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The famed Starbucks secret menu is essentially an oxymoron at this point — there is very little that’s “secret” about it. In other words, if you’re looking for Starbucks secret menu lattes to switch up your usual order, you have more than a few to choose from. So, follow me into this not-so-secret caffeine dream.
Let’s start with a little clarification: there is no official Starbucks secret menu. Yes, you read that correctly. Calling it a “menu” would imply that employees would be in on the secret, which isn’t always the case. Your Halloween-themed Frappuccinos and candy-inspired drinks are all merely off-menu concoctions, technically speaking. Hence why you can’t pull in to any Starbucks drive-thru, order an Oogie-Boogie Frapp, and expect the barista to say “yes, sure, coming right up” instead of “...are you okay?”
This isn’t to dissuade your coffee creativity altogether. Go ahead and add your extra pumps, your bizarre flavor combos, your requests for whipped cream at the bottom of your cup instead of the top. Just keep in mind that your barista is only human and can only make an off-the-menu/secret menu drink based on the specificity of your order. Here are 17 Starbucks secret menu lattes to try out the next time you need a pick-me-up. Please proceed with caffeinated caution.
The Nutella Latte dares to go where literally every drink should always go: into a tub of Nutella. Order a caffe misto, ask for an added pump of Mocha Syrup and Hazelnut Syrup, and top it off with a touch of caramel drizzle. Are you drooling already?
Gossip Girl Latte
The Gossip Girl Latte is the one and only source into the scandalous coffee orders of Manhattan's elite. Start with a Cinnamon Dolce latte. Instead of two pumps of the Cinnamon Dolce Syrup, ask for two pumps of Vanilla Syrup. Finally, replace the Cinnamon Dolce Sprinkles with Cinnamon Powder. Voila! A drink inspired by 2000s-era Upper East Side.
If you're looking to switch up your usual chai latte, the Chai Cookie Latte is what you seek. Start with a Chai Tea Latte. Then, ask for an extra pump of Chai Syrup and an added pump of hazelnut Syrup. Finally, add java chips and top with hazelnut syrup and Cinnamon Dolce sprinkles.
Harry Potter Hot Butterbeer Latte
Muggles and wizards alike can enjoy a Hot Butterbeer Latte. No complicated spells required. To a whole milk steamer, add a couple pumps each of caramel syrup, toffee nut syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup, and espresso if you want. Then, ask for whipped cream and salted caramel bits on top.
Chocolate Pumpkin Latte
As the name suggests, the Chocolate Pumpkin Latte is just a Pumpkin Spice Latte with a pump or two of mocha syrup. It's like chocolate chip pumpkin bread you can drink.
Passion Tea Latte
For a fruity twist on a Starbucks classic, try the Passion Tea Latte. Order an Iced Passion Tea made with soy milk instead of water. If you want a little extra sweetness, add a pump of vanilla syrup.
Cookie Butter Latte
If you want to take your love of cookie butter to the next level, the Cookie Butter Latte is for you. Order a soy latte with a pump each of white mocha sauce, toffee nut syrup, and cinnamon dolce syrup. Top it off with whipped cream and caramel drizzle and ta-da! Cookie butter you can drink.
Christmas In A Cup
The name Christmas in a Cup is quite the claim but this secret menu latte lives up to the sugary hype. Order a Cinnamon Dolce Latte, adding in a pump of white mocha syrup and a half-pump of peppermint syrup. Top it off with some whipped cream, call yourself Santa, and your good to go.
Don't forget the ultimate step of every secret menu order: thank your barista profusely and tip generously. Cheers to caffeinating!
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