14 Top Starbucks Secret Menu Items

14 Top Starbucks Secret Menu Items

How to order Starbucks secret menu items, you ask? On a recent trip to Seattle, I decided to visit a local store and test secret Starbucks menu items. I walked away with a list of the top 14 Starbucks secret menu items. 

At the core, I’m a creature of habit. I have the same morning routine, I make pizza each Friday night, I like to watch the Bachelor franchise each Monday. I’m also a creature of habit when it comes to my Starbucks order. Black coffee with room for cream or, if I’m treating myself, a White Chocolate Mocha. If a seasonal drink is available – like the PSL or the Eggnog Latte, I’ll order that. It wasn’t until I redeemed a Barista Pick on a drink I haven’t ever ordered before (a perk of being Starbucks Rewards Visa Card holders) that I realized it’s time to dabble in the world of the Secret Starbucks Menu. We happened to be heading to Seattle the next week so I figured the birthplace for Starbucks would be the perfect setting to try some of the top 14 Starbucks secret menu items.

If you’ve never been to Seattle, I swear you can close your eyes, spin, point and you’ll find a Starbucks store in eyesight. Naturally, there’s a Starbucks store at the Space Needle, which seemed like the perfect place to order a bunch of Starbucks secret menu items and people watch in between working. I asked you guys on Instagram Stories for tips on your favorite Starbucks secret menu drinks to jumpstart our list.

We grabbed our Starbucks Rewards Visa Card, marched up, ordered 5 drinks to try (earned double Stars, a perk of having the card!) and taste tested each one. Where is where is Starbucks secret menu you ask? You have to know what to order, it’s not an actual menu, which makes it such a cult favorite thing to order from. From the best Starbucks secret menu frappuccino to purple drinks, these are the top 14 Starbucks secret menu drinks, including the 5 that we tried!

Top 14 Starbucks secret menu recipes

Purple Drink

  • Passion Iced Tea
  • Soymilk
  • 1 pump Vanilla syrup
  • Scoops of Blackberries

Fruity Pebbles Frappuccino

  • Strawberries & Creme Frappe
  • 2 pumps of vanilla syrup
  • 1 pump of raspberry syrup
  • Splash of orange-mango juice

Nutella Drink

  • Caffe Misto
  • 1 pump chocolate syrup
  • 1 pump hazelnut syrup
  • Caramel drizzle

Mermaid Frappuccino

    Side note – I think I shook my drink a little too much while walking so the colors don’t pop as much as they normally do! Also, this was my favorite of the 5 we tried!

  • Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
  • 3 scoops of blackberry
  • 8 pumps white mocha
  • 3 pumps toasted coconut
  • 2 scoops matcha powder

Red Velvet Frappuccino

  • Half White Chocolate Mocha
  • Half Regular Mocha Frappuccino
  • 2 pumps of raspberry syrup
  • Top with whipped cream

Butterbeer Latte

  • Whole Milk Steamer
  • 2-4 pumps caramel syrup
  • 2-4 pumps toffee nut syrup
  • 2-4 pumps cinnamon dolce syrup
  • Whipped cream and salted caramel bits
  • Optional shots of espresso

Blue Drink

Side note: I have no idea what makes this drink blue, but I’m here for it.

  • Passion Ice Tea
  • Soy milk
  • 1 pump vanilla syrup

Dragon Frappuccino

  • Green Tea Frappuccino
  • Vanilla bean powder
  • Swirl of berry syrup at the bottom of cup
  • Top with whipped cream + purple sprinkles

Orange Drink

  • Orange mango juice
  • Two scoops vanilla bean powder
  • Served over ice
  • Topped with coconut milk

Pink Drink

  • Strawberry Acai Refresher
  • Coconut Milk
  • Real strawberries
  • Real blackberries

Orange Creamsicle Frappuccino

  • Orange mango juice to the first line
  • Milk to the second line
  • Cream base (4 pumps for a venti, 3 pumps grande, and 2 pumps for a tall)
  • Classic syrup (4 pumps for a venti, 3 pumps grande, and 2 pumps for a tall)
  • Ice and blend
  • Whipped cream

Liquid Cocaine

  • 4 shots espresso
  • 4 pumps white chocolate syrup
  • Ice to fill a Grande cup
  • Fill with milk

Horchata Frappuccino

  • Chai Creme Frappe
  • 1 pump cinnamon dolce syrup
  • 1 pump vanilla syrup

S’mores Hot Chocolate

  • Chocolate Frappuccino or Hot Chocolate
  • 1 Pump of cinnamon syrup
  • 1 Pump of toffee nut syrup
  • Blend + top with cream, chocolate sauce, biscuit bits, marshmallows

What I’ve already learned is that there are hundreds of ways you can order a Starbucks drink. With so many syrups, java chips, pumps and milk combinations, the options are nearly endless. You can make a special flavored cream frappuccino with a caramel drizzle just buy ordering the right combo. a This list of the 14 top Starbucks secret menu drinks is a fun place to start, though.

We have the Starbucks Rewards Visa Card and one of the perks is you get up to 3 Stars on Starbucks purchases and one Star for every $4 for purchases outside the store. When you reach 125 Stars, you can redeem for a free drink or food item! That sounds like a lot of Stars, but they add up really quickly. I’ve already decided that every time we get to redeem a drink, I’ll be trying out something new from the secret menu. So far, my favorite is the Mermaid Frappe, but perhaps that will change?

What’s your favorite thing to order from the Starbucks secret menu? Leave a comment below and I just may try it next time!

Pst – take a peek inside the Original Starbucks store in Seattle here! 



  1. courtney hennagir
    November 23, 2018 / 6:24 pm

    I need to try all of these drinks! First up will be the horchata frappuccino!

    • Kara
      November 25, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      That is one of my favorites!!! Let me know which one is yours!


  2. Joni Mason
    November 26, 2018 / 10:53 am

    I’ve been sticking to my go to bStarbucks mocha frapp, but I’m excited to try these secret drinks, especially the Nutella drink & the Orange Creamsicle Frappuccino. Thank you for sharing this!

    • Kara
      November 26, 2018 / 11:41 am

      The Mocha Frapp is a good one! Always a classic!