Going into the holidays and winter weather, there is almost nothing better than the special traditions that come with holidays. This includes our food and drink traditions, too. At Christmas, you can have all of your holiday coffee fantasies fulfilled at your local Starbucks chain with a few tips from the internet. That’s right. You can get by this Christmas with a little help from your friends. And by friends, I mean Starbucks’ Secret Menu Items.
Basically, these drinks are items not advertised by the store or put on their menus. Rather, these drinks are concoctions that people have thought of to make deliciously mixed espresso specialty drinks that baristas will sometimes make per customer request if they have the proper ingredients available. Basically, the process of ordering works best when the customer comes in with a prepared list of ingredients needed to make the secret menu item. If you know what’s supposed to go in the drink and tell this combo to the barista, they should, in theory, be able to give you a product. I was curious about this, so I sought out the internet and found some suggestions for customer-favorited holiday theme secret menu specialty drinks, and this is what I found.
The Christmas Cookie Frappuccino
This drink sounds delightful just by hearing the name. Starbucks fraps are already so deliciously mixed with the right amount of sugar, syrups, and espresso, but the idea of a cookie flavored frap sounds even better. If you want to try this drink, try first ordering a vanilla frappucino, and then request to have a pump of toffee nut syrup, a couple of pumps of peppermint syrup, as well as a caramel drizzle on top of the whip to be added to your frap. This is supposedly the secret recipe for what comes out as a finished product of a Christmas Cookie Frappuccino.
For fans of Harry Potter, this drink is a must try. I was interested in what this drink could possibly be, and I’m not sure if the concoction would add up to what butter beer supposedly tastes like, but here goes nothing. If you want to try this drink, first start with a single shot of espresso, then add two pumps of caramel syrup, toffee nut syrup, and cinnamon dolce syrup each. It sounds a bit daunting and like the flavors might possibly clash or overpower each other too much to mix well, but if you are willing to give it a try, go for it!
This drink sounded the most festive to me because the very idea of the name makes it sound like you get the chance to drink snow. And how cool is that? This drink is just a pump each of hazelnut and toffee nut syrups added to a white chocolate crème frappuccino.