25 Best Starbucks Drinks Ever
Starbucks has an incredible selection of delicious and unforgettable beverages. On the one hand, this means you will never be disappointed by a shortage of options. On the other hand, this can also make it challenging to find the right drink for you! To help you out, we have compiled a list of some of the best hot and cold Starbucks drinks that have absolutely blown us away. This list includes a number of drinks that you have probably heard about, but also a few that you probably haven’t come across before. Like a lot of well-established companies in the food and drink industry, Starbucks has a “secret” menu which includes a number of creative and fun concoctions that you have to specially request since they do not appear on the standard menu. For these secret items, we will provide instructions on how to describe your order to your barista in case they are not familiar with the drink. Whether you are looking for something standard, or something off of the “secret” menu, there is a fabulous Starbucks drink for everyone on this list!
Best Hot and Cold Starbucks Drinks
11 Cherry Blossom Frappuccino
22 Vanilla Latte
The Starbucks vanilla latte is a sweet way to get your caffeine fix. While you can select from a wide selection of awesome flavored syrups to add to your latte, the vanilla syrup is one of the most popular requests that Starbucks baristas report adding to their customers’ lattes. Don’t forget that you can personalize this drink and request an extra shot of espresso if you want a heavier coffee flavor, or if you just need an extra energy boost!
33 Starbucks Flat White
This beverage is delicious and comforting and one of the most popular Starbucks drinks. It tastes like warm milk with a relatively subtle coffee taste considering the fact that it actually contains a couple of shots of espresso. This drink is smooth, tasty and definitely a perfect option for a rainy day!
44 Strawberry Lemonade Tea
Another one of Starbucks secret menu drinks to die for! if you’re craving for something light and refreshing this tea drink is the one for you!
55 Warm Sugar Cookie
This drink is an amazing one straight off the Starbucks secret menu. Although your barista is hopefully familiar with the recipe, you may need to give him or her a quick reminder of how to make it. Just ask for a White Mocha Hot chocolate with hazelnut syrup and vanilla syrup (1 pump of each syrup for tall, 2 pumps of each syrup for grande, and 3 pumps of each syrup for venti). When you get your drink, sprinkle some raw sugar on top. Be careful to wait until this beverage has cooled down to drinking temperature because you won’t be able to fully enjoy this incredible liquid version of a warm sugar cookie if your tongue is burnt!
66 Soy Chai Tea Latte
Although you can order a Chai tea latte with any type of milk, this beverage is particularly delicious with soy milk because soy milk perfectly compliments the warm spices in the Chai tea. This is the perfect beverage if you are looking for a hot drink that tastes a little bit earthy, or if you have dietary restrictions that prevent you from consuming dairy products.
77 Raspberry Cheesecake Latte
One of the tastiest Starbucks secret menu drinks ever! And there’s even a Frappuccino version! This classic dessert latte drink is made with flan syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup and raspberry syrup, topped with caramel whip and flan drizzle. Yum!
88 Starbucks Americano
An Americano is a classic and simple drink that is perfect for the serious coffee lover. Although the drink is straight forward, Starbucks does a great job of ensuring that their baristas know how to make the beverage properly. This drink consists of two shots of espresso with hot water poured over the shots to create a light layer of deliciousness called ‘crema.’ If you are in need of an extra energy boost or just love the taste of heavy espresso, you can ask for extra shots of espresso. Whether you prefer your Americano to be standard or to be extra strong, this drink is rich and flavorful. You should try to enjoy this popular drink leisurely rather than rushing through it so that you can get the full effect!
99 Peppermint Hot Chocolate
The Starbucks peppermint hot chocolate is a classic and popular drink that can be enjoyed all year round. However, this drink is a particularly tasty and perfectly festive treat to enjoy during the holiday season and cold weather months. If you need a little boost of energy or if you just want a hint of coffee flavor, you can also add a shot of espresso to this drink. This is one of Starbucks most popular drink orders during winter, and it is no surprise because it is so incredibly delicious and satisfying!
1010 S’mores Hot Chocolate
Who doesn’t love s’mores? Who doesn’t love hot chocolate? Starbucks knows how popular and universally loved these two classic sweet treats are which is why it is no surprise that they combined the two for an awesome beverage on their secret menu! When you order this drink, ask for a hot chocolate with chestnut praline syrup (3 pumps of syrup for tall, 4 pumps of syrup for grande, 5 pumps of syrup for venti). Next, ask your barista to top your drink with whipped cream and a generous mocha drizzle to finish it off. This drink is super sweet, but its flavor is mind-blowing and will definitely make you feel like a kid again!
1111 Strawberry Chai Tea Latte
Although this drink is not on the standard Starbucks menu, it is super easy to order, and it is so ridiculously delicious. Ask for a Chai tea latte with a few pumps of strawberry flavored syrup. The result is a warm, comforting, sweet, but slightly spiced gorgeous light pink drink. You may not like this drink if you don’t like strawberry milk, but if you like strawberry flavoring, you will not regret giving this warm treat a try!
1212 Pumpkin Spice Choco-Chai
This drink is off of the secret menu, but you can order it all year round if you help your barista out with a little guidance. Ask for a Chai tea latte with an extra pump of Chai flavored syrup. Next ask for pumpkin spice syrup (1 pump for tall, 2 pumps for grande, 3 pumps for venti). And, of course, don’t forget to ask for a generous helping of whipped cream and pumpkin spice powder! This is the perfect hot drink during Fall, but you can order it whenever you are in the mood for something a little spicy and sweet!
1313 Starbucks Cappuccino
This is a classic and popular item off of the Starbucks menu. This drink is warm and comforting and has a lot of tasty foam on top. The cappuccino is made with a shot of espresso with a larger layer of milk foam on top compared to a latte. This sophisticated and delicious drink is customizable, so you can tell your barista if you prefer there to be more milk than espresso!
1414 Pumpkin Spice Latte
This seasonal drink is incredibly popular amongst Starbucks customers and is a seasonal favorite for the Fall. It is comforting and spiced and is the perfect treat as the days start to cool down.
1515 Turtles Frappuccino
A Starbucks secret menu drink! A chocolate caramel treat topped with mocha and caramel drizzle. This drink is made up of Java Chip Frappuccino Add toffee nut syrup. Refreshing and sweet!
1616 Iced Caramel Macchiato
This is one of Starbucks most popular cold drinks. To create the iced caramel macchiato, Starbucks baristas pour a creamy mixture of milk and vanilla flavoring on top of Starbucks’ delicious espresso. On top of this mixture, your barista will then add a delicious topping of sweet and smooth caramel sauce. This drink is super sweet, but it is also a very refreshing beverage to have on a hot day!
1717 Nutella Frappuccino
This cold beverage is off of the Starbucks secret menu so you may have to remind your barista how to make it. Request a cafe misto (equal parts milk and espresso, also called a cafe au lait or a cafe con leche) and then ask for at least one shot of chocolate syrup and hazelnut syrup and also a drop of caramel sauce. Although this is a beverage, it tastes exactly like the incredible Nutella spread and it is just as addictive!
1818 Cool Lime Starbucks Refreshers
The Starbucks Refreshers are a series of fruity and refreshing cold drinks that Starbucks offers to customers who may not be in a traditional coffee flavor mood, but who still want the benefits of caffeine from coffee beans. Starbucks uses Green Coffee Extract to give these fruity beverages a boost of caffeine, but the extract does not contain any of the toasty coffee flavorings that accompany traditional coffee beverages. The cool lime flavor is one of Starbuck’s most popular flavors because it is the perfect combination of tangy and sweet. You should definitely give this one a try if you are in the mood for something fruity and energizing!
1919 Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino
Starbucks makes incredible frappucinos and the strawberries & creme flavor has become one of their most popular. Frappucinos are creamy and comparable to a milkshake in texture, although milkshakes are definitely heavier. The strawberries & creme flavor is not too sweet, but it is sweet enough to taste like a treat!
2020 Teavana Shaken Iced Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade
This is the perfect drink for a warm day. The flavor is unique and refreshing and the perfect twist on traditional lemonade. With a hint of mint, this drink will awaken you and put you in a fabulous mood. The drink is also a gorgeous and bright color which makes it that much more fun to drink. You definitely need to give this one a try!
2121 Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino
Starbucks is renowned for their sweet and amazing Frappucinos, but if you are in the mood for a thick cold matcha green tea drink without too much sweetness, you definitely should try out the green tea Frappucino. This Starbucks Matcha drink is blended with ice, milk and topped with sweet whipped cream. The flavor is perfectly subtle and incredibly refreshing.
2222 Orange Mango Smoothie
Starbucks introduced fruit smoothies to their menu relatively recently. Although there are a few flavors to choose from, the orange mango smoothie is one of the most popular choices, and for a good reason! It is incredibly delicious and refreshing and is a great way to help you reach your daily fruit nutrition goals!
2323 Iced Vanilla Latte
The iced vanilla latte is a very popular and simple drink, but you can customize it with the amount of flavoring that you ask for, and the amount of espresso shots. This drink is milky and refreshing and is the perfect pick me up on a warm day.
2424 Iced Coffee
Iced coffee is a very standard cold drink, but it is so incredibly refreshing! If you want, you can request flavored syrup to personalize your drink. If you want to add a little milk or cream, don’t forget to ask your barista to leave a little bit of extra space in your cup so that you can add your desired amount.
2525 Mocha Light Frappuccino
Frappuccinos have not become one of Starbucks’ most popular menu items because of their low-calorie count. The reality is that many of these drinks are very sugary and not something you should treat yourself to every day if you want to continue to fit into your jeans. However, Starbucks has created lower calorie options that taste almost as good as the real thing! In particular, the mocha light frappuccino maintains its flavor integrity especially well, in spite of the ingredient changes that make it lower in calorie. If you want to treat yourself, but prefer to do so in a healthier way, you should definitely consider trying out the mocha light frappuccino from Starbucks!
2626 Iced Chai Tea Latte
Starbucks makes an incredible hot Chai Tea Latte, but this drink is just as good over ice! If you are looking for a beverage that is not too sweet, but packs a lot of flavor, you should definitely try this one out! You can also ask your barista to add some vanilla flavored syrup if you prefer your drink to be a little sweeter.
So many drinks, so little time! Starbucks has so many drink options that it can be overwhelming to choose if you don’t have a little bit of an idea about what you’re looking for before you go to order. While we couldn’t cover every single beverage that Starbucks offers, hopefully, we were able to provide you with some helpful guidance and ideas about what to order next time you find yourself in a Starbucks!