10 Starbucks secret menu items you have to try

We told you about the best secret Starbucks menu items for kids, now it’s time that mom gets to indulge in the grown-up versions of these equally delicious beverages with a massive cult following. Starbucks boasts a wealth of secret menu items that are tasty, creative and most importantly, loaded with caffeine (puffy-eyed moms, rejoice).

Since many baristas aren’t familiar with these drinks, we’ve provided the recipes (based on a tall drink) so you can order them like a pro:

Arnold Palmer Refresher   

Try this Starbucks version of a classic beverage!


  • Half iced black tea
  • Half lemonade
  • 1.5 pumps of classic syrup

Black Eye     

Get your caffeine jitters by going a step above the Starbucks Red Eye!


  • Regular drip coffee (iced or hot)
  • Two shots of espresso

Butterbeer Latte

A must-try for any Harry Potter fan, this is the sibling of the Butterbeer Frappuccino, another secret menu item. 


  • Start with a Whole Milk Steamer
  • 2 pumps of caramel syrup
  • 2 pumps of toffee nut syrup
  • 2 pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup
  • Top with whipped cream and salted caramel bits

London Fog

Give your standard breakfast tea a much-needed makeover!


  • Start with Earl Grey Tea Semi Dry Misto
  • 2 pumps of vanilla syrup
  • 2 pumps of caramel syrup

Oatmeal Latte   

If this isn’t two birds with one stone, we don’t know what is.


  • Start with an Oatmeal Bowl
  • Have it made with steamed soy or almond milk instead of water
  • Add 1 or 2 shots of espresso

Peach & Cream White Drink    

This one is Keto-friendly!


  • Start with a Teavana Shaken Peach Citrus White Tea Infusion
  • Ask for it to be made unsweetened, with light ice and no water
  • Add a splash of heavy cream
  • 2 pumps of vanilla syrup

Peach Ring Tea   

Tastes just like a nostalgic trip down memory lane!


  • Half Passion Tea
  • Half Valencia Orange Refresher
  • Ask for no water
  • 2 pumps of peach syrup

Purple Drink   


Move over Pink Drink, this is the latest colorful craze!

  • Start with Passion Iced Tea
  • Have it made with soy milk
  • 2 pumps of vanilla syrup
  • 2 scoops of blackberries

Raspberry Caramel Macchiato   

A simple syrup change drastically alters the taste (in an amazing way). 


  • Start with a Caramel Macchiato (iced or hot)
  • Substitute vanilla syrup with raspberry syrup and have it put on the bottom of the cup

Tiramisu Frappuccino     

This drink is a seasonal favorite on Starbucks menus in Japan.


  • Start with a Coffee Frappuccino
  • Add 1/2 pump of hazelnut syrup
  • Add 1/2 pump of toffee syrup
  • Add 1 pump of caramel flan syrup
  • Add 1 pump of mocha syrup
  • Add 1 espresso shot (affogato style)
  • Top with whipped cream and mocha drizzle

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