How to Order Starbucks Secret Menu Drinks

Starbucks might have a colorful Frappuccino menu, but the flavors are not limited to what’s on the menu board. In fact, the coffee mecca has a secret drink menu. Starbucks fans across the globe can order creative concoctions like the “zombie” Frappuccino, “cherry blossom” Frappuccino, and the fan-favorite “unicorn” Frappuccino. That said, there are a handful of frappuccino flavors left off the official secret menu.

In addition to Starbucks-branded menu items, fans can create their own mixtures like the “oatmeal raisin cookie” Frappuccino, “Lucky Charms” Frappuccino, and “peanut butter cup” Frappuccino. But, ordering off the unofficial secret menu drinks can be trickier than the coffee house’s picks — especially if it’s a lesser-known flavor.

Find out how to order Starbucks secret menu drinks, ahead.

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino

Starbucks has a handful of official secret items like the Unicorn Frappuccino. | Starbucks

How to order Starbucks Secret Menu drinks

Before placing your order, be sure to know the drink’s recipe. Since Starbucks baristas aren’t trained in unofficial secret menu recipes, chances are they won’t know based on the name alone. To give more context, it might even help to pull up the recipe on your phone and show it to them. You can find secret menu recipes on websites like Starbucks Secret Menu.

Another thing to keep in mind is the base drink. Most of the unofficial secret menu items are spin-offs of classic Starbucks Frappuccinos. When ordering, let the barista know you want to customize a specific Frappuccino. Providing a base drink will not only make ordering less complicated, it will also make the barista’s job of making said order much easier.

After ordering the base drink, request the substitutions. For example, some of the Starbucks secret menu items call for milk instead of water. Once the changes are squared away, move onto the syrup and other additions. If the secret menu drink calls for an additional type of syrup, let the barista know. Also, be aware of any additional toppings — and be prepared to pay extra for them.

One of the most important things to keep in mind when ordering from Starbucks secret menu is simplicity. Instead of saying the name of the secret item, stick to the base drink, substitutions, and additions. That will not only make the ordering process faster, but it will also prevent confusion and help the barista understand what exactly you are asking for.

Here are some examples of popular Starbucks secret menu Frappuccinos, teas, and more:

Starbucks Cherry Blossom Frappuccino

Knowing how to order a Starbucks secret menu drink can save time and confusion. | Starbucks

Pink Drink

The Pink Drink is a popular menu item that many Starbucks baristas might already be familiar with. However, to avoid confusions, follow the base, substitutions, and additions rule. To order a Starbucks Pink Drink, say something along the lines of: “Can I get a Strawberry Acai Refresher with strawberries, blackberries, and coconut milk?”

Peach Ring Tea

If you love peach rings, the secret Peach Ring Tea is the drink for you. To order the specialty drink, say something like: “Can I get a half Passion Tea half Valencia Orange Refresher without water and 1-3 pumps of peach syrup?”

Cotton Candy Frappuccino

For a sweet treat, try the Cotton Candy Frappuccino. All you have to do is ask for a “Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with 1-2 addition pumps of raspberry syrup.”

Cookies and Cream Frappuccino

You can’t go wrong with a little cookies and cream. To order this fan-favorite secret menu item, say something along the lines of: “Can I order a Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino made with white mocha instead of regular mocha and topped with whipped cream and cookie crumbles?”

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