Amid midterms, papers and late nights, college students can forget the nostalgia of autumn. Try these seven off-menu Starbucks drinks to live fall to it’s fullest and get the caffeine kick you need to make it through the semester.
Pumpkin patch matcha latte
- This drink is a fun, not-too-sweet fall twist on a classic latte. It’s the perfect morning matcha green tea pick-me-up.
- What to order: Classic latte with a pump of pumpkin spice and matcha powder steamed in
- “I love it. I am not even a big fan of matcha, but this is light and yummy,” said senior peace studies and kinesiology major Nika Darrin.
Pumpkin hot chocolate
- Straight from the Starbucks Secret Menu, this drink is for non-coffee lovers. It’s a unique gingerbread twist to classic hot chocolate.
- What to order: Hot chocolate with a pump of pumpkin spice
- “It’s more interesting than a normal hot chocolate. It’s not overly sweet and tastes like fall,” said freshman peace studies major Natalia Ventura.
Cinnamon roll frappuccino
- Recommended by sophomore film major Ally Vance, this drink is for you if you’re looking for something sweet, cold and full of cinnamon.
- What to order: Vanilla bean frappuccino with a pump of cinnamon dolce syrup
- “It’s freaky how much this tastes like a cinnamon roll and I dig it,” said sophomore political science major Hannah Richardson.
Pumpkin cinnamon chai
- If you can’t have lactose, this is the drink for you. Suggested by a Starbucks worker, this chai latte tastes best with soy milk. It has subtle but delicious notes of spice and pumpkin.
- What to order: Chai tea latte with soy milk, add one pump off pumpkin spice syrup and one pump of cinnamon dolce syrup.
White raspberry latte
- This drink is great for anyone looking for the warmth of fall through mellow, fruity flavors.
- What to order: Classic latte, add a pump each of white mocha and raspberry syrup. Ask for half pumps to cut back on the sweetness
Caramel pumpkin macchiato
- From the Starbucks Secret Menu, this is a sweet macchiato with an espresso kick. It’s perfect for pumpkin and caramel lovers.
- What to order: Caramel macchiato with ice made with pumpkin spice syrup instead of vanilla
- “It tastes just like pumpkin pie filling on ice,” said senior political science major Justin Robinson.
Pumpkin pie frappuccino
- Recommended by sophomore film major Ally Vance, this drink captures the nostalgia of pumpkin pie in a frappuccino and is great for sugar lovers.
- What to order: Cream-based Frappuccino with a pump each of pumpkin spice and white mocha syrup.