Let me guess. Your go-to drink at Starbucks is usually a skinny latte, but when it's fall you treat yourself to the Pumpkin Spice Latte. You opt for an Iced Passion Tea Lemonade to cool you down in the spring and summer.
While those drinks are classics for a reason, don't you think it would be nice to switch things up every once in a while? The Starbucks Secret Menu is as good a place as any to start.
Now, of course, the Starbucks Secret Menu is not tangible. It's not like Howard Schultz keeps it locked away in a safe in an air-controlled room surrounded by Secret Starbucks agents or anything like that. But like, would any of us really be surprised if that turned out to be true?
No, the Starbucks Secret Menu is basically a term for all of the ingenious concoctions people come up with using the ingredients already in Starbucks' arsenal. To order off of Starbucks' Secret Menu, just tell your barista what to put in your drink, and you'll have a tasty and unique cup of joe that will make you feel like the most special Starbucks customer in the world. Here are 21 of the best recipes found on Starbucks Secret Menu to get you started.
1. Butterbeer Frappuccino
Take a trip to Hogsmeade with Starbucks' take on the famous Harry Potter drink that includes caramel syrup, toffee nut syrup and caramel drizzle with a Creme Frappuccino base.
2. Raspberry Cheesecake Latte
This rich, fruity and sweet drink upgrades your regular Starbucks latte with flan syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup, raspberry syrup and caramel whip.
3. Nutella Frappuccino
The Nutella Frappuccino basically equals life by putting mocha syrup, hazelnut syrup and whipped cream into your regular coffee Frappuccino.
4. Warm Sugar Cookie
With hazelnut syrup, vanilla syrup and raw sugar in white hot chocolate, the Warm Sugar Cookie tastes and smells like home.
5. Cha Cha Latte
Take your traditional green tea to the next level by adding regular chai, syrup or Oprah's Teavana chai tea to the Matcha Green Tea Latte.
6. S'mores Frappuccino
Cool down this campfire treat by adding cinnamon dolce syrup, toffee nut syrup and whipped cream to a Java Chip Frappuccino.
7. White Chocolate Cinnamon Chai Latte
It's criminal that chocolate and cinnamon isn't more of a thing. Add cinnamon dolce syrup, white mocha syrup and whipped cream to your Chai Latte, and you'll see what I mean.
8. Strawberry Lemonade Tea
Give your strawberry lemonade an earthy feel by adding black tea and blend.
9. Ariana Grande Frappuccino
"Ariana Grande" sure sounds like an actual Starbucks drink, so it's awesome to know that Starbucks baristas make this drink IRL. It includes mocha syrup, mocha chips, whipped cream and a caramel drizzle in a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with raspberry syrup all blended together. You've got one less problem now that this Starbucks drink is in your life (sorry).
10. S'mores Hot Chocolate
Chestnut praline syrup, whipped cream and a mocha drizzle in hot chocolate will warm you up and also warm your heart.
11. London Fog
Earl Grey tea with vanilla and caramel syrup is as classy as Starbucks Secret Menu drinks get.
12. Purple Rain Refresher
You'll never be Prince, but blending water/lemonade and raspberry syrup with a Cool Lime Refresher is the next best thing.
13. The Three C's
Mocha and caramel syrup in a Cinnamon Dolce Latte is the definition of decadence.
14. Cookies and Cream/Oreo Frappuccino
It doesn't get much better than white mocha sauce and chocolate or regular whipped cream blended with a Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino.
15. Fuzzy Peach Tea
Passion Iced Tea with half water and half orange mango puree and peach syrup puts a fruity twist on a favorite.
16. Lava Flow Refresher
With strawberry juice and classic syrup added to Iced Passion Tea Lemonade and then orange mango on top, you won't be able to decide if you want to drink the Lava Flow Refresher or just look at it.
17. The Undertow
If you're looking for a quick pick-me-up, look no further than The Undertow, made with your favorite syrup, a splash of milk and two shots of espresso.
18. Popeye Tea
Add matcha powder to your unsweetened Iced Green Tea and then blend to feel just as strong as this Sailor Man.
19. The Roasted Chestnut
Just because it's not Christmastime doesn't mean you can't enjoy The Roasted Chestnut made with toffee nut syrup, extra hazelnut syrup, white chocolate mocha syrup, spiced whipped cream and hazelnut drizzle added to a Hazelnut Macchiato.
20. Shirley Temple
Shirley Temples are great whether you're a kid or not. Blend Orange Mango Lemonade with a pump of raspberry syrup to get the Starbucks version.
21. Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato
Vanilla syrup and cinnamon dolce syrup added to an Iced Soy Caramel Macchiato will give you all the deliciousness of this beloved cookie in drink form.
Head over to Starbucks Secret Menu for even more covert coffee creations.
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