Part of the fun of having a go-to coffee spot like Starbucks is being able to order their secret menu items. Because if you know, you know. (And if you don’t, that’s why we’re here).
Starbucks’ secret menu can quite frankly be a little overwhelming. There are seemingly endless concoctions to explore: crazy orders like the Unicorn Frappuccino, unexpected flavors like the Juniper Lemonade, and niche creations like the Butterbeer Latte.
Then there are the colors of the rainbow. It all started with Pink Drink, then came Orange Drink, Purple Drink, Green Drink, and finally: Blue Drink. Along with the rest of the gang of colorful, Instagrammable secret menu drinks, Starbucks Blue Drink has become a popular order among secret menu lovers. Because who doesn’t love sipping on a colorful concoction?
If you’re feeling blue (in a good way), here’s how to order one.
Ordering a Blue Drink at Starbucks
The good news is, this blue-hued beauty is far less complicated than many of Starbucks’ secret menu items. Not to be confused with the new Blue Raspberry Cloud Frappuccino – which Starbucks just released for a limited time in the UK – this Blue Drink is here to stay, and it only takes three ingredients to make one.
To get your hands on the Starbucks Blue Drink, here’s how to order it:
- Iced Passion Tango Tea
- Sub soy milk for water
- Add vanilla syrup
That’s it! The cream coloring of the soy milk blended with the vibrant reddish-pink coloring of the herbal tea makes for a periwinkle blue drink that’s hand-shaken, icy, and refreshing.
What does it taste like? It’s sweet, fruity, and floral. The Passion Tango Tea is made with a tarty, fruity blend of hibiscus, apple, and lemongrass, and the addition of Starbucks soy milk (which is sweetened) along with vanilla simple syrup kicks the sweetness up a couple of notches.
You may notice the Blue Drink often turns out more lavender in color than true blue – in fact, it’s almost the exact same recipe as the Purple Drink (the only difference is that the Purple Drinks includes scoops of blackberries). Pro tip: try adding blueberries for more blue!
Yes! Although it’s technically a secret menu item, the Blue Drink is not a limited or seasonal item – so you can order it year-round (as long as your Starbucks has Iced Passion Tango Tea on the menu).
Starbucks Blue Drink tastes sweet and fruity, with floral notes. It’s a creamy iced drink made with shaken Passion Tango Tea, soy milk, and vanilla syrup.
Yes, since you need to order some add-ins (by subbing soy milk and adding vanilla syrup), there will be a few extra charges on top of ordering the Iced Tea.