12 More Drinks on Starbucks' "Secret Menu" Slideshow
January 24, 2012
Readers weigh in with their own customized creations
Calling it similar to "[an] alcoholic version of Kahlua/Jäger," Rebecca recommended the Widow Maker: Half iced black tea, half iced black coffee.
Commenter Heather Williams suggested a summer-only favorite, the Samoa Frappuccino. "It’s the mocha coconut Frappuccino with caramel drizzle. It’s a dead ringer for the Girl Scout Cookie! We used to make it in our café all the time!" She also recommends some other seasonal drinks: "Other good seasonal beverages are the Pumpkin Spice Chai and the Gingerbread Chai. Coconut Chai is also really, really good."
Thin Mint Frappuccino
Another drink that borrows its name and flavor from the Girl Scout Cookie repertoire is this creation, which, according to commenter Julie Adkins is made by blending the Tazo Green Tea Crème Frappuccino with chocolate syrup and java chips. According to her, it’s "heaven in a cup." We imagine adding a pump of peppermint syrup wouldn’t hurt the combination either.
"We do know a lot of these drinks and more," noted Annalise, a commenter and a self-described Starbucks barista. "Try a Snickers Frappuccino: Java Chip Frappuccino with two pumps of toffee nut and a caramel drizzle on top. It tastes just like a Snickers."
Banana Cream Pie Frappuccino
According to an anonymous The Daily Meal commenter, "At our store (licensed), my favorite drink is a Vanilla Bean [Crème Frappuccino] with vanilla [and] hazelnut [syrups], whipped cream, and a whole banana. But I am prepared to pay the $6 for a grande and I don't call it out or refer to it as a Banana Cream Pie, which is what it tastes like and the nickname it has acquired."
Apple Juice Orange Blossom
This combination of Tazo Orange Blossom Tea steeped in steamed apple juice (with no water), is what one anonymous The Daily Meal commenter calls "a perfect tasty tea alternative for us non-coffee drinkers."
The Grasshopper Frappuccino
Recommended by another The Daily Meal commenter who identified themselves as a barista, the Grasshopper Frappuccino consists of a Mocha Frappuccino blended with java chips and peppermint syrup. "It tastes like mint chip ice cream and is a personal favorite."
The Dirty Hippy
Prefer your Dirty Chai Tea Latte with soy milk instead of regular milk? According to one barista commenter, that's called a Dirty Hippy.
Marble Mocha Macchiato
Says an anonymous barista commenter, "The Marble Mocha Macchiato is a twist on the signature Caramel Macchiato. White mocha on the bottom with no whip, shot on the top and mocha drizzle."
Cookies & Cream Frappuccino
Per a commenter, this is a White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino blended with java chips and a dash of peppermint syrup.
Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino
According to commenter and Starbucks barista, Jonathan, this combination of Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino and cinnamon dolce syrup tastes just like the popular breakfast pastry.
Per a commenter, this creation involves adding "two shots to any white mocha, and add toffee nut [syrup] and caramel drizzle."