Best Starbucks “Secret Menu” Items- Holiday Edition

Hey peeps! Good news- we now have physical evidence that Christmas is just around the corner.  Yes, I’m aware that Thanksgiving hasn’t occurred yet.  But…… Starbucks released their infamous red cups today!!!! All things jolly, and joyful, and Christmas in a cup- and a reminder that the holidays will be here before we know it! ❤


We all know and love Starbucks for their incredible coffee, inviting atmosphere, and friendly baristas. And, we each have inevitably developed our favorite, go-to order.  In my case, I’ve developed three… a chai tea latte, with a shot of espresso (or two… because life), caramel macchiato (with extra caramel, obvi), or green tea latte are my standards – all of them with almond milk.  #swoon ❤


Although we all have that one (or three) drink that warms our soul with the goodness of Starbucks…. What if I told you that your favorite could still be out there, hovering in the unknown? I’m not crazy, or talking about any extraterrestrial activity, even though the way I worded that was a little weird. 🙂  I’m talking about Starbucks’ Secret Menu!


The Secret Menu offers all kinds of crazy concoctions – from the infamous “Pink Drink” (passion tea lemonade, coconut milk, and strawberries), to lattes of all shapes and sizes- this menu is incredible!


So, just in time for Red Cup Season, why not shake up your holiday drink order??? Try one of these special menu items, approved by yours truly, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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Best Holiday Starbucks “Secret Menu” Items

 1. Gingerbread Eggnog Chai

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  • Chai Latte or Frappucino
  • Eggnog (instead of milk)
  • Gingerbread syrup
  • Top with whipped cream & graham crackers



2. Fall in a Cup


  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Caramel syrup
  • Chai syrup
  • Top with whipped cream, pumpkin powder & caramel drizzle

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3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Frappuccino (or Latte)


  • Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino
  • Mocha syrup
  • 1 scoop java chips (exclude this if ordering a latte!)
  • Cinnamon Dulce syrup
  • Top with whipped cream & mocha drizzle

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4. Butterscotch Latte

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  • Starbucks Latte
  • Caramel syrup
  • Toffee nut syrup
  • Topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle & caramel brulee bites!

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5. Holiday Apple Spice


  • Gingerbread syrup
  • Steamed apple juice
  • Top with whipped cream & caramel drizzle

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6. Fog Nog LatteImage result for fog nog latte


  • Earl Grey Tea
  • Eggnog
  • Top with whipped cream




7. Christmas in a Cup Image result for christmas in a cup


  • Cinnamon Dulce Latte
  • White mocha sryup
  • Peppermint syrup
  • Chocolate whipped cream (or regular)!

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8. Raspberry Cheesecake Latte Image result for raspberry cheesecake latte


  • Starbucks latte
  • Flan syrup
  • Cinnamon Dulce syrup
  • Raspberry syrup
  • Top with caramel whip & flan drizzle


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Disclaimer: I did not try the Raspberry Cheesecake Latte, since I’m allergic to raspberry! It just looked so freakin’ good that I had to include it.  If f you’re not allergic, help a sista out & please, please, please try it for me!!!






So there you have it- order one of these, and the barista will know you are serious as a heart attack about your Starbucks order! Maybe you’ll even find your new go-to drink. 🙂


Let me know which one is your favorite! If you need me- I’ll be sipping my Gingerbread Eggnog Chai from my red cup, dreaming of tree-decorating, present-wrapping, and Christmas cookies. ❤

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