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9 ‘Secret’ Holiday Drinks You Can Order At Starbucks

Try these while you can!

Every year, Starbucks fans eagerly await the coffee chain’s seasonal holiday menu. It’s full of festive items like the Gingerbread Latte, Peppermint Mocha and Eggnog Latte. While these drinks are only available for a limited time, there are also a number of “secret” holiday drinks that you can score year-round — if you know what to ask for.

Check out nine of the secret Starbucks drinks that are perfect for any time you need a little holiday cheer.

Holly Jolly Latte

The Holly Jolly Latte is an Eggnog Chai Latte with peppermint syrup. That does sound jolly!

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Christmas In A Cup Latte

The Christmas In A Cup Latte combines all your favorite holiday flavors in one red cup. It starts with a Cinnamon Dolce Latte and adds white mocha syrup and peppermint syrup. Back in 2014, it looks like Starbucks was actually promoting the drink, according to this snapshot of a sign posted to Instagram:

Candy Cane Frappuccino

A Vanilla Bean Frappuccino is transformed into a Candy Cane Frappuccino with the addition of peppermint syrup. This Instagrammer thinks it’s almost too pretty to drink:

Christmas Cookie Frappuccino

According to Instagrammer @lucaskwin, the Christmas Cookie Frappuccino starts with any creme-based Frappuccino and is flavored with peppermint and toffee nut syrup. It’s topped off with whipped cream, sugar and an optional caramel drizzle:

Snowball Frappuccino

Lean into cold and snowy days with a Snowball Frappuccino, which is a White Chocolate Frappuccino spiked with toffee and hazelnut syrups. Instagrammer @karrandday rates it an eight out of 10:

Gingerbread Eggnog Chai

A Chai Latte made with eggnog instead of milk and infused with gingerbread syrup makes for a spicy, sweet drink that will warm you right up this winter. This Instagrammer celebrated the debut of the red cup with this secret menu item:

Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino

For a truly indulgent treat, the chocolatey Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino is sure to hit the spot. This Instagram user says it’s “so good”:

Roasted Chestnut Macchiato

Give your macchiato a holiday makeover with the Roasted Chestnut Macchiato. Instagram account @sharemystarbucks says the recipe consists of a Hazelnut Macchiato with toffee nut syrup, extra hazelnut syrup and white chocolate mocha syrup.

Snickerdoodle Hot Cocoa

Formerly a secret menu item, the Snickerdoodle Hot Cocoa has made its way to the official menu. You’re definitely going to want to add this twist on a classic to your holiday rotation. This Instagram user paired some cookies with the drink for her birthday: