17 Starbucks Secret Menu Drinks That Only The Boldest Of Caffeinated Humans Can Handle — PHOTOS
I don't mean to disrespect Starbucks' menu, because you just shouldn't bite the hand that feeds you. Also, as a former Seattle resident, I feel like it is my obligation to defend Starbucks and any quality coffee product in general. That being said, even the glories that the Starbucks official menu has bestowed upon us leave a little wiggle room for improvement. This is where we creative and caffeinated humans really get a chance to shine: We already know that there are secret Starbucks drinks, but thanks to the Internet, we are discovering more secret Starbucks menu items every day.
Maybe secret is the wrong word. Although these ideas all hail from the Starbucks Secret Menu site, I might change the name to Starbucks If-You're-Ballsy-Enough-to-Ask-for-It Menu. I imagine a lot of this genius comes with being such a diehard fan of Starbucks that you have an innate knowledge of what kind of sugar syrups and flavor options are available to you. That, or some of these items are coming from the knowledgeable and daring baristas themselves. Either way, it's clear that these unsung heroes have the discerning taste palate and creative mastery that lends to drink creation in the first place.
There's a strong chance that you are content with whatever your No. 1 Starbucks pick happens to be, and you don't want to venture beyond the comfort of your familiar caffeinated pastures. But if you think you can handle shaking things up, here are a few drinks you can ask for, if you're willing to get specific:
1. The Coconut Lime Refresher
If you drink enough of them, maybe you'll summon spring! (And, you know, survive the work day.) Find the recipe here.
2. Raspberry Milk Tea
As adorable as it is delicious. Find the recipe here.
3. The Ariana Grande
According to the BuzzFeed worker who first ordered it, the Starbucks interpretation is actually pretty delicious. Find the recipe here.
4. Tropical Berry Swirl Frappuccino
With added coconut milk if you're feeling ~tropical~. Find the recipe here.
5. Sweet Tart Refresher
Drinking your candy is SO much more convenient, TBH. Find the recipe here.
6. The Dirty Valentine Frappuccino
It doesn't have to be anywhere near Valentine's Day for us to enjoy this chocolate strawberry gift from the gods. Find the recipe here.
7. The Seahawks Frappuccino
I'm not just adding this one because I'm a diehard Seahawks fan. I'm adding it because it looks freaking delicious. (REPRESENT.) Find the recipe here.
8. Honeycomb Frappuccino
Who knew something this delicious could be this simple to make? Find the recipe here.
9. Popeye Tea
This will leave you fully caffeinated for a mere 50 calories. Sign us all up. Find the recipe here.
10. Shirley Temple
If this isn't proof that there is magic in this world, then I don't know what is. Find the recipe here.
11. Warm Sugar Cookie
BRB, shedding a small tear for my wallet cuz I'm buying 100 of these. Find the recipe here.
12. Mudslide Chocolate Frappuccino
Any excuse for more chocolate is a good one. Find the recipe here.
13. Twix Frappuccinno
If this really exists then I don't understand what any of the other Starbucks drinks are playing at. This is the only one that matters. Find the recipe here.
14. Pink Starburst
The only starburst you truly want is finally being honored the way it deserves. Find the recipe here.
15. Butter Pecan Frappuccino
Why bother with ice cream when we have ice cream that KEEPS US WIRED?! Find the recipe here.
16. Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice
This is the most beautiful thing that has happened in my short Muggle life. Find the recipe here.
17. Banana Split Frappuccino
It tastes like banana! Which means it's healthy! Right? Find the recipe here.
If anybody needs me, I've taken residence under the counter of nearest Starbucks and am shotgun drinking all of these without regard for myself or any of the unsuspecting people around me. Wish me luck.