Starbucks is known for its infamous coffee and espresso drinks, but there definitely isn’t enough love shown for the non-coffee drinks. Being a barista myself, I’ve come to try all of the following drinks. And let me tell you…they’re amazing. So if you aren’t a huge fan of coffee or if you're just sick of the same old same old, here are some new drinks to keep your inner white girl alive and thriving.
1. Chai Tea Latte/Oprah Chai Latte
This drink is a pretty popular one. It has a chai syrup (that has a little kick to it) with a splash of hot water and steamed milk. You can get it hot or iced, both are equally as good in my opinion.
2. Caramel Apple Spice
This hot drink is my personal favorite. It tastes like childhood in a cup. It’s made with cinnamon dolce syrup and steamed apple juice, topped with whip and caramel sauce. It’s basically the best cup of apple cider you’ve ever had.
3. Zebra Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate is also a pretty common thing to get, but this is a different version of the classic Starbucks hot cocoa. It uses not only mocha syrup, but also white mocha, hence the ‘zebra’ in the name.
4. Peppermint Hot Chocolate/Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
These two are a must try, especially in the fall and winter seasons. They’re pretty self-explanatory, but not thought of a lot when it comes time to ordering. Try them…you won’t regret it.
5. Sick Tea
This drink is exactly what it says it is. Sick Teas are good for sore throats, congestion, and coughs. It’s made with steamed lemonade poured over Teavana’s Mint Majesty tea, topped with a splash of apple juice.
6. Passion Tango Tea Lemonade
I’m currently drinking this if that tells you anything…it’s Passion tea and lemonade shaken up, and you can add classic sweetener if you desire (it’s better sweetened). The color of these drinks is probably prettier than me.
7. Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino
These are very chocolatey, but amazing nonetheless. No coffee, just mocha and chocolate chips. If you’re in the mood for something milkshake-like, try this.
8. The Pink Drink
These are totally worth all the hype. It’s a strawberry refresher with coconut milk instead of water. It turns out to be a baby pink color. La la la loooove these.
9. Berry Sangria Herbal Tea
These fruity drinks are packed with flavor. They totally resemble a true sangria, not just with the flavoring but also with the berries and oranges in the drink. They are tasty af.