Starbucks Secret Menu for Christmas

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Starbucks and the Christmas Coffee

Starbucks introduced its first Christmas blend in 1984, marking the beginning of a beloved holiday tradition. This special blend was crafted to capture the essence of the holiday season, featuring spicy and sweet notes from aged Sumatran beans. Over the years, Starbucks has expanded its holiday offerings, introducing seasonal favorites like the Peppermint Mocha and Gingerbread Latte. These festive beverages have become a hallmark of the holiday season, eagerly anticipated by customers worldwide and showcasing Starbucks’ knack for creating seasonal experiences that enhance the joy of the holidays.

The Best Starbucks Secret Menu for Christmas

You know it’s Christmas time when you walk past your local Starbucks and smell that gingerbread or peppermint mocha! This festive collection of secret menu drinks is a secret list of drinks that bring the festive party to your cup. From the Peppermint Mocha Twist to the Gingerbread Latte Reinvented, each secret menu item is taking you one step beyond the normal Starbucks menu and into the world of Santa Clause 😃. Whether you’re craving something sweet, spicy, or a little bit of both, there’s a special secret holiday drink waiting just for you. Enjoy your Christmas with Starbucks’ secret holiday menu below!

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How To Order Christmas Drinks From The Starbucks Secret Menu

If you’re new to the fast food secrets world, we’ve got you covered. Ordering your Starbucks drink is pretty easy:

  • Have you heard of ____________ drink?
  • -If Yes, then you’re golden!
  • -If No, then continue with the instructions we provide next to each drink. The instructions give the Barista familiar combinations they already know so the list can make their jobs easier.

The best part about Starbucks and their Rewards App, is that if you place the order with the Barista, the entire order will be saved on your phone, so you can mobile order or pickup anytime without repeating the awkward encounter.

Drink NameDrink TypeDescriptionHow to Order
Candy Cane Cold Foam Cold BrewHot / Cold Coffee DrinkEnjoy the iconic holiday flavor in a refreshing new way. Peppermint syrup and white chocolate in cold foam top a bold cold brew for a minty, invigorating treat.• Order a Cold Brew
• Add Peppermint Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti in the cold foam)
• Ask for Cold Foam to be made with White Chocolate Mocha Sauce
• Top the foam with crushed candy cane pieces
Candy Cane FrappuccinoFrappucinoExperience the joy of candy canes in drink form with this refreshingly minty Frappuccino. A perfect blend of coffee, milk, and peppermint, topped off with whipped cream.• Order a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
• Add Peppermint Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Blend and top with whipped cream
Caramel Brulée TeaTeaThis innovative tea blend provides a warm, caramel-infused experience, combining Starbucks' beloved Caramel Brulée flavors with your choice of tea.• Start with your choice of hot tea
• Add Caramel Brulée Sauce (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)
• Finish with a touch of steamed milk
Chestnut Praline Chai Tea LatteTeaThis drink blends the warmth of chai with the seasonal flavor of chestnut praline, making it a comforting, spiced beverage sure to brighten a cold day.• Start with a Chai Tea Latte
• Add Chestnut Praline Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and praline crumbs
Christmas Cookie FrappuccinoFrappucinoA frappe that tastes like freshly baked Christmas cookies, combining vanilla and hazelnut syrups with a coffee base, and finished with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle.• Order a Coffee Frappuccino
• Add Vanilla Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Add Hazelnut Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and caramel drizzle
Cinnamon Swirl LatteHot / Cold Coffee DrinkA comfort-filled beverage that combines the warmth of cinnamon dolce with the richness of caramel brulée syrup, finished with a frothy top and caramel drizzle.• Start with a Caffe Latte
• Add Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Add Caramel Brulée Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and caramel brulée topping
Eggnog ChaiTeaCombining the spicy warmth of chai with the creamy richness of eggnog, this drink is a holiday hug in a cup. It's a perfect blend of tradition and comfort, ideal for chilly evenings.• Start with a Chai Tea Latte
• Ask to substitute milk with eggnog
• Top with whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg
Elf’s Delight Iced CoffeeHot / Cold Coffee DrinkA playful twist on iced coffee, with white mocha and peppermint syrup, creating a sweet, minty beverage that's as delightful as Santa's helpers.• Start with an Iced Coffee
• Add White Chocolate Mocha Sauce (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Add Peppermint Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and red and green sprinkles
Elf’s Eggnog Creme FrappuccinoFrappucinoEnjoy the flavors of eggnog in a frosty blend, made with Eggnog Creme Frappuccino base, with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top for a holiday treat.• Order an Eggnog Creme Frappuccino
• Add Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and cinnamon
Festive Peppermint Matcha LatteTeaEnergize your holiday season with this Matcha Green Tea Latte, infused with peppermint for a minty touch, and topped with red holiday sprinkles for a festive look.• Start with a Matcha Green Tea Latte
• Add Peppermint Syrup (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and red holiday sprinkles
Fireside MochaHot ChocolateFeel the warmth of the fire without the flame with this toasty blend of dark chocolate mocha, toasted marshmallow syrup, and steamed milk, topped with a smoky sprinkle of cocoa powder.• Start with a Hot Chocolate
• Add Toasted Marshmallow Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Add Mocha Sauce (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder
Frosty FrappuccinoFrappucinoInspired by the joy of building a snowman, this Vanilla Bean Frappuccino is enhanced with white chocolate sauce and topped with a festive blue sprinkle blend.• Start with a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
• Add White Chocolate Mocha Sauce (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and blue holiday sprinkles
Frosty's Favorite CappuccinoHot / Cold Coffee DrinkAn invigorating cappuccino with a hint of peppermint and vanilla, perfect for snowy days. A true winter delight that Frosty the Snowman would approve of.• Start with a Cappuccino
• Add Peppermint Syrup (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande)
• Add Vanilla Syrup (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande)
• Top with a light dusting of cocoa powder
Ginger Snap FrappuccinoFrappucinoThis no-coffee frappe captures the essence of ginger snap cookies with gingerbread and cinnamon dolce flavors, blended with milk and ice for a refreshingly spiced treat.• Order a Creme Frappuccino
• Add Gingerbread Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Add Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon
Gingerbread Dream FrappuccinoFrappucinoA frozen delight that brings the warmth of gingerbread into a cool, creamy Frappuccino. Topped with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon, it's a holiday dream come true in every sip.• Start with a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
• Add Gingerbread Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Add Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon
Gingerbread Eggnog LatteHot / Cold Coffee DrinkA festive concoction that combines the rich taste of eggnog with the spicy sweetness of gingerbread, perfect for those who love to mix holiday classics.• Order an Eggnog Latte
• Add Gingerbread Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Finish with a sprinkle of nutmeg on top
Gingerbread Hot CocoaHot ChocolateThis non-coffee option warms you with the rich flavors of chocolate and gingerbread, making it perfect for sipping while wrapping presents or enjoying holiday lights.• Start with a Hot Chocolate
• Add Gingerbread Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg
Holly Berry FrappuccinoFrappucinoBlend the sweetness of Strawberries & Cream Frappuccino with the holiday spirit by adding peppermint and matcha green tea powder for a berry festive and colorful treat.• Start with a Strawberries & Cream Frappuccino
• Add Peppermint Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Add Matcha Green Tea Powder (0.5 scoop for tall, 1 scoop for grande, 1.5 scoops for venti)
• Top with whipped cream
Holly Jolly LatteTeaMatcha and peppermint make for a merry duo in this bright green latte, a fun and festive way to enjoy your caffeine and get into the holiday spirit.• Order a Matcha Green Tea Latte
• Add Peppermint Syrup (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream
Iced Snickerdoodle LatteHot / Cold Coffee DrinkThis latte captures the essence of the beloved snickerdoodle cookie with a cold espresso blend, cinnamon dolce, and white mocha syrup, topped with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar.• Start with an Iced Caffe Latte
• Add Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Add White Chocolate Mocha Sauce (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar
Jolly Gingerbread LatteHot / Cold Coffee DrinkWarm spices meet espresso in this gingerbread-infused latte, garnished with whipped cream and a pinch of gingerbread spice.• Start with a Caffe Latte
• Add Gingerbread Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg
Merry Mint MochaHot / Cold Coffee DrinkElevate your mocha experience with this mint-infused coffee that's as merry as it is refreshing. A fabulous blend of chocolate, peppermint, and espresso.• Start with a Mocha
• Add Peppermint Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and red and white sprinkles
Midnight Mint MochaHot / Cold Coffee DrinkDive into the decadence of this secret menu item that combines the deepest flavors of mocha and mint, reminiscent of a serene, starlit winter night. A perfect blend for those who love the invigorating chill of mint paired with rich chocolate.• Start with a Mocha • Add Peppermint Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Add Extra Mocha Sauce (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of dark chocolate bits
Mistletoe RefresherRefresherA jolly mixture of Cool Lime Refresher, coconut milk, and peppermint syrup, making it an uplifting and festive drink that's perfect for holiday shopping breaks.• Start with a Cool Lime Refresher
• Substitute water with coconut milk
• Add Peppermint Syrup (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)
• Add a lime wheel for decoration
North Pole Vanilla Bean FrappuccinoFrappucinoTake a trip to the North Pole with this Vanilla Bean Frappuccino enhanced with peppermint syrup and topped with a chocolate whipped cream and candy cane pieces.• Start with a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
• Add Peppermint Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with chocolate whipped cream and candy cane pieces
Nutcracker LatteHot / Cold Coffee DrinkA warm embrace of espresso, steamed milk, and chestnut praline syrup, sprinkled with crushed hazelnuts and a dash of cinnamon. This latte is like a dance of flavors in your mouth, reminiscent of a festive ballet.• Start with a Caffe Latte
• Add Chestnut Praline Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and crushed hazelnuts
Peppermint Bark LatteHot / Cold Coffee DrinkThis holiday special mixes the distinct flavors of white chocolate, peppermint, and espresso, topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate curls for a festive touch.• Start with a White Chocolate Mocha
• Add Peppermint Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and dark chocolate curls
Peppermint Bark Tea LatteTeaEnjoy the essence of a holiday favorite with this black tea latte that blends dark chocolate and peppermint, yielding a refreshing and decadently layered drink.• Start with a Black Tea Latte
• Add Mocha Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Add Peppermint Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings
Peppermint Brownie MochaHot / Cold Coffee DrinkA holiday dessert in a cup, combining the espresso and chocolate of a mocha with peppermint and a pump of toffee nut syrup for a brownie-like flavor.• Start with a Mocha
• Add Peppermint Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Add Toffee Nut Syrup (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and a mocha drizzle
Peppermint Cocoa Cold BrewHot / Cold Coffee DrinkCold brew coffee gets a festive twist with peppermint and mocha, served over ice and topped with sweet cream for a refreshing holiday treat.• Order a Cold Brew
• Add Peppermint Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Add Mocha Sauce (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)
• Top with vanilla sweet cream
Peppermint Cocoa ShakeFrappucinoCool down with this holiday-themed shake that blends the rich flavors of mocha and peppermint into a creamy, frothy delight, perfectly topped with a cloud of whipped cream.• Start with a Chocolate Frappuccino
• Add Peppermint Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings
Peppermint Patty MochaHot / Cold Coffee DrinkThis delightful twist on a classic mocha introduces a peppermint twist, creating a drink that's reminiscent of a chocolatey, minty peppermint patty. Perfect for warming up during the holiday season.• Start with a Mocha
• Add Peppermint Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and chocolate curls
Peppermint White Hot ChocolateHot ChocolateA dreamy, creamy twist on traditional hot chocolate, infused with white chocolate and peppermint flavors for a festive and cozy treat.• Start with a White Hot Chocolate
• Add Peppermint Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and peppermint candy pieces
Rudolph's Caramel Apple SpiceTeaThis delish twist on the classic Caramel Apple Spice includes extra cinnamon dolce syrup, warming you up like Rudolph's red nose.• Order a Caramel Apple Spice
• Add Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and caramel drizzle
Santa's Secret BrewFrappucinoA festive frappuccino that combines coffee with the rich flavors of caramel brulée and mocha, topped with a cloud of whipped cream and a dash of holiday spirit (sprinkles).• Order a Caramel Brulée Frappuccino
• Add Mocha Sauce (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and Christmas sprinkles
Silent Night CappuccinoHot / Cold Coffee DrinkA comforting cappuccino for long winter nights, flavored with caramel brulée and cinnamon dolce syrups, and dusted with a sparkle of gold sugar for a bit of holiday magic.• Start with a Cappuccino
• Add Caramel Brulée Syrup (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)
• Add Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and gold sugar crystals
Silent Nightcap TeaTea A calming herbal tea mixed with steamed lemonade and a hint of peppermint syrup, perfect for winding down on a cold winter's night.• Start with a Herbal Tea
• Add steamed Lemonade
• Add Peppermint Syrup (0.5 pump regardless of size)
Snowball MochaHot / Cold Coffee DrinkWhite chocolate mocha combined with coconut syrup, topped with whipped cream and coconut flakes, makes a drink that's as fun as a snowball fight.• Start with a White Chocolate Mocha
• Add Coconut Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and coconut flakes
Spiced Apple HolidayRefresherThis warm, inviting drink captures the essence of apple pie a la mode, featuring steamed apple juice with cinnamon dolce syrup, crowned with vanilla cream foam for a pie-crust finish.• Start with steamed Apple Juice
• Add Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with Vanilla Sweet Cream Foam
• Finish with a dash of cinnamon on top
Spiced Apple OolongTeaThis refreshing oolong tea blend showcases the crisp, tart notes of apple juice with the subtle warmth of holiday spices, served over ice for a brisk winter refresher.• Start with an Iced Oolong Tea
• Add Apple Juice to the halfway mark
• Add Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)
• Finish with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top
Sugar Plum MacchiatoHot / Cold Coffee DrinkDive into the magic of The Nutcracker with this berries and cream flavored iced macchiato, layered with vanilla and raspberry syrup, evoking the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.• Start with an Iced Vanilla Bean Macchiato
• Add Raspberry Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Layer with berries mix
Toasted Marshmallow Hot ChocolateHot ChocolateChocolate and toasted marshmallow syrup mingle in this creamy hot chocolate, finished with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle.• Start with a Hot Chocolate
• Add Toasted Marshmallow Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and mocha drizzle
Toasty Caramel Nut Hot ChocolateHot ChocolateA comforting hot chocolate with added toffee nut and caramel syrups, making each sip a rich, nutty, and caramel-infused delight perfect for cozy evenings.• Start with a Hot Chocolate
• Add Toffee Nut Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Add Caramel Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle
Velvet Snow CreamHot / Cold Coffee DrinkSavory red velvet cake in liquid form, this creamy concoction combines White Chocolate Mocha with raspberry syrup, adorned with a snowy cap of whipped cream.• Start with a White Chocolate Mocha
• Add Raspberry Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and red velvet cake crumbles (if available)
White Chocolate Gingerbread LatteHot / Cold Coffee DrinkThis latte blends the spice of gingerbread and the sweetness of white chocolate for a delectable holiday treat, crowned with whipped cream and gingerbread spice.• Start with a Gingerbread Latte
• Add White Chocolate Mocha Sauce (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and a dash of gingerbread spice
Winter Berry RefresherRefresherA cool, sparkling mix of the Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher with added peppermint syrup, creating a unique holiday drink that's both refreshing and festive.• Start with a Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher
• Add Peppermint Syrup (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)
Winter Citrus TeaTeaA vibrant blend of herbal tea with steamed lemonade, honey, and a hint of peppermint syrup, offering a comforting citrus embrace to fend off the winter chill.• Order a Honey Citrus Mint Tea
• Add Peppermint Syrup (0.5 pump for all sizes)
Winter Wonderland LatteHot / Cold Coffee DrinkA cozy latte that tastes like a serene winter morning. White chocolate and peppermint blend smoothly with espresso for a sip of holiday magic.• Start with a White Chocolate Mocha
• Add Peppermint Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti)
• Top with whipped cream and holiday sprinkles
Yuletide Tea FusionTeaA festive blend of herbal tea, steamed apple juice, cinnamon, and caramel syrup for a soothing, spiced treat that's perfect for sipping beside the fire.• Order a Steamed Apple Juice
• Add a bag of your favorite Herbal Tea
• Add Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)
• Add Caramel Syrup (0.5 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti)