We all love Starbucks, and I am sure we all have our favourite drinks to order. But did you know that there are some delicious bevvies you can order that aren't on the menu? Most of these secret orders were invented by Baristas from different Starbucks locations, so not all locations may be familiar with them. Please don't get upset with the Starbucks Baristas if they don't know the drink by name. Instead, why not show them the recipe? Right now you can get half price fraps during the designated hours at Starbucks Canada locations - so this is a great time to try out some of these delicious, and interesting combinations.
Peach Ring Tea
If you have ever tried one of those full-of-sugar peach ring candies, then you are going to love this.
The Peach Ring Tea is half Valencia Orange Refresher and half Passion Tea with no water. You will also need to ask for Peach Syrup to be added. About 6 pumps for trenta, 5 pumps for venti, 3 pumps for grande and 2 for tall.
Mint Chocolate Chip Frappuccino
Here's a great way to bring back the famous flavour of those girl scout cookies. You know - the chocolate mint ones?
The Mint Chocolate Chip Frappuccino is the Tazo Green Tea Creme Frap with java chips. It is also topped with mocha syrup - one pump for tall, two pumps for grande or three pumps for venti. Also ask for peppermint syrup - one pump for tall, 1.5 pumps for grande and 2 pumps for tall.
Everyone is crazy for Nutella. Restaurants and cafes across Canada seem to be introducing Nutella with their products as well. Like the Nutella Croissant at Tim Hortons - I love it. If you are in the same boat, then you're going to love the Nutella Frappuccino.
Get a Coffee Frappuccino to start with. Then ask for hazelnut syrup, about 1.5 pumps for venti, 1 pump for grande and half a pump for tall. You will also want to add Mocha Syrup, 3 pumps for venti, 2 pumps for a grande or 1 pump for tall. Last but not least - ask for whipped cream to be stirred in. Some whip cream and caramel topping would be delicious as well.
Orange Creamsicle Frappuccino
I am just in love with anything Orange Creamsicle flavour. I am surprised I don't already know about this frap.
You will want to ask for Orange Mango Juice to the first line. then milk to the second line. After that, get a cream base (4 pumps for a venti, 3 pumps for a grande or 2 pumps for a tall). Add the classic syrup after (4 pumps for venti, 3 pumps for grande and 2 pumps for tall. Then blend in a scoop of ice. Don't forget to ask for whipped cream on top!
Caramel Apple Frappuccino
In the winter months, all I really order from Starbucks is their Caramel Apple Spice. I am so happy to learn that there is a similar flavour available - but in a cold drink.
Get apple juice to the first line, then have whole milk added to the second line. Then add a cream base (4 pumps for venti, 3 pumps for grande and 2 pumps for tall). You will definitely want to get dark caramel next (3 pumps for venti, 2 pumps for grande and 1 pump for a tall). Mmmm, then have Cinnamon Dolce Syrup added (3 pumps for venti, 2 pumps for grande and 1 pump for tall). Then you can ask for it to be topped with caramel ribbon crunch pieces, but those are not always available. Whipped cream, caramel drizzle and the ribbon crunch pieces would make a perfect topping masterpiece.
Thank you to StarbucksSecretMenu.net for these ideas, and images. If you want to see even more secret menu items for Starbucks, then be sure to check out that website.
Main Image Credit: Utku Utkucu