Starbucks Orders – Spring/Summer Edition

A whole post about Starbucks?? What is there not to love?! I’m not even a coffee person but this mermaid-icon based cafe is one of the places that brings me joy.๐ŸŒˆ One of my strengths is that I can usually find a silver lining in most situations. Now that I work from home and have been for the past year and a few months, I barely leave my house… or the basement for that matter. The very few times I leave my house during the week, it’s usually in the afternoon to run through the Starbucks drive thru and grab a quick pick-me-up for the rest of the day. This is the one thing throughout the work day that I can look forward to. It gets me away from my computer screen for about 10 minutes and I get a nice treat, sounds like a win-win situation to me. As I briefly mentioned, I am not a big coffee drinker and never really have been. I never got into it during college and there was never a huge impulse to drink it after I graduated and begun my professional career. I’m much more of a tea drinker, anyone else? What do you guys rather prefer, tea or coffee? โ˜•๏ธ

Over the past few months, I have tried out a few different combinations of drinks to find a few that I like and I wanted to put them all together in this blog post so that they can be all in one place. I would also like to point out that I usually only get iced drinks when its like 65 degrees or higher, anything lower I get a hot drink because I can’t stand the cold lol. I will provide the titles, pictures, and how I order the drinks below (approximate calories are taken from the Starbucks app and does not include customizations just standard renditions):

Iced Caffรจ Mocha (Tall) ~260 calories

  • Blonde Espresso
  • Almond Milk
  • No Whipped Cream
  • 2 Pumps of Mocha Sauce (remove 1 from the standard 3 pumps in a tall)
  • 2 Pumps of Toffee Nut Syrup

This is one of my favourite coffee drinks if I’m actually in the mood to order one. During the fall, I tried the Salted Caramel Mocha and surprisingly (I’m not a big salted caramel fan), I loved it. Since that is a seasonal drink and it was taken off the menu a few months ago, I had to do some experimenting. The toffee nut syrup makes all the difference. I liked this hot version so much, I made it iced in March and it’s basically the only coffee-forward drink I drink. I highly recommend trying this one.

Mango Dragonfruit Starbucks Refreshers Beverage (Tall) ~70 calories

  • I get the order as is (water only)

I can’t remember how many years ago it was that this drink was brought to the menu but I want to say its been almost three years. I remember I tried it the same day I was wearing a dress that was the same colour of the drink so the Starbucks barista recommended it for me to try. I did, and it was my new favourite summer drink. If I’m feeling ~crazy~ then I get the grande but the tall is my go-to. Additionally, there is a version with lemonade in it and it is very good, very sweet, but I prefer just the regular refreshers since they are less sugar.

Peach Green Tea Lemonade (Tall) ~ 60 calories

  • I get the order as is

This drink is so good for a hot summer day! My boyfriend and family loves to go to Starbucks most days. Sometimes if I’m asked what drink I want and I don’t quite want something too heavy but just refreshing, I request this drink. The perfect amount of peach mixed with lemon is such a thirst quencher for the long sunny days. Again, I’ll get a grande if I think I can stomach it that day, but most times I get a tall. Since the tea is pretty light (sugar-wise) I splurge and get the lemonade for this version even though there is one without.

Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino (Tall) ~ 350 calories

  • Almond Milk
  • No Whipped Cream
  • Sometimes, I omit the mocha drizzle on top (if I don’t want that much mocha)

Okay do frappes remind anyone else of high school afternoons? I remember getting out of school and wanting to run by starbs with my friends to grab a quick chilled frap before I ran to my dance studio for never-ending classes. I remember it like it was yesterday because this drink brought one of my best friends and I together. This drink came out the summer of my sophomore year of high school and we bonded over liking the Mocha Cookie Crumble… now back then of course I had a grande with FULL toppings and all the whipped cream you could imagine. There is no way I’m able to handle that these days so I have now a bit more of a modified version for those few days a year that I actually crave one of these bad boys.

I’d love to hear about what your fav drinks that you get from Starbucks when it starts to get warm outside. I’m always looking for more options to add to my list to try! I stick to almond milk for the most part and usually omit whipped cream because I don’t find the appeal in it anymore but I like trying new things for sure. I will say that I have tried the majority of the refreshers and they are equally good except for the Mango Dragonfruit one I mentioned earlier, def tops them all. Thanks for reading along and I hope you give one of my drink recommendations a try in the coming months! ๐Ÿค

XOXO

–Sara ๐Ÿ’‹

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