27 Best Starbucks Drinks (Including Secret Menu)

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Don’t know what to order at Starbucks? Here are the 27 best drinks on the menu, ranked by popularity.

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To make choosing one of Starbucks signature drinks easier, here is a list of their top 27 drinks, counting down to the most popular.

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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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27 Best Starbucks Drinks

27. Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Chai Latte [Secret Menu]

A popular iced drink, it’s available all year.

How to order: “Can I get a [drink size] Iced Chai Latte with oatmilk and brown sugar syrup?”

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26. 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.

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25. Iced Pumpkin Chai [Seasonal Secret Menu]

Only available in the fall when pumpkin spice drinks are on the menu, this is a popular customized Iced Chai Latte that’s made with pumpkin cream cold foam.

How to order: “Can I get a [drink size] Iced Chai Latte with pumpkin cream cold foam?”

24. 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.

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23. Iced Black Tea Lemonade

Starbucks version of an Arnold Palmer, it’s half black tea and half lemonade.

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22. Java Chip Frappuccino

Mocha sauce, Frappuccino chips, ice, milk, and coffee are blended together then topped with whipped cream and a mocha drizzle.

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21. Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade

A refreshing tea option, this drink is often ordered with either light ice or with extra ice. 

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20. 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.

RELATED: Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Copycat

19. 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 made with espresso, steamed milk, and pumpkin spice sauce.

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18. Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino

The Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino is the base for a lot of Starbucks secret menu drinks. It’s also popular with kids since there’s no caffeine.

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17. Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade Refresher

A refreshing drink that’s caffeinated with green coffee extract. It comes with freeze-dried dragonfruit pieces.

16. Iced Coffee with Milk

A classic, replace the milk with cream for a more decadent iced drink.

15. Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

The sweet combination of brown sugar and oatmilk elevates this shaken espresso drink.

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14. Iced Passion Tango Tea

This caffeine-free drink is a mix of hibiscus, lemongrass and apple juice, and is commonly ordered with lemonade. 

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13. Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

Vanilla Sweet Cream is added to Starbucks Cold Brew to make this popular iced drink. Starbucks cold brews their coffee for 20 hours.

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12. Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino

This drink is like the Java Chip Frappuccino ramped up to 11.

Blended with mocha sauce, this drink is topped with a drizzle of mocha syrup and sprinkling of cookie crumble. 

Make it at home: Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew Copycat

11. Pink Drink

This drink (Strawberry Acai Refresher with coconutmilk) started out as a secret menu drink but it became so popular that Starbucks added it to its permanent menu.

Make it at home: Starbucks Pink Drink Copycat

10. Americano

Americano is just 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. 

9. Mocha

The Caffe Mocha is sweet, 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. 

To make it sweeter, add pumps of white mocha sauce.

8. Strawberry Acai Lemonade Refresher

The most popular Refresher, it’s also commonly ordered without lemonade.

Note that there’s caffeine in all Refresher drinks and it’s not possible to get it without caffeine.

7. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino

Another caramel favorite, this Frappuccino is made with coffee, caramel syrup, milk, and ice.

Dark caramel is also in the drink along with a crunch caramel and sugar topping.

6. Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte

Smooth blonde espresso, sweet vanilla syrup, and creamy milk makes this a favorite to so many.

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5. 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

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. TikTok Iced White Mocha [Secret Menu]

A hugely popular drink that was made famous on TikTok customizes an Iced White Mocha with sweet cream cold foam and caramel drizzle.

How to order: “Can I get a [drink size] Iced White Mocha with vanilla sweet cream cold foam and caramel drizzle?”

RELATED: Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha Copycat

2. Caffe Latte

A straightforward, no fuss latte nears the top of the list.

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. 

The most popular syrup to add is the vanilla syrup.

1. Brewed Coffee

And the number one, most popular drink at Starbucks is…brewed coffee, mainly Pike Place.

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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