Starbucks is known for its wide variety of delicious and refreshing drinks that cater to every taste bud. From classic favorites like the Peppermint Mocha and Mocha Frappuccino to unique creations like the Dragonfruit Shortcake Frappuccino and Samoa Cookie Frappuccino, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you prefer a hot beverage to cozy up with or an icy treat to cool you down, this article will explore the best drinks Starbucks has to offer, showcasing a wide range of flavors and options to satisfy your cravings. So grab your favorite mug or head to your nearest Starbucks, because a delightful adventure awaits your taste buds.
Frozen Green LemonadeStarbucks An oldie but a goodie! Don't mean to sound extra, but this classic beverage is undeniably one of the most revitalizing drinks known to humanity. So if you haven't had the pleasure, please go ahead and live your best life.
Peppermint MochaInstagram/starbucksWe are all aware that during the holiday season, Starbucks brings a variety of winter-themed lattes to its menu. Honestly, it's always a tough choice, except for this classic option. The combination of mint and cocoa flavors never disappoints.
Mango Dragonfruit RefreshmentInstagram/racheleudaleyDragonfruit is not your typical flavor option, and its uniqueness alone makes it an appealing choice. The addition of mango brings even more tropical flavors, making it a refreshing option without being as filling or heavy as a hot beverage.
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Honey Almond Milk Flat WhiteInstagram/starbucksThe combination of almond milk and espresso works wonderfully together, although if you are seeking a stronger honey flavor in every sip, this drink falls slightly short. Nonetheless, it provides a soul-warming experience.
London FogInstagram/starbucksHere's an interesting fact—the London Fog is a highly Canadian drink. And as you know, Canada never fails to impress. This coffee alternative is made with Earl Grey tea, providing the foaminess of a latte without the intense caffeine buzz.
Coconut Milk LatteStarbucksThis latte was introduced as part of a trio (alongside the Honey Almond Milk Flat White and the Oat Milk Honey Latte) last year, but it undoubtedly stands out among the three. It has a light and creamy texture and exudes a mildly tropical essence—a heart-warming delight.
Iced CoffeeInstagram/starbucksSometimes simplicity is the winning move, and in that case, iced coffee should be your go-to. With all the latest cold brews and nitro brews available, it may not be the most flavorful or potent cold coffee option, but it remains a timeless classic.
Mocha FrappuccinoInstagram/starbucksThe mocha Frappuccino might have been everyone's initial Starbucks go-to order. It brings back memories of going to the mall as a middle schooler—both regretful and nostalgic. It leans towards the sweeter side, making it less suitable for those seeking a more coffee-forward taste.
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Blonde RoastStarbucksA balanced option for those who require copious amounts of coffee every single day but want to avoid causing premature ulcers. It's lighter. It's milder. It's yum!
Matcha Green Tea LatteStarbucksA visually appealing way to feel like you're treating your body well. That's why this admittedly unexciting drink has endured for so long.
S'mores FrappuccinoThis Frappuccino, inspired by the classic s'mores treat, is well-regarded among Starbucks beverages. According to the menu, it captures the essence of the campfire snack with its marshmallow-infused whipped cream, milk chocolate sauce, and graham cracker crumble. As stated by Brand Eating, "it successfully encapsulates all the elements and flavors of s'mores," while Chatelaine describes it as the ultimate summer dessert beverage that perfectly satisfies with its cool and familiar flavors after a hot, lengthy day.
However, it doesn't boast the fan base of some of its Frappuccino counterparts. Several reasons could contribute to this. Critics, like Alex Rowe, claim that the coffee and chocolate flavors are not prominent enough. Reviewers on Chick Advisor criticize the high calorie count and cost of this Frappuccino. Even fans of the beverage have differing opinions on why they enjoy it—some love the whipped cream, while others despise it; some believe the chocolate is the highlight, while others think it's the weakest aspect.
There is no denying that the S'mores Frappuccino is a sweetly enticing concept. It's delightful to see Starbucks infusing nostalgic elements—typically found in drinks like the Peppermint Mocha—into their cold beverages, such as Frappuccinos. However, it falls short in terms of taste and recipe compared to other, more beloved Frappuccino choices. Nonetheless, it remains a fun alternative to plain old cold brews.
Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold BrewIf you enjoy the flavor of coffee but also appreciate a touch of sweetness, this drink is perfect for you. Marrying the boldness of cold brew with the creamy sweetness of vanilla sweet cream, you'll experience a powerful dose of caffeine that goes down smoothly. It's an ideal choice for coffee enthusiasts who aren't quite ready to embrace black coffee. As Delish puts it, “it packs all the punch of a good cold brew, but cuts the overt coffee flavor with the addition of vanilla sweet cream.”
Starbucks' menu is filled with complex drink options that boast lengthy ingredient lists, but sometimes, simplicity is key. When you crave something straightforward, opt for this tried-and-true beverage. "Coffee drinks that don't overwhelm your taste buds are always a pleasure," says Taste of Home. "Although the vanilla sweet cream cold brew drink may sound sophisticated, it's actually sweet and simple."
"It's incredible how a splash of Starbucks' sweet cream can elevate their regular cold brew. The sweetness cuts through the bitterness without overpowering it," adds Thrillist. "As an added bonus, it's quite fascinating to watch the cream swirl in the ultra-dark coffee."
Strawberry Acai RefreshmentStarbucksThis Refreshment offers a lighter take on the Pink Drink, making it the go-to summer indulgence year after year.
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Cold BrewStarbucksA classic choice that rightfully earns its high position on this list.
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Pumpkin Cream Cold BrewThe Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew came into the spotlight after the PSL paved the way. However, it's not as successful, as it tripped and fell asleep in a pumpkin patch.
This Starbucks drink mainly tastes like coffee with a slightly bitter pumpkin undertone. It wasn't my personal favorite, as the bitterness of the cold brew beverage was too pronounced for my liking.
Star DrinkThe Star Drink joined the Starbucks Refresher lineup relatively recently, making its debut in 2020. The addition of coconut milk gives this drink a creamier texture compared to its base, the Kiwi Starfruit Refresher. According to The Impulsive Buy, "it's much sweeter than the Violet Drink, Pink Drink, and even the Dragon Drink (all Starbucks Refresher flavors mixed with coconut milk)." Considering that the Starbucks Refreshers are known for their sweetness, this can be seen as excessive. A grande Star Drink contains 23 grams of sugar (via Starbucks), which is not surprising.
While the Star Drink does contain freeze-dried kiwi chunks, it deviates from its namesake fruit. In reality, the only fruit juice in the Kiwi Starfruit refresher base is white grape concentrate. Since the Star Drink isn't as advertised and doesn't match up to the tastiness of other Starbucks refreshers with coconut milk, such as the Dragon Drink or Pink Drink, it's best to skip it.
Pink DrinkThe renowned Pink Drink is one of Starbucks' most notorious items. Although it originated from the Starbucks secret menu, it quickly transitioned into the mainstream. Its visually stunning cotton candy color made it a hit on Instagram long before its rise to fame on TikTok. The Pink Drink was officially added to the menu in 2017, where it remains a popular choice.
This Starbucks concoction is simply their Strawberry Acai Refresher mixed with coconut milk and sliced strawberries. The result is a light, refreshing, and fruity beverage. Its flavor has been compared to that of a pink Starburst.
This is one of those Starbucks secret menu items that should remain a secret—coffee should never taste like candy. Furthermore, coconut milk isn't a staple in many other Starbucks drinks, and for good reason—it's not enjoyable. In 2021, you won't find many people adding coconut milk to their coffee for the taste alone (even those who are lactose intolerant). Despite its drawbacks, this colorful drink surpasses its Star and Dragon counterparts and stands out as a more popular and creative option compared to standard coffee drinks.
Hot ChocolateStarbucks' Hot Chocolate may not be the healthiest choice, but it is a comforting beverage that perfectly complements the holiday season. When the Peppermint Mocha feels a bit overwhelming and a regular Mocha doesn't hit the spot, the Hot Chocolate is an excellent alternative. It contains minimal caffeine (25 milligrams in a grande size), allowing for enjoyment even late in the day.
According to Taste of Home, it has a rich, bittersweet chocolate flavor and is enhanced by a dollop of whipped cream. Business Insider even named Starbucks' Hot Chocolate as the best among five major fast food chains that offer this beverage. Creaminess, richness, and the absence of artificial flavors contribute to its lofty ranking. A Chick Advisor reviewer reaffirms its allure, stating, "This hot chocolate is fabulous. Its creamy texture warms you up and fills you with comfort. The flavor is rich, and the whipped topping completes the experience."
Despite these positive attributes, Starbucks' Hot Chocolate falls in the lower half of the most popular Starbucks drink rankings. One reason is its limited appeal. It's most synonymous with the holiday season, making it the best time to savor this beverage. Additionally, it can be seen as one-dimensional. It's great for the winter, but a bit too predictable for the rest of the year. Moreover, it lacks the presence of coffee or tea.
Java Chip FrappuccinoNutritional info: 440 calories, 60 grams of sugar
It's like having a double chocolate chip cookie blended into a frozen coffee, which sounds delightful but doesn't translate as well in practice.
Irish Cream Cold BrewIt's easy to see the inspiration behind Starbucks' creation of this beverage. The Nitro Cold Brew's appearance is often compared to the iconic Guinness, the beloved Irish stout. Therefore, it's only natural for Starbucks to incorporate Irish flavors into another drink. The Irish Cream Cold Brew features the delightful sweetness of Irish cream, reminiscent of sipping on Baileys while enjoying a cup of coffee—minus the alcohol.
The Irish Cream Cold Brew made its debut as part of Starbucks' holiday menu in 2019. It consists of cold brew with two pumps of Irish cream syrup, Irish cream foam, and a sprinkle of cocoa powder, as stated by Starbucks. Compared to other seasonal offerings, it is less sweet and more subtle.
According to Thrillist, its uniqueness is its greatest strength: "The cold brew doesn't rely on nostalgia to taste good; it is inherently good—creamy and subtly sweet on top, while balanced and mildly bitter beneath the foamy cloud." This drink offers a neutral break from Starbucks' heavily sugared holiday menu and serves as a remarkable upgrade to a regular cold brew. However, it falls short of being the best holiday drink or the best cold brew, making it one of the weaker options among Starbucks' finest beverages.
Twisted White Cocoa MochaAs part of the Holiday beverage selection, the Twisted White Cocoa Mocha offers a delightful variation on a traditional favorite...with a twist. We're all familiar with the Peppermint Mocha, and Starbucks enthusiasts are well-acquainted with the White Cocoa Mocha. However, the Twisted White Cocoa Mocha takes it up a notch. The recipe calls for 2% milk (both foamed and steamed), two shots of espresso, four pumps of toasted white cocoa mocha sauce, topped with whipped cream sprinkled with festive decor.
You might assume that this would be the ultimate drink for critics of Starbucks to despise. But hear us out: this beverage is absolutely delicious and boasts all of the sweetness one desires in a sugary Christmas coffee drink. According to Elite Daily, it is reminiscent of "a delightful white cocoa fudge that my grandmother would prepare during the Christmas season." The only downside is that white chocolate has always been a polarizing taste. Moreover, it faces tough competition among holiday beverages.
Matcha Crème FrappuccinoThe Matcha Crème Frappuccino is an aesthetically pleasing cold beverage with a vibrant green hue. This drink consists of ice, milk, crème Frappuccino syrup, classic syrup, and a matcha tea blend (similar to the one utilized in Starbucks' green tea lattes). Each grande-sized serving contains 420 calories, 61 grams of sugar, and 70 milligrams of caffeine. Consequently, it is a notably potent Frappuccino in terms of caffeine content.
While this Frappuccino has its fair share of admirers who appreciate its photogenic appearance, traditional green tea enthusiasts may find it lacking in flavor. As described by Brand Eating, "Matcha possesses a distinctive and robust flavor that sets it apart from other green teas...the Green Tea Frappuccino tempers this intensity into mildness through the addition of milk and sugar." However, for those who are new to the matcha taste and prefer a milder yet sweet tea-based Frappuccino, this could be the ideal choice at Starbucks.
Honey Citrus Mint TeaSimilar to the Pink Drink, this is another menu item that originated from the secret selection and gained popularity through social media. Prior to 2017, it could only be ordered off the secret menu, as reported by Teen Vogue. However, its Instagram fame convinced the company to make it an official offering. Allegedly, a former Starbucks barista created the recipe, as mentioned by Thrillist. In the secret menu, it had the name "Medicine Ball," although Starbucks officially calls it Honey Citrus Mint Tea.
The official ingredients include Jade Citrus Mint green tea, Peach Tranquility herbal tea, steamed lemonade (yes, you read that correctly), and two pumps of honey blend syrup. Some individuals opt to add a pump of peppermint syrup. While not everyone is a fan, we appreciate the refreshing chill that it adds to the hot beverage. This drink is the perfect choice for those seeking a non-dairy tea option at Starbucks.
Pistachio LatteThe Pistachio Latte made its debut as part of Starbucks' Winter menu in 2021 and has returned the following year with an added layer of nuttiness due to the introduction of a brown butter topping. This hot beverage is comprised of espresso and steamed milk.
The combination works harmoniously. According to The Impulsive Buy, the pistachio sauce is particularly impressive, while Thrillist describes it as "a predominantly sweet drink with a subtly salty aftertaste due to the pistachio and brown butter combination." This beverage achieves the perfect balance of savory and sweet, embodying the essence of a latte with sophistication and success. It doesn't rely on flashy green colors to mimic the pistachio itself. Overall, it's definitely worth trying when in need of a hot beverage, although there are other seasonal lattes that offer a more exciting and delightful experience.
Chestnut Praline LatteNutritional info: 330 calories, 39 grams sugar
They have truly captured the essence of chestnut flavor in this beverage, with a finishing touch that hints at the almond flavor associated with praline. The holidays are encapsulated within this cup. Though the finish can become a bit saccharine and deduct a few points, the overall experience is enjoyable. It's a drink that one could imagine roasting over an open flame, but in a pleasant manner!
Apple Crisp MacchiatoIntroduced in August 2021 as part of the fall Starbucks menu, the Apple Crisp Macchiato serves dual purposes as both a coffee-based drink and a delectable dessert. Starbucks offers various macchiatos, which the chain defines as espresso shots topped with a small amount of foam and steamed milk (in equal proportions). From the description, one might assume it resembles a latte, but that's not the case. Macchiatos contain much less steamed milk and foam.
The grande size of this beverage consists of two shots of espresso, 2% milk, three pumps of apple brown sugar syrup, and a decorative crosshatch pattern on top made with spiced apple drizzle, as indicated in the official menu. This drink successfully encapsulates the essence of fall, delivering a sweet, flavorful, and nostalgic experience, providing a delightful twist from the beloved Caramel Macchiato.
Now, let's be clear: this may not be the absolute best fall beverage, but it undoubtedly reigns supreme in September and November. In the words of Taste of Home, "If you desire a fall drink that overwhelms your senses with the boldness of October, go for the PSL. But if you prefer a more understated autumn flavor, opt for an Apple Crisp Macchiato instead."
Iced Toasted Vanilla Oat Milk Shaken EspressoStarbucks unveiled the Iced Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso on March 1, 2022. Evidently, the company drew inspiration from the tremendous success of the Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso, another recent addition to the menu. It's still too early to predict its place in Starbucks history, but early adopters have already become ardent fans. According to Insider, "The richness you anticipate from the term 'toasted' complements the oat-milk flavor, lightened by the addition of vanilla." Furthermore, Foodsided notes that "it delivers a spring-like sensation with just the right amount of foam."
This drink has several commendable qualities. Its complexity surpasses that of classic beverages such as the Peppermint Mocha, while still remaining universally pleasing. However, it falls short of making it into the top five drinks. Regrettably, the toasted vanilla flavor doesn't quite match the excellence of the brown sugar. Additionally, it would have been preferable if it diverged further from its predecessor, the Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso. Why include two beverages on the menu that are so similar? Nonetheless, the overall outcome is quite satisfactory for Starbucks.
Pumpkin Spice LatteNutritional info: 390 calories, 50 grams of sugar
Feel free to poke fun, but there's a reason why the Pumpkin Spice Latte has become an iconic choice among ordinary beverages. Although it may occasionally lean toward being overly sweet (you can always request less syrup, like me), it remains a treat. The espresso perfectly complemented by the harmonious blend of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove in this latte.
Iced Caramel MacchiatoThe Iced Caramel Macchiato stands as one of Starbucks' most popular offerings due to its connection to the beloved caramel flavor. This drink has been a staple for 25 years and, according to Starbucks, ranks among the top six cold coffee selections offered by the company, suitable for year-round enjoyment.
Thanks to its high caffeine content, relatively low calorie count (compared to the seasonal drinks), and the inclusion of vanilla syrup, it has consistently remained a favorite. It is further adorned with a crisscross pattern of caramel drizzle, similar to the Apple Crisp and other Macchiatos offered by Starbucks. While undeniably commendable, it falls short of claiming the title for best beverage on the Starbucks menu. To make an Olympic analogy, it would earn a bronze medal—it is a top competitor, yet it will never secure the top spot. There is a lack of innovation combined with a desire for affirmation that makes it feel like Starbucks played it too safe. Nonetheless, this drink has proven to be a success for the company.
Salted Caramel Cream Cold BrewNutritional info: 220 calories, 24 grams of sugar
This beverage contains 330mg of sodium. Perhaps giving it the name SALTED Caramel Cream Cold Brew would increase awareness of the considerable amount of salt present in each sip.
Caffe MochaThink of this as a caffeinated version of hot cocoa that's hard to resist. When you've had your fill of lighter lattes and regular drip coffee, a mocha is a foolproof choice. If you can't make it to Starbucks, try whipping up a simple mocha at home. It's one of the top-ranked Starbucks imitations we recommend.
Vanilla LatteA vanilla latte is to coffee shops what chicken is to restaurants. In culinary terms, it's often said that if a restaurant includes a humble chicken dish on an otherwise sophisticated menu, that's a sign of an excellent chef. In the same way, if a coffee shop can perfect a vanilla latte, you can be sure that you've found a remarkable coffee shop. Fortunately, Starbucks does not disappoint with their expertly steamed, never overly sweet vanilla latte.
Iced Peach Green Tea LemonadeAmidst the extensive assortment of delightful coffee beverages, it's easy to overlook the fact that Starbucks also offers tea and lemonade concoctions. The iced peach green tea lemonade showcases a delightful fusion of both, ultimately becoming a game-changer on hot and humid days.
Iced Caffe LatteThis one is for the latte enthusiasts who prefer to savor the taste of coffee rather than have it overpowered by an array of syrups. The original recipe calls for regular milk, but feel free to request your preferred non-dairy alternative. The robust espresso strikes just the right balance with the milk, resulting in a satisfying beverage.
Dragon Drink RefresherDragon fruit might rank among the most peculiar fruits you'll ever consume, but it undeniably creates a fantastic Refresher. Combined with the sweet mango and creamy coconut milk, this drink offers a refreshing alternative to the standard options of lemonade or iced tea.
Mocha Cookie Crumble FrappuccinoStarbucks rarely opts for simplicity, and we can't complain about the additional indulgences found in this beverage. Each sip of this liquid confection surpasses the previous one, thanks to the layers of chocolate cookie crumble, mocha sauce, Frappuccino chips blended with coffee and milk, and vanilla-flavored whipped cream. Plus, don't forget the drizzle of mocha sauce and the crumbles of chocolate cookie atop the whipped cream. It's like having dessert in a cup.
Caramel Brulée FrappuccinoNutritional info: 400 calories, 58 grams sugar
When's the last time a caramel brulée was served cold for dessert? There's a reason it's known as a warm dessert—the caramel flavors truly shine when combined with hot ingredients. Personally, I prefer my coffee cold as well, but in this case, the caramel flavors don't do it for me. I'm generally not a fan of Starbucks' presentation of caramel flavors, although you'll see the hot caramel brulée latte on the list later. But in its hot form, it works! Unfortunately, it doesn't quite succeed in its cold rendition.
Classic Vanilla Bean FrappuccinoNutritional information: 380 calories, 52 grams of sugar
It's not terrible, it's just not noteworthy. Vanilla is simply vanilla.
Tropical Pineapple Passionfruit Starbucks Refreshers BeverageNutritional information: 100 calories, 19 grams of sugar
The flavor falls a bit flat, leaving an overly tangy aftertaste. However, the inclusion of pineapple chunks redeems it to some extent.
Caramel Ribbon Crunch FrappuccinoNutritional information: 470 calories, 60 grams of sugar
I have been vocal in expressing my disapproval of all things caramel at Starbucks. However, this drink manages to showcase caramel flavors in a decent way—the blend of vanilla whipped cream, coffee, and dark caramel sauce harmonize nicely. My one complaint is the lack of the promised "crunch" element. While there is definitely something atop the whipped cream, it falls short of the crunchy caramelized topping I envisioned.
Indulgent Strawberry Crème FrappuccinoNutritional information: 370 calories, 51 grams of sugar
Were you truly a middle schooler if you didn't spend your Saturdays guzzling down Strawberry Crème Frappuccinos at your local Starbucks? I don't think so. While it may have lost its "cool kid" factor over the years, it still tastes like a delightful strawberry milkshake, which is perfectly enjoyable in its own right.
Earl Grey Supreme Breakfast TeaNutritional information: 0 calories, 0 grams sugar
This is a bold, robust breakfast tea that demands the addition of milk to reach its full potential. Embrace your inner Benedict Cumberbatch and enjoy it with milk.
Rich Caramel Brulée LatteNutritional information: 410 calories, 49 grams sugar
Surprisingly, this latte boasts strong coffee flavors that transcend the usual overpowering caramel notes found in other Starbucks drinks. The combination of caramel and coffee is delightful, and the finish brings to mind the essence of a crème brulée. This one truly caught me off guard.
Decadent White Chocolate MochaI was filled with anticipation for this particular drink, but my expectations were too lofty. The coffee flavor is barely discernible, resulting in a beverage that tastes more like a sugary milk concoction with a hint of mocha. It's perfect if you're craving a sugar rush and can't seem to find your Pixie Stix.
The initial sip of the White Chocolate Mocha felt akin to biting into a slice of week-old chilled pizza. It should be delicious, as all the right components are present. However, the end result is a slightly unsettling sensation in your stomach, especially on a Wednesday morning.
Robust Dark Roast CoffeeNutritional information: 5 calories, 0 grams sugar
The specific roast varies throughout the year, but when I step into Starbucks, I usually crave something like a Mocha Frappuccino.
Smooth Medium Roast—Pike Place RoastNutritional information: 5 calories, 0 grams sugar
This roast is exclusively reserved for the Pike Place location. It happens to be my favorite among their various drip coffees (although they do offer pour-over in the afternoon at a nearby branch). Starbucks claims it possesses subtly rich flavors of cocoa and toasted nuts, which make me yearn for a piping hot Caffè Mocha.
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Exotic Dragon Drink Starbucks Refreshers BeverageNutritional information: 130 calories, 23 grams sugar
This visually intriguing drink appears to be something concocted from a hidden menu based on a color scheme inspired by Hello Kitty. Surprisingly, it offers a saccharine sweetness but with a remarkably pleasant mango and coconut milk finish. It leans more towards a robust mango profile, surpassing initial expectations based solely on its appearance. Perfect for mango enthusiasts and lovers of the vibrant Lilly Pulitzer aesthetic.
Elevating Matcha Tea LatteNutritional information: 240 calories, 32 grams sugar
Indulge in this soothing beverage that combines the earthy essence of green tea with the delightful sweetness of warm milk and a velvety foam layer. Once you experience it, you won't be able to resist. If you seek a respite from coffee and have an affinity for green tea, this is an absolute must-try.
Aromatic Cinnamon Dolce LatteNutritional information: 340 calories, 40 grams of sugar
The Cinnamon Dolce Latte holds a special place in my heart from my high school days. Walking through the halls with my overpriced Starbucks cup made me feel sophisticated, and the beverage itself was more than just a teenage status symbol. It remained (and still remains!) a genuinely enjoyable choice. It may not be groundbreaking, but it certainly isn't dull either.
Classic Caffè LatteNutritional information: 190 calories, 18 grams sugar
Steamed milk paired with espresso and topped with a delicate layer of foam—each sip offers a moment of pure bliss. The foam gently graces your upper lip, cradling it like a soft cushion as you savor the warmth of the espresso. It's surprising that I prefer this simple delight over some of the more flavored lattes Starbucks has to offer, considering my fondness for sugary treats. Yet, this understated beverage delivers in its simplicity.
Refreshing Iced LatteThis particular Starbucks drink represents the classic iced coffee with milk that can be found at any coffee shop. It's reliable, providing a sense of security in your coffee order. However, does it possess any unique qualities? Not quite.
You can customize it with your preferred type of milk, whether it's whole milk, almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, oat milk, or whatever latest nut milk trend is making waves. The drink does not come sweetened by default, but you may add a sweetener of your choice. It's essentially the reliable companion of drinks.
Iced AmericanoFor an Iced Americano, imagine ordering an Iced Latte but minus the milk. Without the creamy milk to mellow out the espresso, the flavor becomes more potent and bitter. It's the perfect wake-up call, just like we all are before our first sip of coffee.
Icy Hibiscus TeaThis elegant, caffeine-free pinkish-red Starbucks drink provides a refreshing and subtly fruity experience. It offers a pleasant sweetness that avoids overwhelming your senses. However, be cautious not to let it sit for too long, as the fruity flavors may become diluted, leaving you with tinted water. Nevertheless, it's still a step above La Croix.
Velvety Almondmilk Honey Flat WhiteDuring my inadvertent tasting experience, I encountered the "fancier" version of this coffee. The Starbucks location I visited had run out of honey syrup, so they used actual honey instead. It begs the question—why would a "honey" beverage utilize honey syrup when authentic honey is available? I'll ponder deeply while awaiting an answer to this existential crisis.
The drink itself was not unpleasant. It tasted like a blend of almond milk, honey, and coffee. Despite lacking a distinctive personality, it falls solidly in the middle of the ranking.
Nitro Cold Brew CoffeeI personally rate the Nitro Cold Brew a 1 out of 10. However, if you prefer coffee without milk or sugar, you'll likely give it an 8 out of 10. The cold brew boasts a luxuriously smooth texture on top, making it an excellent choice for those who prefer their coffee strong and unadulterated. Or for those in dire need of caffeine.
Delightful Purple Drink
- Simply order a Passion iced tea.
- Add soy milk, vanilla syrup, and an assortment of berries.
Cake Batter Frappuccino
- Order a Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino.
- Add 1 pump of hazelnut syrup.
- Request your barista to blend in 1 Starbucks Birthday Cake Pop.
Cookies & Cream Frappuccino
- Regularly order a Vanilla Bean Crème Starbucks Frappuccino (from the standard menu, not the Starbucks secret menu).
- Add white mocha syrup (2 pumps for a venti, 1½ for a grande, and 1 pump for tall).
- Incorporate blackberries for an added twist.
Cotton Candy Frappuccino
- Order a Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino.
- Mix in 1–2 extra pumps of raspberry syrup.
Indulgent Grasshopper Frappuccino
- Order a Mocha Frappuccino.
- Include java chips and 1–2 pumps of peppermint syrup.
Decadent Chocolate Dalmatian
- Order a Hot White Chocolate Mocha.
- Add java chips and chocolate chips for an added touch.
Raspberry Caramel Macchiato
- Order a Caramel Macchiato.
- Replace vanilla syrup with raspberry syrup.
- Order a Caffe Misto.
- Incorporate 1 pump of Starbucks' secret weapon—chocolate syrup and hazelnut syrup.
- Top it off with a caramel drizzle.
Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino
- Order a Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino.
- Add 2–3 pumps of mocha syrup and 1–2 pumps of hazelnut syrup.
- Finish with a hazelnut drizzle.
Peach Ring Tea
- Order a mixture of half Valencia Orange Refresher and half Passion Tea.
- Specify no water.
- Infuse the beverage with peach syrup (6 pumps for trenta, 5 pumps for a venti, 3 pumps for a grande, and 2 pumps for tall).
Tempting Red Velvet Frappuccino
- Order half a White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino and half a Regular Mocha Frappuccino.
- Incorporate 2 pumps of raspberry syrup.
- Finish with a generous dollop of whipped cream.
Warm Butterbeer Latte
- Order a whole-milk steamer.
- Add 2–4 pumps each of caramel syrup, toffee-nut syrup, and cinnamon dolce syrup.
- Top it off with whipped cream and salted caramel bits.
- Optional: Add shots of espresso for an added kick.
- Order a Caramel Frappuccino.
- Add 1–2 pumps each of caramel syrup and hazelnut syrup.
- Incorporate java chips for a delightful crunch.
- Drizzle the beverage with caramel and mocha.
- Order a Passion Iced Tea.
- Incorporate vanilla syrup and soy milk.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Frappuccino
- Order a White Mocha Frappuccino.
- Add 1 pump each of cinnamon dolce syrup and hazelnut syrup.
- Request a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top.
Enchanting Mermaid Frappuccino
- Order a Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino.
- Instruct your barista to line the cup with a beautiful blend of green drizzle (combining white mocha sauce, toasted coconut syrup, and matcha powder) both at the bottom and on top of the drink.
- Finish with a flourish of whipped cream and additional drizzle or matcha powder.
Honey Nut Macchiato
- Order a Caramel Macchiato.
- Add chestnut praline syrup for a unique twist.
- Finish it off with a touch of honey.
Raspberry Mocha Eggnog
- Order an Iced White Mocha.
- Substitute the regular milk with rich eggnog.
- Incorporate raspberry syrup (1 pump for a tall, 2 pumps for a grande, and 3 pumps for venti).
Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino
- Order a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino.
- Add 2 or more pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup for a delectable cinnamon roll experience.
Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino
- Order a White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino.
- Incorporate raspberry syrup (1–1½ pumps for a tall, 1½–2 pumps for a grande, and 2–2½ pumps for a venti Frapp).
- Top it off with a generous serving of whipped cream.
Pumpkin Cheesecake FrappuccinoNote: This drink is exclusively available during October and November when pumpkin syrup is in stock.
- Order a cream-based Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino.
- Add cinnamon dolce syrup (1 pump for a tall, 2 pumps for a grande, and 3 pumps for a venti Frapp) and white mocha syrup (1 pump for a tall, 2 pumps for a grande, and 3 pumps for a venti Frapp).
Dole Whip Frappuccino
- Order a Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino.
- Add 6 pumps of pineapple-ginger syrup for a touch of tropical delight.
- Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream.
- Order a Strawberries and Crème Frappuccino.
- Exchange the classic syrup for raspberry syrup to infuse a delightful bubblegum flavor.
Samoa Cookie Frappuccino
- Order a Mocha Coconut Frappuccino.
- Add 2 pumps of caramel syrup.
- Ask your barista to blend in extra coconut flakes directly into the Frappuccino for an authentic Samoa Cookie experience.
Dragonfruit Shortcake Frappuccino
- Order a Vanilla Bean Crème Starbucks Frappuccino.
- Request whipped cream both at the bottom and on top of the drink for a delightful twist.
Pink and Green Drink
- Order a Strawberry Açai Refresher mixed with coconut milk (commonly known as the original Pink Drink).
- Ask to have it topped with sweet cream cold foam infused with matcha powder.
- Kindly request a refreshing blend of pineapple and passionfruit with reduced water content and an abundance of ice.
- Incorporate 2.5 generous scoops of vanilla bean powder for a Venti size (opt for 2 scoops for a Grande).
- Add an extra duo of pumps of crème base to enhance the flavors.
- Thoroughly combine all the ingredients until smooth and consistent.
- Prior to pouring the exquisite concoction, carefully layer the cup with delectable strawberry purée.
Exceedingly Berry Lemonade
- Request a large-sized serving of freshly squeezed lemonade.
- Delight in the delightful addition of strawberry purée at the base of the cup.
- Elevate the taste profile by incorporating two pumps of raspberry syrup into the mixture.
With such an extensive array of delicious and refreshing drinks, Starbucks truly has something for everyone. From tangy and invigorating Iced Green Lemonade to the comforting and indulgent Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, every sip is a tantalizing adventure. So, whether you're seeking a classic like the Pumpkin Spice Latte or feeling adventurous with the Dragonfruit Shortcake Frappuccino, Starbucks is ready to satisfy your every craving. So go ahead, pick your favorite and let the flavors whisk you away to pure bliss with every sip. Cheers to the best drinks Starbucks has to offer!