When it comes to fall Starbucks drinks, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is always the first to come to mind. However, there are other delicious autumnal fall drinks to try when you feel like switching it up from the age-old classic. These drinks on the Starbucks secret menu are full of the warm flavors that make up fall, like caramel, apple pie and pumpkin. Here are 10 of the best Starbucks fall drinks to welcome the season of sweaters, boots and football.
1. Pumpkin Pie Frappuccino
The Pumpkin Pie Frappuccino sticks with the theme of pumpkin but with a whole new drink, full of delicious fall flavors. To order it, start with the creme-based Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino. Then ask the barista to add Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (1 pump for tall, 2 for grande, 3 for venti), and add Cinnamon Dolce Sprinkles. Have the whipped cream blended into the drink, then top with extra whipped cream and Cinnamon Dolce Sprinkles! If this isn't the perfect way to celebrate fall, I don't know what is.
2. Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate
If you head to your local Starbucks during the fall months in need of a warm drink, but you're not quite feeling cup of coffee, the Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate is for you. Hot chocolate always conjures the nostalgia of a winter morning by the fire, and the pumpkin flavor adds the excitement of Halloween and pumpkin-carving. To order this nostalgic, yummy menu item, order a hot chocolate and add pumpkin spice sauce (1 pump for tall, 2 for grande, 3 for venti).
3. Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato
Another pumpkin option is the Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato, which combines the tasty flavor of pumpkin with the sweet classic of caramel. Who needs an Apple Crisp Macchiato or Salted Caramel Mocha when you can have a combo of caramel and pumpkin? To order, ask for the Caramel Macchiato, but made with Pumpkin Spice Syrup in place of Vanilla Syrup. Then have it topped with Pumpkin Spice Topping! The Pumpkin Spice Syrup isn't available year-round, so take advantage while you can.
4. Harry Potter's Pumpkin Juice
As someone who grew up religiously reading Harry Potter, few things make me as happy as getting a window into the Harry Potter universe. This fall Starbucks drink is based off the Pumpkin Juice at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. To order, ask for Pumpkin Spice Sauce (1.5 pumps for tall, 2 for grande, 3 for venti). Then ask Apple Juice to be poured to the top line, and for the cup to then be filled with ice. Enjoy a taste of the wizarding world!
5. Butterscotch Frappuccino
For those who love a good fall drink but need a break from pumpkin flavor, the Butterscotch Frappuccino is just as tasty as the many pumpkin varieties sold at our favorite coffee chain. To get this elaborate drink, ask for a creme base, with Pumpkin Spice Sauce, Caramel Syrup, and Hazelnut Syrup. For each of these, ask for 1 pump for tall, 2 for grande, 3 for venti. Then have it topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle.
6. Pumpkin Patch Latte
The Pumpkin Patch Latte is an alternative to the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, adding in a yummy twist. The PSL is made with espresso, steamed milk, fall flavors, and then whipped cream and pumpkin-pie spices. To try this version of it, ask for the PSL but steamed in Matcha Green Tea Powder. If you're feeling extra fall spirit, take home some Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, which is infused with vanilla flavor and topped with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam!
7. Pumpkin Spice Choo-Chai
Another pumpkin-themed drink, the Pumpkin Spice Choo-Chai comes at it from the tea side of things rather than espresso. Start with a Chai Tea Latte, have an extra pump of Chai, then add Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Mocha Syrup (1 pump for tall, 2 for grande, 3 for venti). Ask for whipped cream and Pumpkin Spice Powder on top! This is the perfect pick-me-up on the Starbucks fall menu.
8. Fall Mashup Frappuccino
This fall drink combines all the flavors you could want, from sweet to nutty to pumpkiny. Order it by asking for a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, add Pumpkin Spice Sauce (1 pump for tall and grande, 2 for venti), Toffee Nut Syrup (1/2 pump for tall, 1 for grande, 1.5 for venti), then top with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, mocha syrup and sea salt.
9. Fall in a Cup Latte or Frappuccino
The secret menu drink is another scrumptious fall season treat and is true to its name. To get a Fall in a Cup Latte, order the PSL, then add Caramel Syrup (1.5 pumps for tall, 2 for grande, 2.5 for venti, 3 for cold venti), Chai Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti, 2.5 for cold venti), then have it topped with whipped cream, pumpkin powder and caramel drizzle. For a Frappe, get the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino, then add Caramel Syrup (1.5 pumps for tall, 2 for grande, 3 for venti), Chai Syrup (1 pump for tall, 1.5 for grande, 2 for venti), then top with whipped cream, pumpkin powder and caramel drizzle.
10. Perfect Pumpkin Frappuccino
Last but not least, the Perfect Pumpkin Frappuccino is everything you could want in a cup. Start with a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino, then add vanilla bean powder (2 scoops for tall, 3 for grande, 4 for venti), and top with whipped cream, pumpkin spice topping and caramel drizzle. You can also add caramel drizzle around the inside of the cup for extra caramel flavor. Now you just need a pumpkin scone or pumpkin cream cheese muffin!