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Starbucks Secret Menu Items and How to Order Them Like a Pro

Off-the-wall and off-the-menu secret drinks
Starbucks secret menu items
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Zebra Mocha? Green Eye? Crunch Berry? Say what? You’ll never see these crazy concoctions on the menu at Starbucks, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. And really, considering there are 170,000 ways to customize your drink order, according to the company, it should come as no surprise that, just like at many fast food chains, there’s no shortage of secret items.

If you’re planning on ordering one of these concoctions, just remember that not all of their names are widely known, so you’ll need to tell your barista exactly how to make it — and be prepared to pay a little extra. Ready to rock? Make your next coffee run a fun one with guide to the Starbucks secret menu.

Affogato-Style Frappuccino

Affogato-Style Frappuccino

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This one probably classifies more as an in-the-know drink than a secret one. Order any Frappuccino "affogato-style" and you'll get a shot of hot espresso added to the top of your drink as opposed to having it blended in.

Baby Yoda Frappuccino

Baby Yoda Frappuccino
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“The Mandalorian” on Disney+ features Star Wars’ cutest character yet: Baby Yoda. The teensy green alien inspired a Frappuccino by the same name. To order, ask for a Matcha Green Tea Creme Frappuccino with caramel drizzle in the cup topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle and caramel ribbon crunch crunchies.

Bootleg Brûlée

Bootleg Brûlée

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To make the Bootleg Brûlée, order any white mocha drink (like the white mocha latte), plus two pumps of toffee nut syrup and caramel drizzle. This one tastes similar to creme brûlée and is very sweet.

Butterbeer Frappuccino

Butterbeer Frappuccino

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If you can’t make it to Hogsmeade for real Butterbeer, order a Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino made with whole milk, then add three pumps each of toffee nut and caramel syrup, whipped cream and a caramel drizzle.

Captain Crunch Frappuccino

Captain Crunch Frappuccino

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Get all the familiar flavors of this childhood favorite cereal by asking for one pump hazelnut, one and a half pumps toffee and one pump caramel syrup in a grande Strawberries & Cream Frappuccino. You can even add java chips for texture.

Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino

Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino

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This drink uses Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino as the base, with white chocolate sauce (one pump for a tall, two for grande, three for venti) and cinnamon dolce syrup (one pump for a tall, two for grande, three for venti) added, and it’s topped with cinnamon dolce powder. It tastes just like a cinnamon roll.

Dirty Hippie

Dirty Hippie
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Prefer your Dirty Chai Tea Latte with soy milk instead of regular milk? That’s apparently called a Dirty Hippie.

Fall-in-a-Cup Latte

Fall-in-a-Cup Latte

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There’s more than one way to get your autumnal fix at Starbucks, but this is definitely a seasonal ordering hack. Order a Pumpkin Spice Latte with caramel syrup (one and a half pumps for tall, two for grande, two and a half for venti). Then, add chai syrup (one pump for tall, one and a half for grande, two for venti) and top with whipped cream, pumpkin powder and caramel drizzle.

Fruity Pebbles Frappuccino

Fruity Pebbles Frappuccino

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You yabba-dabba don’t want to miss this one if you’re a Fruity Pebbles fan. Ask for a Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino with vanilla syrup (two pumps for tall, two and a half pumps for grande, three pumps for venti), raspberry syrup (half a pump for tall, one pump grande, one and a half pumps venti) and classic syrup (half a pump for tall, one pump grande, one and a half pumps venti). For even more fruit flavor, add a splash of orange mango juice.

Grasshopper Frappuccino

Grasshopper Frappuccino

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The Grasshopper Frappuccino is a Mocha Frappuccino blended with java chips and peppermint syrup (one pump for tall, two pumps grande, three pumps venti). It tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Green Eye

Green Eye
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A Red Eye is regular drip coffee with one extra shot of espresso and a Black Eye has two extra shots. Order a Green Eye and you’ll get a sure-to-jack-you-up three shots of espresso in your coffee.

Hot Butterbeer Latte

Hot Butterbeer Latte
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This drink uses steamed whole milk and then goes crazy from there. You’ll need to ask for a whole-milk steamer with caramel syrup (two pumps for Tall, three for Grande, four for Venti), toffee nut syrup (two for Tall, three for Grande, four for Venti), cinnamon dolce syrup (two for Tall, three for Grande, four for Venti), and finally add some whipped cream and salted caramel bits on top. (Note: Salted caramel bits are only available in the fall, according to a Starbucks spokesperson.)

Narwhal Frappuccino

Narwhal Frappuccino

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Majestic creatures and Starbucks seem to be made for each other (Unicorn or Mermaid Frappuccino, anyone?). Get the narwhal variety by asking for strawberry lemonade blended with vanilla bean powder. Top with whipped cream and a shake of green tea matcha powder.

Peach Citrus White Tea

Peach Citrus White Tea
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Unlike the majority of drinks on this list, this iced beverage is keto-friendly. For a tall, ask for an unsweetened Peach Citrus White Tea with a splash of heavy cream, two pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup, no water and light ice. Apparently it tastes so good that Instagrammer @danielleisinketosis thought her barista accidentally put real sugar in it, which is a big Keto no-no. “This drink is straight up AMAZING!!” she raved.

Purple Drink

Purple Drink

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You can now find Instagram-worthy drinks in every color of the rainbow at Starbucks (blue, orange, purple, pink and green). For the purple variety, ask for Teavana Iced Passion Tango tea made with soy milk instead of water. Then, add vanilla syrup and blackberries.

Short Drink

Short Drink
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The tall drink's smaller, less expensive younger brother. It’s just 8 ounces compared to tall, which holds 12 ounces.

Snickers Frappuccino

Snickers Frappuccino

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The Snickers Frappuccino is a Java Chip Frappuccino with toffee nut syrup (one pump for tall, two grande, three venti) and caramel drizzle on top. It tastes just like the candy bar.

Super Cream Frappuccino

Super Cream Frappuccino
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Like your drinks gluttonously creamy? For whatever Frappuccino you order, ask the barista to blend it with heavy cream instead of whole milk. It’s recommended that you get the Mocha Frappuccino “super creamed” because it’s nice and thick with a smoothie-like consistency.

Thin Mint Frappuccino

Thin Mint Frappuccino

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A drink that borrows its name and flavor from the Girl Scout cookie repertoire, the Thin Mint Frappuccino comes to life by blending the Matcha Green Tea Crème Frappuccino with mocha syrup (one pump for tall, two pumps grande, three pumps venti), peppermint syrup (one pump tall, one and a half pumps grande, two pumps venti) and java chips.

Three Cs

Three Cs

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The award for best alliteration in a Starbucks drink name goes to the Three Cs: A Cinnamon Dolce Latte with caramel (half pump for tall, one pump grande, one and a half pumps venti) and mocha (chocolate) syrup (half pump for tall, one pump grande, one and a half pumps venti).

Zebra Mocha Frappuccino

Zebra Mocha Frappuccino

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This drink combines equal parts white chocolate mocha and regular mocha Frappuccino. Top with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle and chocolaty chips.

Widowmaker

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