $6 and according to Rosario, was actually part of the company's "secret menu" until recently. Now, let us school you on some things:
- Chamango: Is a Mexican treat—think raspado meets smoothie—that's sweet, sour, and spicy. It's been sold for years at street carts in Mexico.
- Chamoy: Is one of Mexico's most popular condiments made from pickled fruit. It's also salty, sweet, sour, and spiced with chiles.
- Chupacabra (Goat Sucker): Is a mythical monster believed to drink the blood of livestock, especially goats. It allegedly inhabits parts of Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the U.S.
Rosario, who was born in Mexico, expressed that a lot of people like the Chupacabra drink and it's one of the most popular items on the menu. Now, imagine drinking this with a side of that Hot Cheetos elote?
I know, scary good.
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