11 Totally Secret Starbucks Drinks You Need To Try
You know you want a Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato.
Whether you love or hate Starbucks, there’s no denying the mother of all coffee shops has some pretty delicious drinks on offer besides their standard cappuccinos, lattes, and Americanos.
I for one am a sucker for their Java Chip Frappucino, which in itself is more a dessert than a beverage and will therefore remain a naughty delight I treat myself to every now and then (just like this delish chocolate lava cake).
While Starbucks’ well-known ‘standard’ menu is enough to keep any coffee addict happy for years, there’s a secret menu that will make your usual Grande Skim Caramel Latte order seem boring and useless. That’s right, there’s an abundance of drinks you can order at Starbucks and you had no idea they even existed.
Now that you know, all that’s left to do is decide which of these 11 seemingly too-good-to-be-true concoctions to try first…
1. The Pink Drink
How to order it: Get the Strawberry Acai Refresher and ask for coconut milk instead of water. Have it topped with fresh berries.
2. Twix Frappucino
How to order it: Get a Caramel Frappucino, then ask for one pump of hazelnut syrup and added java chips, and have it blended with whipped cream.
3. Coconut Cream Pie Frappucino
How to order it: Get a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino made with coconut milk, add one pump of hazelnut syrup, one pump of toffee nut syrup, and ask for it to be topped with whipped cream.
4. Red Candy Apple Frappucino
How to order it: Mix three shots of apple juice with one-and-a-half pumps of raspberry syrup and two pumps of classic syrup, and have it blended with ice and topped with whipped cream
5. Sunset Refresher
How to order it: Order one third cool lime refresher, one third lemonade, and one third black tea and ice.
6. Chocolate Raspberry Frappucino
How to order it: Get a Vanilla Bean Frappucino, add raspberry syrup and java chips, and then ask for it to be topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.
7. Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato
How to order it: Get an Iced Soy Caramel Macchiato, upside down, and request vanilla syrup and cinnamon dolce syrup.
8. Apple Pie Frappucino
How to order it: Ask your server to fill to the first line with cream base, fill to second line with apple juice, and then add cinnamon dolce syrup and caramel syrup.
9. Mojito Refresher
How to order it: Get a Cool Lime Refresher, ask for added classic syrup and peppermint syrup and ice, and get it blended (optional strawberry syrup for a pretty hue).
10. Cotton Candy Frappucino
How to order it: Get a Vanilla Bean Frappucino and request added raspberry syrup.
11. Smores Hot Chocolate
How to order it: Order a hot chocolate and ask for three pumps of chestnut praline syrup to be added, and for it to be topped with marshmallows.
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