10 Drinks from Starbucks' Secret Menu

How to order the craziest, most off-the-wall, and off-the-menu drinks from StarbucksStarbucks customers know the situation all too well: You're standing in line, reciting the precise order of the five different descriptors that constitute "your drink," when you hear the person in front of you make a request so foreign sounding it completely throws your concentration. That's right, they've gone and ordered some crazy-sounding drink off the Starbucks secret menu.

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A Zebra Mocha? A Grande Green Eye? A Crunch Berry Frappuccino? Say what? They may sound like a far cry from the standard drip cup or your simple Mocha Frappuccino, but these drinks are not Starbucks folklore. And really, considering that the coffee giant has in years past boasted offering some 87,000 different drink combinations, that such "secret" items exist should not be too surprising.

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As it turns out, many of your fast-food and restaurant chain favorites have "secret" menus - places like Taco Bell, Wendy's, Subway, Chipotle, and even Jamba Juice. Of course, the one at beloved West Coast cult favorite, In-N-Out, is arguably the most famous. So well-known, in fact, that there's really not much "secret" about it anymore. Starbucks' off-the-menu items are certainly not as widely publicized as In-N-Out's, but they are known enough to the point where you won't get a dirty look from the barista when you ask for a Double Dirty Iced Chai.

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Read on for an in-the-know guide to the "secret" drinks at Starbucks, including additional secret drinks submitted by readers and Starbucks devotees across the country and around the world.

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Just remember that not all of these oh-so-clever names are universal, so if you're planning on ordering one, you better know how to tell your barista to prepare it. (That, and to be prepared to pay a little extra.)


Credit: Flickr/TerryJohnstonStarbucks Secret Menu Item: Thin Mint Frappuccino
Another drink that borrows its name and flavor from the Girl Scout Cookie repertoire is this creation, which, according to commenter Julie Adkins is made by blending the Tazo Green Tea Crème Frappuccino with chocolate syrup and java chips. According to her, it's "heaven in a cup." We imagine adding a pump of peppermint syrup wouldn't hurt the combination either.



Credit: Flickr/AlexOsloStarbucks Secret Menu Item: Snickers Frappuccino
"We do know a lot of these drinks and more," noted Annalise, a commenter and a self-described Starbucks barista. "Try a Snickers Frappuccino: Java Chip Frappuccino with two pumps of toffee nut and a caramel drizzle on top. It tastes just like a Snickers.






Credit: Flickr/heykellieeeStarbucks Secret Menu Item: Banana Cream Pie Frappuccino
According to an anonymous The Daily Meal commenter, "At our store (licensed), my favorite drink is a Vanilla Bean [Creme Frappuccino] with vanilla [and] hazelnut [syrups], whipped cream, and a whole banana. But I am prepared to pay the $6 for a grande and I don't call it out or refer to it as a Banana Cream Pie, which is what it tastes like and the nickname it has acquired."



Credit: Flickr/Helga's Lobster StewStarbucks Secret Menu Item: Apple Juice Orange Blossom
This combination of Tazo Orange Blossom Tea steeped in steamed apple juice (with no water), is what one anonymous The Daily Meal commenter calls "a perfect tasty tea alternative for us non-coffee drinkers."







Credit: Flickr/GabrielaP93Starbucks Secret Menu Item: The Grasshopper Frappuccino
Recommended by another The Daily Meal commenter who identified themselves as a barista, the Grasshopper Frappuccino consists of a Mocha Frappuccino blended with java chips and peppermint syrup. "It tastes like mint chip ice cream and is a personal favorite."





Credit: Flickr/vmiramontesStarbucks Secret Menu Item: The Dirty Hippy
Prefer your Dirty Chai Tea Latte with soy milk instead of regular milk? According to one barista commenter, that's called a Dirty Hippy.









Credit: Flickr/TerryJohnstonStarbucks Secret Menu Item: Marble Mocha Macchiato
Says an anonymous barista commenter, "The Marble Mocha Macchiato is a twist on the signature Caramel Macchiato. White mocha on the bottom with no whip, shot on the top and mocha drizzle."







Credit: Flickr/kevinspencerStarbucks Secret Menu Item: Cookies & Cream Frappuccino
Per a commenter, this is a White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino blended with java chips and a dash of peppermint syrup.









Credit: Flickr/animasterStarbucks Secret Menu Item: Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino
Per a commenter, this is a White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino blended with java chips and a dash of peppermint syrup.









Credit: Flickr/TomenoNaokiStarbucks Secret Menu Item: Bootleg Brulée
Per a commenter, this creation involves adding "two shots to any white mocha, and add toffee nut [syrup] and caramel drizzle."

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- Maryse Chevriere, The Daily Meal