I don't know about you, but I feel like Starbucks just keeps upping its game with its drinks. But what's even better than that is the baristas and fans who are coming up with better and more off-the-wall drinks every day. Some of them have been spinoffs of on-the-menu items (like the Unicorn Frappuccino) and some of them have just been brilliant ideas born out of an affinity for the brand.
This year's best creations — so far — all have a couple things in common. For one, they're all very colorful. Secondly, a lot of them are based on mythical creatures . . . this does seem to be the year of the mermaid, after all. While some of these drinks you can easily still have made at your local Starbucks, some of them require limited-edition ingredients that are no longer available. As always, when ordering something off the unofficial secret menu, it's best to show up to your store prepared with the entire recipe. Your barista will thank you.
Ahead, find this year's best drinks and stay tuned as we anxiously await further creations that might pop up!