25 Secret Starbucks Menu Drinks Every Coffee Fanatic Can Try This Summer

What many Starbucks employees keep hush-hush about is that there is a Secret Starbucks Menu, and not too many people know about it... until now! Some of the drinks on the Secret Menu are either a combination of drinks that already exist, or they are too special to even be on the regular menu.

However, mastering the art to this secret menu is no easy task for when you're ordering as usual at Starbucks. You can't just ask for the special "Pink Drink", you have to be more specific with the ingredients. Luckily, the Starbucks Secret Menu is actually not so secret when it comes to what the recipes are. Some of these drinks will be so darn pretty that you won't even want to drink them, just post them endlessly on social media! Some of them are so colorful that you will feel like you are at an ice cream parlor rather than a typical Starbucks coffee shop.

This season, we can put the typical refreshers on hold because these cold drinks are what we need to beat the heat.

Here are 25 of the best cool summer drinks (and their recipes) to try off of the Starbucks Secret Menu.

26 Starbucks Piña Colada Tea Infusion


Refreshingly tropical, the Starbucks Piña Colada Tea Infusion is the perfect combination of the tangy and creamy taste. This pineapple treat is the cooldown on a hot summer's day.

Here's the recipe:

  • Crème Frappuccino with coconut milk to the first line
  • Pineapple infusion tea to the second line
  • Add extra ice and extra pump of crème base

Alternate recipe with vanilla:

  • Crème Frappuccino with coconut milk to the first line
  • Pineapple infusion tea to the 2nd line
  • Add vanilla bean powder (1 scoop tall, 2 grande, 3 venti)
  • Add classic syrup (½ pump tall, 1 grande,1 ½ venti)
  • Add vanilla syrup (½ pump tall, 1 grande,1 ½ venti)

25 Starbucks Rainbow Tea Infusions


Instagram has exploded with photos of customer-created rainbow drinks—pink, purple, orange, green and blue—and now Starbucks is embracing the trend. Starbucks has even released some tips on ordering one of these delicious, fruity drinks:

Pink Drink: A Strawberry Acai Starbucks Refreshers with coconut milk instead of water.

Purple Drink: A Teavana Iced Passion Tango Tea with soy milk instead of water, vanilla syrup, and blackberries.

Orange Drink: A Orange Mango Juice with vanilla bean powder and a splash of coconut milk.

Green Drink: A Teavana Ice Black Tea with coconut milk instead of water and matcha.

Blue Drink: A Teavana Iced Passion Tango Tea with soy milk instead of water and vanilla syrup.

24 Starbucks Pink Drink


Even though the Pink Drink was already mentioned in the previous entry, there are different ways to make it since it has become so popular. The Pink Drink features the sweet flavors of Strawberry Acai Refreshers with accents of passion fruit and acai combined with coconut milk and topped with a scoop of strawberries.

The recipe for a homemade Starbucks Pink Drink has the following ingredients:

  • 4 packs acai berry tea
  • 1 cup hot boiling water
  • 1/2 cup white grape juice
  • 1-2 cups unsweetened coconut milk*
  • Fresh sliced strawberries
  • Agave nectar, optional

23 Starbucks Key Lime Pie Frappuccino


Key Lime Pie is a tangy, tasty desert the originates from Key West, Florida using key limes. It has that sharp taste that wakes up your taste buds but tickles your sweet tooth. It is a classic dessert that would definitely be classified under Southern comfort food.

Here's the recipe for a grande:

  • Start with Cool Lime juice to the bottom black line
  • Whole milk to the second black line
  • 2 pumps white mocha
  • 2 pumps vanilla syrup
  • 1 pump of cinnamon dolce syrup
  • Whipped cream blended in
  • Top with whipped cream and toasted coconut if available

22 Starbucks The Red Starburst

Everyone's favorite Starburst candy is typically the strawberry or cherry flavors. Starbucks figured, "why not make a drink out of it?" Starburst has always been a classic candy favorite because who doesn't love the chewy candy every now and then? This chilly blended beverage not only looks amazing, but it tastes amazing.

Here's the recipe:

  • Blended Strawberry Lemonade (Lemonade and strawberry flavoring)
  • Add Vanilla Bean Powder (1 scoop for a tall, 1.5 for grande and 2 for venti)
  • Add Raspberry syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)

21 Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino

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The Unicorn Frappuccino at Starbucks was one of the biggest fads to come out of the franchise. Because after all, who doesn't love unicorns and bright-colored beverages? When it came out, it caused a social media storm with never-ending hashtags all over Instagram.

Reminiscent of cotton candy, the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino is a very brightly colored purple drink drizzled in blue syrup. Though the recipe was meant to be kept hush hush, we have managed to recover it anyway.

Unicorn Frappuccino Recipe:

  • Crème base Frappuccino
  • Mango Syrup
  • Colored with unicorn pink powder
  • Blue Drizzle made from white mocha, classic syrup, and sour unicorn blue powder
  • Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with blue and pink unicorn dust

20 Starbucks Mermaid Frappuccino

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In continuation of the trend of mythical creatures, the Mermaid Frappuccino broke out on the social media scene after the Unicorn Frappuccino was released at Starbucks. This seems only fitting since the original logo for Starbucks was a mermaid with a twin tail.

The Starbucks Mermaid Frappuccino is a mix of bright pink berry with green matcha drizzled around the cup and it tastes just as delicious as it looks. There are two versions: the non-drizzle and the drizzle recipe.

Mermaid Frappuccino Recipe:

  • Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
  • Add freeze-dried whole blackberries
  • Line the cup with the green mixed drizzle (recipe below)
  • Top with whipped cream and additional drizzle or matcha powder

Drizzle Recipe:

  • 8 pumps of white mocha sauce
  • 3 pumps toasted coconut syrup
  • 3 heaping scoops of matcha
  • Mix in a pitcher until smooth and pour into gravity bottle

19 Starbucks Cotton Candy Frappuccino

If you are making a run for coffee but your kids want something sweet, there is a non-caffeinated version of this. Everyone in the world knows that cotton candy is nothing but pure sugar. This is basically, just a vanilla, raspberry frappuccino but the texture and the colors are all reminiscent of that classic carnival treat.

Here’s the recipe from Starbucks:

  • Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
  • Add Raspberry Syrup (1 pump tall, 1.5 pumps grande, 2 pumps venti)

Here's the recipe if you want to make it at home (non-coffee version):

  • 2c Ice
  • 3/4c milk - use whatever you want, to get it a little bit creamier; use Half & Half or whipping cream
  • 3tbsp Torani Raspberry Syrup (I put an equal amount of each syrup, but feel free to mix it up to get the flavor you want)
  • 3tbsp Torani Vanilla Syrup
  • Simple Syrup to taste
  • Pinch of Xantham Gum (optional)

18 Starbucks S'Mores Frappuccino


Everyone's favorite campfire treat has now turned into an icy cool smoothie. The Starbucks S'Mores Frappuccino is layered with “marshmallow-infused whipped cream and milk chocolate sauce; a creamy blend of graham cracker, coffee, milk and ice; and is finished off with more marshmallow whipped cream and a graham cracker crumble,” according to a statement released by Starbucks.

The drink is “inspired by the nostalgic summer experience of roasting S’mores.” If this does not want to make you go camping, then nothing will.

Here's the recipe:

  • Java Chip Frappuccino (or double chocolate chip if preferred)
  • 1 pump of Cinnamon Dolce syrup
  • 1 pump of Toffee Nut syrup
  • Whipped cream blended in
  • Top with whipped cream and Cinnamon Dolce sprinkles

17 Starbucks Rainbow Sherbet Frappuccino


For anyone who doesn't always love ice cream could have sherbet as an alternative. Unlike a chocolate or caramel taste, sherbet has that fruity, tangy taste that just melts in your mouth. You get all colors of the rainbow at that.

The Starbucks Rainbow Sherbet Frappuccino was accidentally designed by Drew M of the Colorado and Los Robles Starbucks in Pasadena, just like many other great things in history that were discovered by accidents.

Here's the recipe:

  • Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino made with orange refresher instead of strawberry purée
  • Add one pump of Peach Syrup
  • Add one pump of Raspberry Syrup
  • One scoop of Vanilla Bean Powder
  • Three pumps of Crème Base
  • Add ice and blend

16 Starbucks Berry Forest Smoothie


This smoothie is perfect for anyone who is in the mood for something fruity and looking for a change from all the strawberry and orange flavors on this list. The Starbucks Berry Forest Smoothie is full of flavor and is perfect as a morning starter or after the gym pick me up.

If you don't have time to grab a bite to eat, this smoothie is sure to tide you over.

Here's the recipe:

  • Strawberry Smoothie
  • Made with passion tea instead of milk
  • Add 2 pumps of Raspberry Syrup
  • Add berries (2 scoops, 3 if you like it extra fruity)

15 Starbucks Matcha Lemonade

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Match Green Tea is the way to go for those who aren't big of coffee, and it is a healthy and refreshing pick me up when summer is at the height of the heat. What makes it even better is when you substitute the water for lemonade in the recipe.

The green cup for the summer is relatively simple to make. It was introduced as part of the Cups of Kindness campaign in collaboration with Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation.

Here's the recipe:

  • Matcha Green Tea Powder
  • Lemonade
  • Shaken with ice

14 Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream Frappuccino

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Coffee flavored ice cream couldn't be more appropriate because, well Starbucks is a coffee shop after all (well, duh). The Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream Frappuccino is rich in creaminess and strong coffee or espresso flavor. Any coffee lover with a sweet tooth will see it as the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Here’s the recipe:

  • White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
  • Add 2 extra pumps of Frappuccino Roast
  • Add 1 shot espresso
  • Add java chips (3 scoops tall, 4 grande, 5 venti)
  • Optional for extra creaminess: sub half and half for milk or blend with some whipped cream

13 Starbucks Strawberry Express Frappuccino

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Strawberry lovers rejoice! The Starbucks Strawberry Express Frappuccino has the best of both worlds: caffeine to get you through the day and the perfect blend of strawberry bliss. Whipped cream is optional, but it adds to the fluffy goodness of this type of smoothie.

With delicious strawberry and just the right amount of espresso, this will ensure that you won't be falling asleep too soon.

Here’s the recipe:

  • Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino
  • Add Frappuccino Roast (1 pump tall, 2 grande, 3 venti)
  • Add extra Strawberry flavoring

12 Starbucks Cherry Blossom Frappuccino

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The Starbucks Cherry Blossom Frappuccino started out as a big hit in Japan (which was known as the Sakura Frappuccino). While the Cherry Blossom Frappuccino was modeled after the Sakura Frappuccino, it is not exactly the same, unfortunately. We don’t have the Sakura flakes here in North America.

Though it was "available" at Starbucks for only five days, the ingredients are still around to order it on the DL.

Here’s the recipe:

  • Strawberries and Crème Frappuccino
  • Line the cup with a drizzle made from the white mocha sauce and matcha powder
  • Top with whipped cream and matcha powder

11 Starbucks Dragon Frappuccino

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After the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino's reign came to an end, people were still wanting to see more of a mythical beverage from Starbucks. The magical Dragon Frappuccino was concocted by some creative Baristas to ease the disappointment for those looking to order the Unicorn Frappuccino.

The Starbucks Dragon Frappuccino bright green with purple drizzled along the cup. The recipe varies from store to store depending on what ingredients are on hand.

Here’s the recipe that’s most common recipe being distributed:

  • Green Tea Frappuccino
  • Add vanilla bean powder
  • A swirl of berry syrup at the bottom of the cup
  • Top with whipped cream and purple sprinkles
  • Optional: Add coconut syrup

Here’s the recipe we recommend since you’re unlikely to find berry syrup:

  • Green Tea Frappuccino
  • Add vanilla bean powder
  • Swirl made from white mocha syrup and dried berries drizzled around the cup
  • Top with whipped cream and purple drizzle
  • Optional: Add coconut syrup

10 Starbucks Fruity Pebbles Frappuccino

Fruity Pebbles was a childhood favorite alongside Fruit Loops and Lucky Charms. Starbucks managed to create a Fruity Pebble Frappuccino that tastes just like the cereal that you loved growing up as a kid.

Here’s the recipe:

  • Start with a Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino
  • Add Vanilla Syrup (2 pumps tall, 2.5 pumps grande, 3 pumps venti)
  • Add Raspberry Syrup (1/2 pump tall, 1 pump grande, 1.5 pumps venti)
  • Add Classic Syrup (1/2 pump tall, 1 pump grande, 1.5 pumps venti)
  • Optional: Have the Barista throw in a bit of orange mango juice as well for extra fruit flavor

9 Starbucks Matcha Pink Drink

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This past summer, Instagram feeds everywhere were overtaken with the Pink Drink, Purple Drink, Orange Drink and even Green Drink and Blue Drink. Now, those 2-D, one-tone drinks are now a thing of the past.

This ombre drink will paint all kinds of different colors on your Instagram feed. With the popularity of the Pink Drink, Starbucks thought it was only appropriate to create this new Matcha Pink Drink with the extra addition of matcha coconut at the bottom.

The recipe for this rainbow concoction is:

  • 3 parts traditional Pink Drink (Strawberry Acai Refresher with coconut milk)
  • Atop 1 part matcha coconut milk on the rocks

8 Starbucks Strawberry Sunset Refresher


The Starbucks Sunset Refresher adds a fizzy twist to the typical beverages that you are used to drinking from Starbucks. Not every summer day is a bright one. Sometimes there are those days when the sun hides behind the clouds and lets it rain. That is when you need something creative to brighten up your day.

This colorful and citrusy drink is a colorful way to make you feel more cheery.

Here’s the recipe:

  • Cool Lime Refresher to the first line
  • Lemonade to the second line and a few pieces of lime
  • Top up with ice and black tea

7 Starbucks Arnold Palmer

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An Arnold Palmer is a refreshing drink consisting of iced tea and lemonade. It was popularized when the great American golfer Arnold Palmer who would always order the drink while he was on tour.

The Starbucks Arnold Palmer is also known as the shaken sweet tea lemonade was available at the Sunbelt states for a limited amount of time. Luckily, we can still indulge any time we want to because we have uncovered the recipe.

Here’s the recipe:

  • Half iced black tea
  • Half lemonade
  • Classic syrup (1.5 pumps tall, 2 pumps grande, 3 pumps venti)

6 Starbucks Fruit Punch Refresher


What could possibly be better after a day of running around outside on a hot summer day than an ice-cold fruit punch? The Starbucks Fruit Punch Refresher has the pick me up of a refresher for those "meh" days where you need something a little extra.

Here’s the recipe:

  • Start with a Valencia Orange Refresher (including orange slices), with a tad more water than orange
  • Add Raspberry Syrup (1 pump for a tall, 2 pumps for a grande, 3 pumps for a venti)
  • Add Peach Syrup (1 pump for a tall, 1.5 for a grande, 2 for a venti)
  • Shake and enjoy

5 Starbucks Fuzzy Peach Tea

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The Starbucks Fuzzy Peach Refresher is a refreshing yet flirty way to enjoy your day and forget your worries. It is so light and refreshing, that you will never want the glass to become empty.

On the DL, Starbucks actually now carried peach syrup where you can substitute that for any regular syrup. But shhhh. Don't go telling too many people otherwise the secret is out.

Here’s the recipe:

  • Passion Iced Tea made with half water and half orange mango purée w/light ice
  • Peach syrup instead of the classic syrup

4 Starbucks Mango Frappuccino


To add a tropical twist to their already decadent menu, Starbucks now has the Mango Frappuccino on their secret menu. Mango lovers can rejoice because now they have an alternative choice if they are not feeling the Black Mango tea on the Starbucks menu.

So many people were ecstatic to hear that the Starbucks Mango Frappuccino was added to their menu because it makes you feel like you are going on a tropical vacation, even when you're not.

Here’s the recipe:

  • Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
  • Made with one less scoop of vanilla bean powder
  • Add mango syrup (3 pumps tall, 4 venti, 5 grande)

3 Starbucks Shirley Temple

A Shirley Temple is one of the most popular mocktails out there. It's that drink that kids can order at the bar to feel like a grown-up. Most versions of the Shirley Temple are made out of some kind of ale. For most of us who don't have a Fizzio machine at the local Starbucks, there are some non-ale versions to enjoy.

How to order:

  • Orange Mango Lemonade (strawberry lemonade made with orange mango)
  • Blend
  • Add one pump of raspberry syrup affogato on top

How to order (ale):

  • Orange Mango Lemonade, made with half lemonade, half lemon ale
  • Blend
  • Add one pump of raspberry syrup affogato on top

2 Starbucks Peach Apple Lemonade


Ever been curious about what peach, apple, and lemons all taste like when blended together in one? The seasonal ingredients are yours for the taking.

The Starbucks Peach Apple Lemonade is another great recipe for summertime available in both caffeinated and non-caffeinated versions. This refreshing drink is both kid-friendly and adult-friendly. If you are looking for a different taste to your regular lemonade, this is the way to go.

Here’s the recipe:

  • Lemonade to first line
  • Apple juice to second line
  • Add peach syrup (3 pumps tall, 5 grande, 7 venti)

1 Starbucks Italian Soda

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Italian Soda is arguably better than American soda because it has a variety of flavors and that exotic taste. The beautiful part is that you can customize it into any flavor that you'd like. Some suggestions include raspberry, peach, caramel or vanilla, but you can use any syrup flavor of your choice. Get a taste of Italy in your own backyard.

Here’s the recipe:

  • Purchase a Perrier carbonated water
  • Add 3-4 pumps of your choice of syrup to a grande cup over ice
  • Have the barista pour in the Perrier
  • Top with whipped cream if desired

References: starbuckssecretmenu.net, Delish, nutmegnanny.com

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