Best custom drinks at Starbucks according to TikTok

by: Monica Smith | staff writer

If Starbucks is famous for one thing, it’s their abundance of drinks that range from different flavored frappuccinos, teas, coffees, and so much more. Before TikTok, most people ordered the same generic drink and didn’t venture out of their own order because of how overwhelming the menu can be. But now, many creators on TikTok are posting their favorite custom drinks they order and it’s caused a large mass of popularity from people who may not know what to order themselves. 

Because of this trend, customers are able to step outside the comfort zone of their own taste buds and try different drinks that are popular in taste for a reason. Unlike the classic drinks that are already on the menu, all of these drinks are customizable and can be adjusted according to the size of the drink. 

Iced Matcha drink with two pumps of chai

This drink adds a harmonious twist to the normal iced matcha drink by adding another flavor to it. Surprisingly, both the flavors blend together to create a drink great for the spring season. With the earthy and calm tones of the matcha, the chai tea offers a sweet balance to the mixture. According to the original creator of the order, @swanmuse claims the drink “tastes like the moon herself.”

Iced coffee with four pumps of white mocha and sweet cream 

If you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy the taste of bitter coffee this drink is a perfect match for you. The white mocha combats the sharp and tart flavor of normal coffee while the sweet cream adds another layer of a sugary pleasant taste. But If the sweet flavor is too strong, it’s suggested to change the iced coffee to an americano in order to still get that hint of espresso flavor!

Strawberry frappuccino with three scoops vanilla bean, four pumps white mocha, and 3 pumps cinnamon dolce  

This frappuccino is supposed to resemble the taste of a strawberry cheesecake. Although the additives of cinnamon dulce and vanilla bean might bring uncertainty, all of the flavors blended together are ensured to create a concoction of fruity and cooling sweetness.

Mango Dragon Fruit Lemonade without dragon fruit. Add peach tea and passion tea on top. 

This drink is popular for its aesthetic presentation because of the red and orange gradient that makes it look like the colors of a morning sunset. Not only is the drink pretty with vibrant colors but it’s also an explosion of flavor that tastes fresh. This drink might just be “the prettiest drink at Starbucks,” according to TikTok creator @thebushrods.

Water with strawberries

One of the things that sells this drink the most is the fact it costs only 50 cents — which is sort of shocking considering that Starbucks is known for its relatively high prices. Although it’s just water and dried strawberries,  the drink is a good pick-me-up for when you need a good refreshing beverage for something that isn’t just plain water.

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