47 Best Starbucks Drinks

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Don’t know what to order at Starbucks? Here are the 47 best drinks on the menu, ranked by popularity.

Three Starbucks drinks with green straws.
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Ever walk into a Starbucks and your eyes just glaze over looking at the menu? To make choosing one of Starbucks signature drinks easier, here is a list of their top 47 drinks, counting down to the most popular.

How to Order Starbucks Drinks

  1. Hot or Iced
    Because your barista will write your order on a cup, it’s important to start with if you want your drink hot or iced. The first thing the barista will do is grab either a hot or iced cup.
  2. Drink Size
    • Short: 8 ounces, only available for hot drinks
    • Tall: 12 ounces, available for both hot or iced drinks
    • Grande: 16 ounces, available for both hot or iced drinks
    • Venti: 20 ounces hot, 24 ounces iced 
    • Trenta: 30 ounces, only available for iced drinks
  3. Syrups and Sauces
    These are ordered by the number of pumps. If you want an additional pumps of syrup or sauce in your drink, then this is the time to say it.
  4. Milk
    Starbucks has a number of milk options, but if you don’t specify, your drink will be made with 2% milk. Frappuccinos are made with whole milk. Other milk options are nonfat, whole, half & half, heavy cream, almond, soy, coconut, and oat.

Common Customizations

If you order a “skinny” version of any latte, the drink will be made with nonfat milk and sugar-free vanilla syrup.

No foam, extra foam or bone dry
The foam on a hot drink made with steamed milk can be customized so it has no foam, extra foam, or bone dry. Bone dry means no steamed milk and it’s just all foam.

Extra hot
Most drinks at Starbucks are served at about 160°F, but you can request for it to be made hotter.

Kid’s temperature
If you don’t like your drink too hot, or if it’s for a child, you can ask for it to be made at kid’s temperature, and it’ll be made at 130°F.

Extra ice or light ice
If you want more ice in your drink, you can ask for extra ice. If you want less ice, ask for light ice.

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47 Best Starbucks Drinks

Grande is the standard size for all beverages.

47. Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink
Matcha green tea, pineapple ginger syrup, ice, and coconut milk are all shaken together to create this tasty caffeinated drink.

46. Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink
The color on this drink is beautiful and it’s the most popular of the coconutmilk (yes, they write it as one word) drinks that Starbucks recently debuted. The guava flavor, which comes from guava juice, is the star of this drink. It’s creamy and smooth.

45. Almondmilk Honey Flat White
This drink is made using the Blonde Roast, which is slightly lighter than the Starbucks signature espresso roast. Although there is some sweetness, the balance of espresso and honey is pleasant and neither overpower each other. 

44. Cold Brew with Dark Cocoa Almondmilk Foam
If you want something sweet but want to cut back on calories, the Starbucks line of drinks with flavored cold foams is a great menu option. This drink clocks in at 40 calories and you still get a touch of sweetness from the mocha sauce. 

43. Dragon Drink
The colors of the Dragon Drink are vibrant and breathtaking—there’s a reason this drink is a hit on Instagram! The drink is made with coconutmilk, mango, and freeze dried dragon fruit, so while it’s both refreshing and beautiful, it won’t give you a caffeine buzz. 

42. Matcha Green Tea Latte
This is a classic drink and a great option if you who need an extra caffeine kick in the morning but don’t love coffee. This drink is made with sweetened ground matcha powder and then added to the milk of your choice. You can order it hot or iced. 

41. Eggnog Latte [Seasonal]
The Eggnog Latte is a seasonal drink and it’s probably good that this drink is seasonal — a grande size with 2% milk is 450 calories and 52% of your recommended daily saturated fat intake.

40. Kiwi Starfruit Refresher
Starfruit is a distinct 5-pointed fruit that has a slightly sour taste. Paired with chucks of real kiwi, this drink feels fresh and tropical. This drink doesn’t come with milk, so it’s light and refreshing on even the hottest days. 

39. Nitro Cold Brew with Sweet Cream
Nitro cold brew with the addition of sweet cream makes this a silky, almost dessert-like treat. It’s can be a little too much so people often ask for light sweet cream. (Light, meaning less sweet cream.)

38. Nitro Cold Brew
Nitrogen traps small air bubbles and creates a mouthfeel that is heavy and smooth without adding any milk or sugar. 

37. Royal English Breakfast Tea
If you order black tea at Starbucks, this is the tea you’re getting. A grande comes with two tea bags, but you can ask for more or fewer if you’d like. To prevent the tea from oversteeping, pull the tea bags out after five minutes. 

36. Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher
Like the Kiwi Refresher, this drink is made with a base juice and pieces of fruit. Freeze-dried blackberries float in the pretty gem colored juice blend. It’s made with green coffee extract, which has 45 mg of caffeine.

35. Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino [Seasonal]
This is another holiday favorite. The toasted flavor comes from both the frappuccino roast coffee used in this drink and the caramelized white chocolate. This is one of a range of flavors available in the ready-to-drink bottles from Starbucks. 

34. Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino
It’s everything you love about Starbucks and Christmas in a cup. The Peppermint Mocha is like the PSL of winter—highly anticipated and beloved by so many people that it too is a member of the Starbucks ready-to-drink frappuccino line. 

33. Chestnut Praline Latte [Seasonal]
If you’re into roasty and toasty versus minty and chocolatey, the Chestnut Praline Latte is for you. The flavors are meant to evoke more traditional European drinking traditions. 

32. Peppermint Hot Chocolate
A hot chocolate on its own can be delicious but the balance of peppermint and chocolate makes this extra special. Starbucks’ take on this classic pairing is so popular that you can buy powdered mix of the drink. 

31. Iced Black Tea
A lot of people order this basic Iced Black Tea with lemonade added to make it an Arnold Palmer drink.

30. Cold Brew
A straightforward go-to, cold brew coffee is made by steeping coffee grounds overnight and straining out the grounds. Cold brew goes well with almost any milk, dairy or non-dairy.
Make it at home: Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee Copycat

29. Java Chip Frappuccino
Mocha sauce and frappuccino chips are blended together, combined with ice, milk, and coffee and then gets topped with whipped cream and a mocha drizzle.
Make it at home: Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino Copycat

28. Iced Green Tea
Like Iced Black Tea, Iced Green Tea is often ordered with lemonade. Ask for light ice if you want less ice and more tea.

27. Mocha Frappuccino
If there’s an original frappuccino, this is it. Try it “affogato-style” by adding a shot of hot espresso on top. 
Make it at home: Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino Copycat

26. Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino
The Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino is the base for a lot of Starbucks secret menu options, including the Cotton Candy Frappuccino, which is made by adding a scoop of raspberries. 
Make it at home: Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Copycat

25. Coffee Frappuccino
If you were to think of a frappuccino without add-ons, this is what you’d get. It’s coffee, ice, milk, and coffee frappuccino syrup. If you order this decaf, they’ll replace the frappuccino-soluble coffee with decaf espresso.
Make it at home: Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino Copycat

24. Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade
A refreshing tea option, this drink is often ordered both with light ice or with extra ice. 

23. Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino
This drink is like the Java Chip Frappuccino ramped up to 11. Along with being blended with mocha sauce, this drink is also topped with a drizzle of mocha syrup and cookie crumble. 

22. Caramel Frappuccino
This drink is like a meeting of two Starbucks classics: the caramel macchiato and the frappuccino. Although some might call this drink slightly too sweet, it is common to ask for extra caramel.
Make it at home: Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Copycat

21. Toasted White Chocolate Mocha [Seasonal]
This drink is much like its Frappuccino version. The holiday sprinkles on top are cranberry sugar for an added holiday treat. 

20. Caramel Brulee Latte [Seasonal]
This drink is made with espresso, milk, and caramel brulee sauce — so what does caramel brulee sauce taste like? This sauce has a bit of a burnt sugar taste like what you would find on a creme brulee crust. This is a seasonal drink but if you want something similar available all year, get a latte with equal parts white mocha and toffee nut syrup.

19. Peppermint Mocha
This drink first appeared as a holiday drink but it became so popular, they added it to the year-round menu.

18. Salted Caramel Mocha
This drink is built with mocha and toffee nut syrup as its base then topped with whipped cream and salted caramel. For more caramel flavor, ask for an extra drizzle or better yet, a squeeze at the bottom of the cup to blend with the mocha syrup. 

17. Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew [Seasonal]
Starbucks and pumpkin spice go hand-in-hand and now you can have a seasonal version of your favorite cold brew. This drink does get sweetened with vanilla syrup, so if you just want the flavor of pumpkin, ask for your drink without vanilla syrup. 

16. Mango Dragonfruit Refresher
Another stunning drink that’s caffeinated with green coffee extract, like many of the refreshers. Freeze-dried dragonfruit can be found floating in the drink.

15. White Chocolate Mocha
You can play with a lot of different variations on the mocha, but this is a menu staple for a reason. White chocolate is made with cocoa butter versus cocoa solids, so the flavor is sweet and pairs well with milk. 
Make it at home: Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha Copycat

14. Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
The sweet cream series of drinks from Starbucks is perfect for folks who want a sweet treat but don’t want something too heavy. Sweet cream drinks are on the sweeter since since they add a lot of the cream, so if feel free to ask for light sweet cream.
Make it at home: Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew Copycat

13. Iced Caramel Macchiato
Despite the name, Iced Caramel Macchiato isn’t a caramel heavy drink. It’s a vanilla iced latte with caramel drizzled on top. It’s different than an iced vanilla latte with caramel drizzle in that the espresso shots are added close to last, right before the the drizzle, creating a layered drink.
Make it at home: Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato Copycat

12. Chai Latte
A chai latte is different than a chai tea in that the latte is made with milk. If you’re in a rush and really want a drink, order an iced chai latte since it’s super quick for them to make since it’s just so it’s pre-made chai concentrate, milk, and ice in a cup.
Make it at home: Starbucks Chai Latte Copycat

11. Strawberry Acai Refresher
The success of the refresher line of drinks indicates that folks are looking for delicious things that aren’t necessarily coffee. Like some of the other refreshers, this drink also has green coffee extract, which has caffeine.

10. Pink Drink
This drink came from Instagram—after folks began ordering the Strawberry Acai Refresher (see above) with coconutmilk and posting photos of it. It became so popular that Starbucks added the popular drink to its permanent menu.
Make it at home: Starbucks Pink Drink Copycat

9. Iced Passion Tango Tea
This is the most popular iced tea drink and it’s easy to understand why. This drink is a mix of hibiscus, lemongrass and apple juice, and is commonly ordered with lemonade. 
Make it at home: Starbucks Iced Passion Tango Tea Copycat

8. Hot Chocolate
Perfect for kids and anyone looking for a sweet treat, the Starbucks hot chocolate is basically a mocha without the espresso. And because it’s like a mocha, you can customize it like a mocha, adding white chocolate or mixing it up between the two. 

7. Caffe Americano
And now for something completely different. Unlike the other drinks on this list, an Americano is espresso and hot water. A grande comes with three shots of espresso, but if you’re in need of an extra kick, ask for an extra shot. 

6. Cappuccino
Starbucks uses 2% milk in their cappuccinos, unlike other coffee shops, so if you want it made with whole milk, you’ll need to specify. 

5. Mocha
The Caffe Mocha is the perfect Starbucks drink—it’s sweet and creamy and decadent. A grande drink comes with 4 pumps of mocha syrup, so if you want to play with the chocolate level of your drink, adjust the number of pumps. 

4. Caramel Macchiato
Back when Starbucks just had a handful of drinks, this was on the menu. Like most of the beverages made with caramel, vanilla syrup is added to the drink.

3. Pumpkin Spice Latte [Seasonal]
What’s fall without the PSL, a drink so popular you can refer to it by its initials and everyone knows what you’re talking about. The Pumpkin Spice Latte is another seasonal hit and is made with espresso, steamed milk, and pumpkin spice sauce.

2. Caffe Latte
Who knew a straightforward, no fuss, latte would be near the top? Starbucks serves 2% milk in their lattes but you have a few options to customize this drink including whole, skim, half and half, oat, soy, and almond milk. 

1. Brewed Coffee
And the number one, most popular drink at Starbucks is…brewed coffee. Starbucks usually has 2 different coffees brewing at one time, so feel free to ask your barista about each. (You can also ask for a sample of each too if you’re not sure which one you’ll like better.) Usually the difference is the roast level, but it could be coffees from different regions or a blend versus a coffee from a single origin. 


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