You know what that means: the holidays are coming up soon! Starbucks is about to bring back all the drinks that we can only get this time of year. For us, though, the special drinks from Starbucks’ secret menu are the best. They’re also very easy to order, once you know how. On the Starbucks winter drinks secret menu this holiday season, you should order these drinks.
Before we begin, let me tell you to have the recipe ready at the drive-thru. You do not want to be on the list of things that baristas dislike!
Starbucks Winter Drinks:
#1) Peppermint Chip Frappucino
Are you sick of always getting the Peppermint Mocha? Make your drink better with this Frapp, which is sure to become a new holiday favorite.
How to order: Add 3 pumps of peppermint syrup, 1 scoop of coffee chips, and very light strawberry puree to a Grande Toasted White Mocha Cream Frappuccino to start. Sprinkle mocha cookie crumble on top and drizzle strawberry syrup over the whole thing. This will make a creamy, crunchy Christmas-colored drink./hea
#2) Irish Cream Frappuccino
You like Baileys? For Totally the Bomb, the great Holly Walker made this Frappuccino just for you. Make your own Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar to go with this treat.
How to Order: To begin, ask for a Grande White Mocha Frappuccino made with breve. Is a breve coffee drink like a latte? If not, a latte is espresso warmed with half-and-half instead of milk. After that, ask for three pumps of Irish cream syrup and chocolate bits on top.
#3) Candy Cane Cold Brew
If you don’t have a candy cane handy, you get a Candy Cane Cold Brew from Starbucks! This drink has become a favorite right away, and we can’t get enough of it this year.
How to order: Start with a Venti Cold Foam Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, but tell the bartender to leave out the vanilla. Put four pumps of white mocha and two pumps of peppermint in its place. Next, ask for two more peppermint pumps, but this time ask for them to be added to the cold foam. Add a red holiday topping to this drink to finish it off.
#4) Nutcracker Frappuccino
The Nutcracker Frappuccino from Starbucks isn’t the same as the Sugarplum Macchiato from Dunkin’, but it’s just as rich and maybe even a little sweeter. A sip of this will get you in the holiday spirit like nothing else—point your toes!
How to order: Pick up a Grande Strawberry Frappuccino and ask the barista to change the syrup to toffee nut sauce instead of the regular one. Both the top and bottom of this drink are topped with whipping cream. Chocolate curls and that crunchy red holiday topping finish it off. It’s like the first time you taste Christmas!
#5) Cookie Crisp Frappuccino
This Totally the Bomb recipe makes a drink that isn’t really a holiday drink, but it’s still sweet enough to drink all winter. This drink tastes just like your favorite cereal, Cookie Crisp. It has every cookie and chocolate chip you could want.
How to place an order: It’s a Grande Java Chip Frappuccino. Ask the barista to add one pump of toffee nut syrup and two pumps of hazelnut syrup. To finish off this simple but tasty drink, add some whipped cream and cookie crumble. Yum!
TikTok’s strong coffee drink will have you dancing around the Christmas tree for sure. This holiday pick-me-up is even better because each serving only has 90 calories, so you can drink them all week without feeling bad.
How to order: Get a Grande Cold Brew first, and then ask for one pump of white mocha sauce, two pumps of sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup, and a splash of half-and-half. This makes a cold brew that tastes and smells like a snickerdoodle cookie but doesn’t have as much sugar.
#7) Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino
It’s not just peppermint bark cheesecake and candy canes at Christmas—raspberry is also a great holiday taste! And Totally the Bomb’s Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino is always in style…
How to order: Start with a Grande White Mocha Frappuccino and add one pump of hazelnut and one pump of raspberry. Ask for caramel crunch filling on both the bottom and the top of the cup. Then, add whipped cream and a light drizzle of strawberry puree to finish off this work of art.
#8) Holiday Spice Cold Brew
It’s not the holidays without some Christmas cheer, right? This Holiday Spice Cold Brew recipe from Totally the Bomb makes us feel like we’re in the Christmas spirit and gives us all the holiday flavors we love in December.
How to order: To start your order, ask for a Venti Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew. Next, tell the bartender to mix in one packet of raw sugar, cinnamon powder, and nutmeg powder. Pour this cold brew over ice and top it off with the same powders. This is a drink fit for Santa.
#9) Eggnog Fluff Cold Brew
It wouldn’t be a list without some smooth eggnog, would it? We will order this Eggnog Fluff Cold Brew every year from now on because Totally the Bomb made it. It’s a favorite!
How to order: Start with a Venti Cold Brew that has one pump of cinnamon dolce syrup and four pumps of toasted white mocha sauce. In the next step, ask for eggnog in the cold foam, and then add cinnamon dolce topping to finish. You can also sprinkle nutmeg on top of this drink.
#10) Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino
Your favorite chocolate shop is at Starbucks, or at least the secret menu has it. Thank you, Totally the Bomb! This Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino has all the hazelnut and chocolate we love from our favorite stocking stuffer. Who could say no?
How to order: As a base, you should start your order with a Grande Java Chip Frappuccino. Then, ask for one pump of hazelnut syrup and one pump of toffee nut syrup. Add some caramel drizzle and, if you’re feeling really sweet, some mocha drizzle to finish off this simple secret menu creation.