Get Festive and Try These Starbucks Holiday Secret Menu Drinks!

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While we can’t argue that Starbucks has plenty of tasty, seasonal drinks to offer, did you know Starbucks essentially has a “secret drink menu” with even more delicious holiday flavors? It’s true!

While these drinks aren’t on an actual secret menu at Starbucks, ordering a specific menu drink item and asking for additional pumps or different ingredients and such will achieve a great new holiday drink only you will know about. Plus, because Starbucks has their seasonal pumps and offerings for their holiday drinks, this is the prime time to take advantage of these ingredients that will only be in stock for the holidays.

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Gingerbread Eggnog Chai

Seriously, what’s more comforting than a nice, spicy chai? Adding eggnog and gingerbread syrup, of course.

Order a chai latte or frappucino, and ask for these addition ingredients:

  • Eggnog instead of milk
  • Gingerbread syrup (1 pump for tall, 2 for grande, 3 for venti)
  • Whipped cream
  • Graham topping

The Ultimate White Christmas Frappuccino

You know that feeling you get when you wake up to snow on Christmas morning? That’s everything this secret menu drink has, plus more!

Order a vanilla bean frappuccino, and ask for these additional ingredients:

  • White mocha syrup (1 pump for tall, 2 for grande, 3 for venti)
  • Peppermint syrup (1 pump for tall, 2 for grande, 3 for venti)
  • Whipped cream
  • Peppermint mocha curls on top

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Okay, so Mexican hot chocolate may not be a “holiday” flavor per say, but we all know that chocolate and cinnamon offer a delicious, Christmas-y vibe.

Order a hot chocolate, and ask for these additional ingredients:

  • Soy milk (no water)
  • Mocha syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
  • White chocolate mocha syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
  • Cinnamon dulce syrup (2 pumps for tall, 3 for grande, 4 for venti)
  • Cinnamon powder added to the milk while it’s steamed
  • Whipped cream
  • Topped with cinnamon
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Peppermint Bark Frappucino (or Hot Chocolate)

Peppermint bark is no doubt one of the tastiest holiday treats. That’s why you have to try it in drink form!

Order a peppermint mocha frappuccino or a peppermint hot chocolate, and ask for these additional ingredients:

  • Half mocha sauce, half white chocolate sauce

Turtles Frappuccino

Turtles are often associated with Christmas, but you can actually have this frappuccino all year round. Starbucks always has all the additional ingredients in this recipe available, even when it’s not the holidays.

Order a java chip frappuccino, and ask for these additional ingredients:

  • Toffee nut syrup (1 pump for tall, 2 for grande, 3 for venti)
  • Whipped cream
  • Mocha and caramel drizzle on top

Turtles Macchiato

Not much of a frappuccino person? Try this delicious macchiato version instead!

Order a hot or iced macchiato, and ask for these additional ingredients:

  • Mocha syrup (2 pumps for tall, 3 for grande, 4 for venti)
  • Caramel syrup (2 pumps for tall, 3 for grande, 4 for venti)
  • Any choice of milk
  • Espresso shots
  • Whipped cream or foam
  • Mocha and caramel drizzle on top

Candy Cane Frappuccino

Even if you aren’t much of a candy cane fan, in frappuccino form, candy cane will be your top holiday flavor!

Order a vanilla bean frappuccino, and ask for these additional ingredients:

  • Peppermint syrup (1 pump for tall, 2 for grande, 3 for venti)

Roasted Chestnut Macchiato

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” That’s the very song that comes to one’s head when drinking this delicious macchiato. It gives that cozy, holiday vibe instantly.

Order a hazelnut macchiato, and ask for these additional ingredients:

  • Toffee nut syrup (1 pump for tall, 2 for grande, 3 for venti)
  • Extra hazelnut syrup (1 pump for tall, 2 for grande, 3 for venti)
  • White chocolate mocha syrup (0.5 pump for tall and grande, 1.5 for venti)
  • Spiced whipped cream
  • Hazelnut drizzle on top
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Tastes Like Christmas Morning Frappucino

We all love that feeling of waking up on Christmas morning, but this delicious drink can be made at your local Starbucks any time of the year.

Order a vanilla bean or green tea frappuccino, and ask for these additional ingredients:

  • Peppermint syrup (1.5 pumps for tall, 2 for grande, 2.5 for venti)
  • Raspberry syrup (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)
  • Blend in a caramel drizzle
  • Whipped cream
  • Cookie crumble on top

Christmas Cookie Frappuccino

There’s nothing like a sweet and sugary Christmas cookie, but there’s truly nothing more decadent that this Christmas cookie frappuccino. You’re sure to get the ultimate sugar rush!

Order a creme-based frappuccino, and ask for these additional ingredients:

  • Peppermint syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
  • Toffee nut syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
  • Whipped cream
  • Topped with a raw sugar packet
  • Caramel drizzle on top