Rare Starbucks drinks you should try if you get the chance (What are the rarest Starbucks drinks? + FAQs)

Just because you are a regular at Starbucks, it doesn’t mean you should only stick to the classic coffee order. This thought led to an important question: What is the rarest Starbucks drink?

I love my Starbucks orders, but even my love cannot prevent me from the boredom that happens when I only stick to one or two constant orders. A change is always as good as a rest, and the ultimate surprise change for me was that Starbucks has a wide array of very unique drinks that were worth trying.

It is even impossible to keep track of their entire menu – which is the reason why I show you just a few of my favorite rare Starbucks choices that are worth your hard-earned money.

9 rare Starbucks drinks you should try if you get the chance

Rose Gold Refresher

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This drink looks refreshing and lives up to its appearance, despite the lighter fruit flavors it contains. To get it, ask for a Mango Dragonfruit Refresher without inclusions or water. substitute the inclusions with two pumps of raspberry syrup, two pumps of classic syrup, and peach juice.

Nitro Cascara Cloud

Unlike most of the options here, you will only find this drink on the Starbucks Reserve Bar menu and special Roasteries. The drink consists of cold brew coffee infused with nitrogen and vanilla bean syrup, as well as a cascara syrup and milk cold foam. Its topping is made from cascara sugar.

The overall flavor profile of the drink is hints of berries in a dark chocolate body that is refreshing and worth a try.

Mermaid Frappuccino

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This is one of the dreamiest and most colorful Starbucks drink offerings I have tried, and that is saying a lot because I have experimented with their different menus and modifications. If you want to get it, ask for a Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino, then add blackberries (the best ones are freeze-dried).

Additionally, request the barista to add a drizzle mix of matcha powder, toasted coconut syrup, and white mocha sauce, then add toppings of whipped cream, matcha powder, or extra drizzle.

Apple Martini Refresher

If you are into the Keto diet, finding a Keto-friendly drink or meal can be a challenging task sometimes – but this Starbucks drink is a great option for your needs. Even though you may associate apples with the fall season, this drink works well at any time of the year.

To get it, ask the barista for a Venti size Kiwi Starfruit Lemonade. The addition will be three apple syrup pumps, as well as light lemonade to top things off.

Strawberry Shortcake Latte

If you are a fan of strawberries and lattes like I am, then this drink may end up among your favorite treats. Combining crunchy biscuits, sweet vanilla, and tangy strawberries, you can get it by asking for a Venti-size Iced Latte that contains blended strawberry puree.

Ask for the addition of one classic syrup pump and three brown sugar pumps, then ask for a topping of blended strawberry puree and vanilla sweet cream cold foam. To finish it, add salted brown butter and strawberries to get a crunchy finish.

Thin Mint Frappuccino

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If you are experiencing withdrawal symptoms from the famous Girl Scout cookie this drink gets its name from, you can try this drink as a worthy substitution. To get it, ask for a Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino, then add honey, java chips, one mint syrup pump, and two chocolate syrup pumps.

Purple drink

In honor of my favorite color, this tea drink will be right up your alley if you love passion fruit-flavored drinks. To get it, ask the barista for a passion iced tea, then add blackberries, vanilla syrup, and soy milk for some sweet thickness without being too overpowering.

Blue Drink

If you thought the Purple Drink was rare, this qualifies even more, despite the surprising simplicity of making it. All you need to do is ask for a Passion Iced tea, and then add soy milk and vanilla syrup.

Valentine Frappuccino

As a drink that is inspired by the holiday of love, this drink changes a crème and strawberry frappe into an extra-pink offering thanks to the addition of raspberry pumps. It also contains blackberry on the top, vanilla bean in the middle, and whipped cream as a finisher.

Informative section

What is the rarest Starbucks drink?

It is hard to say as different Starbucks locations have customized menus, but the rarest drink I have seen is the Cherry Pie Frappuccino. Originating from Japan, this drink combines pie crumbles, vanilla crème base, whipped cream, and cherry compote.

Can you order a rare drink on the Starbucks app?

Yes, you can order them on the app. This is by ensuring you specify the ingredients you want the drink to contain and adding it to your cart.


I have only scratched the surface of rare Starbucks drinks on this list, but they should provide you with a good starting point if you want to experiment with your orders. Enjoy!

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