Sure, you can walk into Starbucks and order something off of the menu like everyone else. Or you could get in the know and order something off the secret menu! We've broken down ten of the tastiest Starbucks secret menu drinks so you know exactly what to order.
1. Caramel Apple Frappuccino
For a delicious drink that tastes just like a candied apple, ask for your frappucino with apple juice instead of cream and add caramel and cinnamon dolce syrup. It's a sweet, caramelly treat that's also surprisingly refreshing (you can credit the apples for that).
2. Peach Ring Tea
If you're anything like us, you're pretty obsessed with those gummy candy peach rings. For a Starbucks Refresher that tastes like it could have come from a Haribo bag, order a mixture of half Valencia orange refresher and half passion tea with no water and add a 1-3 pumps of peach syrup.
3. S'mores Frappuccino
The appeal of s'mores can't be denied. The flavors of chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker mix together to create a delicious treat. While the Starbucks secret menu version won't guarantee you a campfire-side seat, it'll definitely cure your sweet tooth. Order a java chip frappuccino, or double chocolate chip if you want to skip the caffeine, and add half a pump each of toffee nut syrup and cinnamon dolce syrup. Blend whipped cream into the drink and ask for more on top, complete with cinnamon dolce sprinkles. Yum!
4. Nutella Latte
Nutella's delicious combination of chocolate and hazelnut makes for a fantastic addition to toast, bananas and desserts, but this Starbucks secret menu item takes the chocolaty spread to entirely new territory. Add a pump each of chocolate and hazelnut syrup to a Caffe Misto, drizzle with caramel and enjoy!
5. Mint Chocolate Chip Frappuccino
Indulge your sweet tooth in a major way with this creative take on the classic ice cream flavor. Start with a green tea frappuccino and add peppermint syrup and java chips until you've reached an ideal balance of mint and chocolate.
6. Raspberry Cheesecake Latte
Another Starbucks secret menu take on a classic dessert, the raspberry cheesecake latte is more than worth the complicated instructions. Start with a regular latte, then add three pumps of flan syrup and a pump and a half each of cinnamon dolce syrup and raspberry syrup. Top with caramel whip and flan drizzle for an indulgent frappuccino that tastes like a liquid combination of raspberries, cheesecake and graham cracker crust.
7. Mojito Refresher
For a refreshing mint and lime drink sans alcohol, ask for your Cool Lime Refresher with added classic and peppermint syrup. Blend it with ice and garnish with lime wheels for a classy drink you'd expect to see in a crowded bar, not a Starbucks cup.
8. Horchata Frappuccino
Horchata, the classic drink made from sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and rice milk, is a longstanding traditional favorite. Try a Starbucks twist on the refreshing milky drinks by adding cinnamon dolce syrup, vanilla syrup and chai to your chai creme frappuccino. Top with cinnamon and enjoy this version of the summer classic!
9. Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato
Snickerdoodles are everyone's favorite cookies, while a classic Caramel Macchiato is everyone's favorite Starbucks drink. So why not combine the two into a caramel snickerdoodle macchiato? Begin with an iced soy caramel macchiato, add vanilla and cinnamon dolce syrup and enjoy your dessert in a cup!
10. Strawberry Lemonade Tea
A caffeinated twist on everyone's summer favorite, strawberry lemonade tea starts with strawberry lemonade, but ask for equal parts black tea and lemonade and half the regular amount of strawberry. It's a drink that's refreshing and revitalizing and, unlike most of the drinks on this list, has just a hint of sweetness.
So what do you think, will you be ordering off the secret menu next time you visit Starbucks? What awesome Starbucks secret menu items did we miss? Let's hear it, and don't forget to thank your barista!