“This house is yours. Ours. I had it built for us. When it looked like there was a chance for us, I bought the land and had it built. I couldn’t really be mayor, you can’t make jam. There are bedrooms for lots of kids. This was going to be you and me raising a family and growing old together in this house. It was supposed to be ours Liv, and I just wanted you to see it once, at least once before I sell it. I wanted you to see the dream.”—Fitz to Olivia in Vermont is for Lovers, Too (Scandal Ep. 308).
What is known is that [Scandal] episode #308 will be the first time a Black woman [Ava DuVernay] directs a prime-time network TV drama created by a Black woman [Shonda Rhimes] and starring a Black woman [Kerry Washington].
Starbucks’ Butterbeers will only be available during the next few months, as the coffee chain cuts off the flow of toffee nut syrup after the holiday season. Because they are monsters.
For a second I thought that they actually were putting Butterbeer on the menu and I lost my shit. It’s actually just a combo of ingredients that you can order but I still thought I’d share it on here as ESSENTIAL LIFE INFORMATION.
I had it at HP World and it was basically just cream soda with froth (and cold… isn’t Butterbeer supposed to be warm?) but I still really want to make it with actual beer. If I do I’ll post a recipe, but in the meantime here’s a pinterest board.
Friendly heads up, guys — please don’t order a “Butterbeer frappuccino” at Starbucks, because we don’t actually HAVE a secret menu. The baristas you talk to won’t have any idea how to make the drink you want! Write down the drink recipe (a grande syrup cream frap with 3 toffee nut and 3 caramel, with caramel drizzle on top), and order that instead so we know how to make it for you! <3
(This goes for all the nifty “secret menu” drinks you see floating around — remember the recipe, not the name! The same thing happened a lot this summer with the “cotton candy frappuccino.” People kept ordering that one, and it took my store ages to come to a consensus on how to make it!)
On the good news front, however, some stores DO keep toffee nut syrup year-round (same with peppermint!). Just ask if we have it!
IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION. Thank you Sbucks employee, you are kind!
I had Butterbeer today at Starbucks. IT. WAS. EVERYTHING!!!!