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The Best Holiday Secret Menu Drinks at Starbucks

I Used to Be a Starbucks Barista, and These Are My 10 Favorite Winter-Themed Secret Menu Drinks

The Best Holiday Secret Menu Drinks at Starbucks
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My favorite part of working at Starbucks was inventing new drinks. Because I worked by myself at a hotel Starbucks, I would usually have a couple of hours to kill before the customers started to roll in. You'd find me at 6 or 7 in the morning, with four espresso shots' worth of energy, hands sticky with hazelnut or caramel syrup, busy at work in my little Frappuccino lab. And winter-themed drinks were always a favorite to create. From a roasted chestnut macchiato to a sugar cookie hot chocolate, there are plenty of drinks not on the traditional menu that'll warm you right up (or, if you like iced coffee, give you those cold winter vibes) all season long. Keep reading for a collection of all my favorite winter secret menu items and how to order them. With a variety of unique flavors, these drinks are the perfect remedy for any winter blues.

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